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European Open, Junior and Sub-Junior Men and Women Classic Championships, Vasteras, Sweden, 3rd to 12th December 2021

The European Powerlifting Federation and Swedish Powerlifting Federation welcome you to Vasteras, Sweden for the European Men’s and Women’s Classic Championships, 3rd to 12th December 2021.451 Athletes, 254 Male and 197 Females will be participating from 30 nations –  Austria,  Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine.

Vasteras is a city in central Sweden on the shore of Lake Mälaren  100 kilometres west of Stockholm.  Winters are usually cold with a snow cover that lasts for several months, and the temperature may not rise above 15 °C (5 °F) in the middle of the day. Lake Mälaren is usually frozen from December until the end of March. Västerås has the largest lakeside commercial and recreational port in Scandinavia. The lake has many islands, and there are tourist boats that go out to them.

The city also has a skyscraper colloquially nicknamed "Skrapan" which has Sweden's highest-located cocktail bar, called Sky Bar, on the 24th floor of the building. Stockholm is very easy to get to from Vasteras, with a train to Stockholm Central Station taking under one hour.  

Julmarknad/ Christmas market

Very nice with an olde worlde feeling. Here you can buy old fashioned candy and gifts. The market is open every year from the first weekend of December.

Kokpunkten Actionbad – Water Park

Kokpunkten Water Park is located just behind the Steam Hotel on the main harbour. The eight story former steam power station has been transformed into an action-packed water park suitable for adults and children alike.  Not only does the park offer adrenaline pumping rides such as waterslides, but there are also hot tubs, saunas and a heated (34 degrees) open-air outdoor pool on the eight floor that overlooks the Lake Mälaren.  There’s also an area for adults only, the Boiling Point Relax, where you can relax in a hot spring, enjoy a sauna or immerse yourself in an invigorating aroma bath.

Timetable and other information

An up to date timetable and further details and information of the Event can be found on the EPF website https://www.europowerlifting.org/.

Details of the event, photos, videos, and reports can also be found on the official

EPF Facebook page.  You can follow High Quality livestream of the event via the EPF homepage and EPF Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/europowerlifting/

Important Information regarding Covid restrictions and precautions  

From the 1st of December, requirements for all indoor activities with more than 100 people over 18 or 16 years of age (further clarification regarding age tba) will be introduced in Sweden. The requirements say that all spectators/audience over 18 (16) years of age must present a vaccination certificate to gain access to the arena. Lifters, spotters, coaches, referees and organizers are not included in these requirements.  BUT lifters and coaches will count as audience on ALL other days when they are not involved in competition and will be required to present a Covid vaccination certificate when entering the arena.

Those who have medical reasons for not being vaccinated will be required to present a medical certificate confirming this. Only vaccination certificates are valid. Anti-gen tests and other rapid tests do not apply. Link for overseas vaccination certificates: https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate_en

The IPF protocol for covid precautions will  also be followed. This includes the wearing of masks by the spotters and coaches near the main platform and coaches in the warm up room. Officials, organisers, media personnel and lifters must also use a mask if less than one meter from another person.

The organizer will provide details of Covid-19 test stations if anybody need to take a test.

Notes to editors
Media accreditations will be provided, and Wi-Fi connection is available in the venue.

Venue

Mälarenergi Arena, Västerås Sweden (Vasagatan 83, Västerås). The arena is centrally located, close to the E18 and in the middle of the Rocklunda area. This new arena strengthens Vasteras’ place as a floorball city and hub for sports and events.

Official hotel

Hotel Plaza (Best Western Plus) https://plazavasteras.se/

For room booking contact the hotel: E-mail info(at)plazavasteras.se Phone +46 21 101010. Enter code: ECPC21 or European Powerlifting championship Single room: 950 sek (Approx. 95 EUR) per room/night, including breakfast Double room: 1150 sek (Approx 115 EUR) per room/night, including breakfast Extra bed: 300 sek (Approx 30 EUR) per bed/night, including breakfast. There is a sauna in the hotel.

There are several other hotels in the invitation.

https://www.europowerlifting.org/fileadmin/data/events/2021/PL_CL_Sweden_2021/2021_12_03_Invitation_PLCL_OPJuSJ_Sweden_X6.pdf

The contact person regarding hotels is: Thomas Högberg, thomas.hogberg(at)styrkelyft.se

Transport

Transport will only be organized from Arlanda airport in Stockholm to hotel when specified in the transport form  Transport information, Vasteras, Sweden . Transport from other airports (e.g. Skavstad, Nyköping) will not be organized.

We look forward to welcoming you all to Vasteras in December!

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