The Worldu University Speed Skating Championship aims to be a sustainable event. Together with the Jaap Eden Ice Rink we take steps to make this possible. On this page we explain what we, as organizing committee, and the Jaap Eden Ice Rink do to make this tournament as sustainable as possible.
Keeping an open ice rink in good conditions, requires a lot of energy. The Jaap Eden Ice Rink solely uses 100% sustainable energy from Dutch windmills. Also, the heat generated by the cooling system is used to both heat the water for the ice preparation and to keep the restaurant at comfortable temperatures. This way we can enjoy the fine conditions on and around the track, and skate with a clean conscience.
The “plastic soup” in the oceans gets bigger by the day. We as organizing committee do not want to contribute to that cause. That’s why during this tournament no disposable plastic cups will be used. All participants will get a reusable waterbottle for the week, to minimise the use of plastic water bottles. Together with our suppliers we try to make this event as ‘earth-friendly’ as possible.
All participants will be picked up from the airport using public transportation. On racedays there will be busses from the hotel to the ice rink, but on set times to make sure that our CO2 emission is as low as possible. We recommend using public transportation at all times. The Dutch infrastructure is well organised so this should not be too much of an issue. More information on public transportation can be found here.
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