Breaking the Ice in Erfurt
Erfurt is an extremely sporty city and has been a centre for ice sports for many years. The end of 2001 saw the opening of the brand-new Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann ice rink, an Olympics Support Centre and one of the finest and most up-to-date indoor speed- skating arenas in the world. Skaters from all over the world come here to train and compete – you can almost feel the Olympic spirit and their will to succeed. In a place where Germany and international elite regularly challenge for medals, you stage an ice sport championship among your own group, choosing from a selection of events such as speed skating and curling. After all the fun and games are over, hearty German food and glühwein is served to help you refuel.