• Gangwon Hosts First Winter Youth Games in Asia

        • 12/01/2023


        • winterolympics


    The fourth Winter Youth Games will take place January 19 – February 1, 2024 at arenas throughout Gangwon State, namely in Gangneung, Pyeongchang, Hoengseong, and Jeongseon. Following six years after the success of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games, Korea has the honor of hosting the first Winter Youth Games in Asia.   

    Over 1,900 youth athletes from 80 countries will compete in the Games in a range of winter sports, including short track speed skating, figure skating, and bobsleigh. The Games will kick off on January 19 with opening ceremonies held jointly at Gangneung Oval and Pyeongchang Dome. Excluding the opening ceremony at Gangneung, all of the sporting events are free. Tickets can be reserved through the official website after signing up for membership. Tickets for events taking place in Gangneung will also be available on-site on the day of the event.   

    In addition to sports, various experience programs introducing Korea’s charms will be available through five themed booths at the Korea Tourism Promotional Hall. Participate in the hashtag event and take commemorative photos in the Life 4 Cut self-studio of K-Culture Zone. Experience hallyu star contents through VR in the Hallyu Zone. Relax with sound therapy in the Wellness Experience Zone. The promotional hall will operate throughout the Games period, and be open to all visitors, including those not attending Game events.  

    Aside from the promotional hall, special K-culture experiences and events such as a K-pop concert are planned for the young athletes. To join in the fun, hurry up and make a reservation!  

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    Gangwon 2024 Winter Youth Games   
    Period: January 19 – February 1, 2024  
    Venues: 9 arenas in Gangneung, Pyeongchang, Hoengseong, Jeongseon  
    Reservations: tickets.gangwon2024.org/en  
    Inquiries: +82-1588-7890 (10:00-19:00)  
    Website: olympics.com/en/gangwon-2024  

    Opening Ceremony  
    Date/Time: January 19, 2024 / 20:00  
    - Gangneung Oval (Gangneung Olympic Park): 100 Surigol-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do (강원특별자치도 강릉시 수리골길 100)  
    - Pyeongchang Dome: 395 Olympic-ro, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do (강원특별자치도 평창군 올림픽로 395)  
    - Gangneung: A seating 100,000 won / B seating 80,000 won / C seating 30,000 won  
    - Pyeongchang: Free  
    Reservations: tickets.gangwon2024.org/en  
    * On-site sales for select remaining seats of the Gangneung opening ceremony will begin two hours before the start.  
    Inquiries: +82-1588-7890 (10:00-19:00) 

    Korea Tourism Promotional Hall  
    Operating period: January 18 – February 1, 2024 / 09:00-20:00  
    Venue: Vicinity of Gangneung Hockey Center in Gangneung Olympic Park  
    Hall contents:  
    ① Tourism Information Zone (1330 Korea Travel Helpline, etc.)  
    ② K-Culture Zone (hashtag event & self-studio photos)  
    ③ Visit Korea Year Zone (roulette event)  
    ④ Hallyu Zone (hallyu VR contents)  
    ⑤ Wellness Zone (sound therapy ASMR) 
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