Practical information

Updated 2023-08-31

Welcome to the 5th Nordic Open Wushu Championships 2023 with Wushu, Kung Fu, Tuishou, Taiji and Sanda!

The competition is open for all individuals, regardless of federation, club or national affiliation.

Here is some practical info on

DATE & PLACE

December 1-3, 2023 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Competition day is December 2.

SCHEDULE

Dec 1, Friday
– Arrival day all athletes & judges
– Venue opening times 14:00–20:00
– Judges seminar, preliminary 16:00–18:00
– Registration & weigh in Sanda and Tuishou (first option) 16:30–17:00
– Training at venue 14:00–18:00
– 18.30 – Opening ceremony with special performances!

Dec 2, Saturday
– Venue opening times 08:00 –18:00
– Registration at venue and weigh in Sanda and Tuishou (second option) 07:30 – 08:00.
– Competitions 08:30–18:00

Dec 3, Sunday
– Spacial training seminars 10:00-13:00

REGISTRATION AND FEES

ENTRY FOR COACHES AND OTHER TEAM MEMBERS

Participating athletes with teams and team observers have free access to the venue. All teams and observers must be registered by names by email when registrations closes!

National coaches and other team members have free entry to the competition venue according to these requirements:

  • 1–2 competitors: 1 coach
  • 3–5 competitors: 2 coaches
  • 6–9 competitors: 3 coaches
  • <10 competitors: 4 coaches

All coaches, club/team and visitors names should be sent by email after registration of the athletes to info@nordicopenwushu.se

NON-EU CITIZENS VISA REQUIREMENTS

For participants from outside EU (from countries that require visa for entering Sweden) we recommend applying through your official national Wushu federation. We can only send our invitation letter to such federations, not to individuals. To get an invitation letter (“formal visa-based invitation”), please ask your federation to email us at info@nordicopenwushu.se with an application for all participants.

INSURANCE POLICY FOR NON-SWEDISH CITIZENS

Non-Swedish citizens need to have a valid International insurance certificate for sports performance and travel, since the organizer is not responsible for any possible injuries, resulting in medical bills or hospital treatments. You will have to show this certificate upon registration on site.
When you register online to the competition, you need to confirm the Waiver of liability for entering the competition.
See travel information from the Swedish authorities here regarding the entering rules to Sweden here.

COMPETITION SYSTEM

Smoothcomp competition system will be used in all competitions. The score of each athlete will be announced on a monitor after each performance and published online. You can follow the competition live with starting times and results in your smartphone.

VENUE

The venue is Stockholmsmässan, located in Älvsjö, close to Stockholm City, and easily accessible by local transportation. The competition will take place in cooperation with the Martial Arts festival and Fitnessfestivalen.

STAYING

Suggestions to stay while in Stockholm, whether you prefer to be close to the venue, or in Södermalm (the inner city district closest to the venue, with a travel time of approx. 10 minutes with commuter train or taxi).

Recommended event hotel
We recommend our special main event hotel, Motel-L, Älvsjö
BOOK MOTEL L HERE FOR SPECIAL RATES UNTIL OCTOBER 30!
Best location 500 m from the venue.

  • Stylish Twin Room 1–2 persons (separate beds)  including breakfast
  • Stylish Twin Room Twin 3 persons (separate beds) including breakfast. Extra bed may be possible, total 4 persons

BUDGET OPTIONS close by

Hotel Älvsjö  – budget hotel also close to the venue
https://alvsjo.worhot.com/en

Apartments
https://www.apartdirect.com/apart-hotels/stockholm/apartdirect-aelvsjoe/


Other locations
Mosebacke Hostel

Central location in downtown Södermalm, busy area with many restaurants and bars etc, and only 10 min with public transportation to the venue. Many different room types for up to 4 persons.  Breakfast included. Free cancellation up to 48 hours before arrival date.

If you prefer the 4-star hotels, we would like to recommend Hotel Scandic Malmen, Hotel Rival or Clarion Hotel. They are all very likable, centrally located in busy restaurant & night life areas, and not too far from the venue.

SIGHTSEEING & SHOPPING

Welcome to Stockholm! Sweden’s capital is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, built on fourteen islands. Lots of bridges, parks, castles and museums but also restaurants and nightclubs. And shopping! Stockholm has some of the nicest Christmas markets in the world.

NOTEWORTHY

LINKS

Visit Sweden 

Visit Stockholm

Lonely Planet: Södermalm

Lonely Planet: Stockholm

EBD/Stockholm

Marie Claire/Christmas in Stockholm

TimeOut/Stockholm

Take me to Sweden/Christmas in Stockholm

Independent/48 hours in Stockholm (from 2015)

Stockholmsmässan (venue)

Södra Station (commuter train station in Södermalm)

2-, 3- and 4-star hotels in Södermalm

Hotel Scandic Malmen

Hotel Rival

Clarion Hotel

Hostels and house boats in Södermalm

S.M.A.C (club house) at Åsögatan 153, Södermalm, Stockholm

YR/Weather forecast for Stockholm

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