The home straight of the new Robotron Ski Arena is on the Königsufer embankment next to the Carola Bridge, where there is a capacity for 3,000 spectators to watch the start and finish of the race. The circuit continues down the Elbe and past the Augustus Bridge. The furthest point is just before the Glockenspiel Pavilion, a few metres from the Japanese Palace. It then doubles back towards the Augustus Bridge, past the famous Canaletto view, a small detour to the Augustusgarten, two small climbs, a tricky downhill corner – and finally the home straight.
The skiing does not finish after the World Cup weekend, however, because it will then be the turn of junior talent: from Monday to Friday, classes from the region will use the World Cup circuit for school sports. And the following weekend (20th – 21st January), the youngsters will be able to show their mettle in the International Sachsen Cup. Who knows, maybe some future World Cup contenders will be competing in this event?
When? 13th – 14th January 2018
Where? Ski Arena on the Königsufer, 01097 Dresden
Further information: www.skiweltcup-dresden.de