By CAPA-JRC reporter Alvin Tong
It is the wonderful year of 2021, and although COVID-19 is at a high, that will not stop us from enjoying winter sports. With winter approaching, many new sports are available. Let’s see what sports you will play!
The Winter Sports
Winter sports are mainly classified into three different categories: ice sports, skiing/snowboarding, and Nordic events.
Ice sports are sports that involve ice, hence the name “ice sports”. Ice sports include ice skating, broomball, and ice hockey. If you are interested in the variety of sports under this category, then you should get out your ice skates and start practicing.
Skiing and snowboarding, the two biggest and most popular winter sports. These two sports are specifically in their own category due to their popularity. Snowboarding and skiing are sports that involve snow-filled mountains on which you surf down using boards attached to your feet. If you are interested in skiing and snowboarding, you have to be dedicated and persevere, as it is very hard.
Nordic events, although the least popular category, are still very fun. Some Nordic events include biathlon, Nordic combined, and skeleton. If you want to try out Nordic events then make sure you have good accuracy and hand-eye coordination!
Where to sign up
In our community of Montgomery County, we have many places to play winter sports. Starting with ice sports, in “Rockville Ice Arena,” you can play ice sports including ice skating and ice hockey. In Baltimore there is a broomball club where you can sign up, however, it is mainly made for adults. As for skiing and snowboarding, ask your school if it has a snowboarding and skiing club. If not that’s fine, you can drive to three places that are in Pennsylvania, we recommend Liberty Mountain, White Tail Mountain, and RoundTop Mountain. Nordic events are usually for adults, however, teens can try Nordic skiing.
Whether you are playing winter sports as a non-competitive recreational activity or competitively, make sure to always have fun! We encourage everyone to try at least one winter sport. And on that note, the JRC wishes everyone a great winter.
This article was provided by Chinese American Parents Association Junior Reporter Club (CAPA JRC) with members who interviewed, audio recorded, wrote, translated, and video recorded. CAPA JRC has 25 Montgomery County middle to high school students. They have created a bilingual platform delivering news and serving the community.