Yukigassen (雪合戦?) is a snowball fighting-competition from Japan. Today there are annual tournaments in Sobetsu, Hokkaidō in Japan, Kemijärvi in Finland, Vardø in Norway, Mount Buller, Victoria in Australia, Luleå in Sweden, Anchorage in Alaska, and Jasper, Alberta and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Canada.
Short description of the game
Yukigassen is a game between two teams with seven players each. The game is played on a court with certain measurements, and the winner is determined through rules made by the Japan Yukigassen Federation. It is similar to capture the flag; players are eliminated when hit with snowballs. Players wear special yukigassen helmets with face shields, and a set number of snowballs (90) are made in advance.
- World Championship in Sobetsu, Hokkaidō, Japan
- European Championship in Kemijärvi, Finland
- Swedish Championship in Luleå, Norrbotten, Sweden (Luleå University of Technology)
- Nordic Championship in Vardø, Finnmark, Norway
- Mount Buller, Victoria, Australia
- Anchorage, Alaska, United States
- Jasper, Alberta, Canada
- Russian Championship in Murmansk, Russia
Here is a list of medal winners in the third Swedish championship, held in Luleå in 2012
Here is a list of medal winners in the second Swedish championship, held in Luleå in 2011
Here is a list of the medal winners in the European Nordic Tournament in Vardø in 2007
Here is a list of the medal winners in the Nordic Tournament in Vardø in 2006:
Here is a list of the medal winners in the Nordic Tournament in Vardø in 2005:
Gold: Små Rasmus etterkommere (Norwegian)
Silver: Hiawatha (Norwegian)
Bronze: KP 55 (Finnish)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 21, 2006. Retrieved April 23, 2006.