Information about the competition 

The tenth edition of the winter swim in Skellefteå, which was supposed to have taken place on 13 February, had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. That is why we are investing in a digital event instead. For the third year in a row, there will be a competition in ice-hole poetry and for the first time, a music competition will be arranged in ice-hole. As these competitions have six competitors in the final and only digital audiences, the association will be able to comply with all applicable pandemic restrictions.


Event Location

Skellefteälven in Skellefteå below Bryggarbacken.


The official timetable for the day will be published about one week before the competion. The competition in progress approximately at 09:30 to 16:00 PM.

Do you want to the results from 2020? , visit LiveTiming


The inauguration is on Friday 12/2 at 18.00 at the river below Stadsparken.


The registration is situated in the City Hall main entrance in Skellefteå, the address is: Trädgårdsgatan 6.
Registration is open as follows:
Friday 12/2 at 16.00 to 17.30
Saturday 13/2 at 08:30 to 12:00
When registering, you will receive a competitor’s card that you need to keep with you throughout the race day.


4 x 25 meter-long


Manual timing

Swimming without time

After the competition there the opportunity to swim 25 meters without timing. Participation must also be registered here and paid in advance and the cost is the same as for the contestants.


All results are published on


For racing class there are special medals to the first three in each class.


There are medical staff, divers and lifesavers after the course. Sauna and hot tub available next to the race site. All participation is at their own risk.


For spectators, it is free admission to the competition site but only swimmers, officials and media have access to the ice. To gain access you must have a special pass.

Press accreditation

Media who wish to be on the ice must be accredited. Contact Lars Westerlund,, +4670-693 84 22


This year we have got a good offer on accommodation from Scandic Hotel. Scandic Hotell Skellefteå

Call or e-mail the hotel to book a room. Provide the discount code Vintersim to use get the following prices.


Hamburgers will be sold next to the race site and there are several restaurants close to the river.

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