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    Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz 2022 – Program and Good-to-knows

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    Snow Polo St. Moritz 2022 takes place on January 28, 29 and 30. The unique tournament takes place on a carefully prepared pitch on the frozen St. Moritz lake, attracting thousands of spectators and international guests to experience this breathtaking sport every year. It stands out against the wintry backdrop of frozen lakes and the Alps and offers exciting sporting action along with an elegant atmosphere and exquisite entertainment.

    A Long-lasting tradition of Snow Polo

    The Snow Polo World Cup has been a social highlight of the season in St. Moritz for the past few decades. Since the first days of the tournament in 1985, the frozen lake has been a centre of attention for top polo players, influencers and winter sports enthusiasts from all over the world. As a fusion of sport and elegance, top-class polo meets first-class parties.

    Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz
    Photo credit: MonAme Magazine

    GOOD TO KNOW:

    • Dates: 28 – 30 of January 2022.
    • Location: the frozen lake of St. Moritz.
    • Tickets: Free entrance to the lake, including access to the stands.
    • During the event, the COVID “2G” rule (access limited to individuals vaccinated against or cured of covid-19) applies in all outdoor areas.
    • All indoor spaces and at all events, the stricter “2G-Plus” rule will apply (vaccinated/cured plus a negative PCR or antigen test).
    • Driving and parking on the lake are strictly prohibited.
    • The escalator from the top of the Serletta car parking (near Badrutt’s Palace Hotel) to the lake is a convenient shortcut.
    • The web-tv channel Pololine.tv will telecast all the games live to allow viewers not attending the event to follow the matches.
    • Besides Snow Polo, St. Moritz has a long history of hosting the most iconic sports events. In fact, shall you be interested to learn which ones and get inspired by incredible views over the Alps, check our article ST. MORITZ – THE SPIRIT OF EXCLUSIVE LUXURY AND THRILLING WINTER EVENTS.

    Snow Polo St. Moritz welcomes Six teams with players from nine countries

    Six instead of four teams of the highest calibre will compete in the world’s most exclusive high-goal polo tournament on snow for the first time. The players, such as snow polo pros Valentin Novillo Astrada (ARG), Max Charlton (UK), Robert Strom (FRA) and local star Tito Gaudenzi (CH), together with other polo stars combine to make up to nine nationalities.

    2019 tournament winner Melissa Ganzi from the USA, alongside her son Grant will compete on the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel team for one of the most prestigious trophies in polo sport.

    Unique horseshoes for the main superstars of the tournament

    Around 120 polo ponies arrived from around Europe a couple of weeks before the event, giving them time to adapt to the high altitude and get acquainted with the snow. For that reason, they started with walks at first, moving on to gentle training sessions. The ponies also got special horseshoes that have rubber tubing to funnel the snow out of the back of the shoe and studs to add traction, making sure the ponies have a perfect grip during the matches on the hard-pressed snow.

    PROGRAM:

    Friday: January 28, 2022:

    • 10.30h Polo Village opens
    • 11.00h Polo Game 1: Azerbaijan Land of Fire – Perrier-Jouet
    • 12.15h Polo Game 2: Clinique La Prairie – World Polo League
    • 14.30h Polo Game 3: Badrutt’s Palace Hotel – Casablanca
    • 16.30h Polo village and VIP tent close

    After Day 1 there will be a team ranking from 1 to 6: the three winners will proceed directly to the semi Finals. Also, the best loser (4th ranking overall) will progress to the semi Finals. The first ranked team will play the best losing team, the second ranked team will play the third.

    Saturday: January 29, 2022:

    • 10:30 Polo village opens
    • 11:00 Polo Game 1: 5th against 6th
    • 12:15 Polo Game 2: 1st against 4th (best looser), semifinal
    • 14.30h Polo Game 3: 2nd against 3rd, semifinal
    • 16:30 Polo village and VIP tent close

    After Day 2 the two Semi Final winners will move to Sunday’s Final. The other four teams will have a ranking according to points and goals, the first team will play the second team for 3rd and 4th place. While the third team will play the fourth for 5th and 6th place.

    Sunday: January 30, 2020:

    • 10.30h Polo Village opens
    • 11.00h Polo Game 1: 5th/6th place
    • 12.15h Polo Game 2: 3rd/4th place
    • 14.30h Final Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz
    • 16:30 Polo village and VIP tent close
    Team Azerbaijan Land Of Fire Is A Champion Of 37th Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz 2022
    Photo credit: Wendy Falourd

    The team Azerbaijan Land of Fire is a champion of 37th Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz 2022! Congratulations to the winners!

    Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz
    Photo credit: MonAme Magazine

    We hope you got inspired by this beautiful and exciting tournament. If so, be sure to make a note for your diary of The 38th Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz on 27, 28 and 29 January 2023! And stay tuned to MonAme Magazine for all the details!
    Finally, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us -> GET IN TOUCH.

    BE HEALTHY AND WEALTHY! :)

    Yuliia Caliskanhttps://www.moname.ch/about-me/
    At MonAme Magazine, I’m in charge of content and publication. I am passionate about all things new and sustainable - traveling, food and active lifestyle. As an MD specialized in Dermatology, I also always keep myself up to date about new advancements in beauty and cosmetics industry.

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