Yukigassen

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This is a sport in Japan that I had no idea it existed. Yukigassen is translated meaning a snowball war similar to paintball except using snowballs instead.
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The matches are played on a court by two teams comprising of 7 players each. There are ice blocks or ice walls that give you cover from the other teams snow balls. The game involves capturing the flag like paintball and the aim is to not be hit by the snow balls otherwise you are eliminated from the game.
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Each team is given 90 snow balls that are molded from a snow pressing machine so everyone has the same sized balls. I would guess that this game is fairly new and has been adapted from paintball. A cheaper version if you like as it is only played in cold climates that have snow.


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The game is very popular and there are world championship events now involving Canada, Australia (lol), Finland, Norway, Russia ,America and Japan. Every country hosts an annual tournament selecting a team to represent them at the World and European championships.

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Hey! Australia has more skiing area than Austria. The season is pretty short though. :)

They do it at one place called Mount Buller in Victoria. I was a little shocked but there again the Aussies do any sport that goes.

It makes two of us, I had no Idea about this either. But it's interesting as in some countries (unfortunately I can't remember where) snowball throwing is forbidden by law and I can see why.

I was pretty good at this sport as a kid in Nebraska. I would love to watch this. ha!

No way, that is totally crazy! I would have been awesome at this when I was younger. That is basically all we did in the Winter when we had snow days! I guess it shouldn't be that surprising. If they can make dodgeball an actual sport...

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I guess it must really be a sport favourite in places likr japan then

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