LTeam Winter Festival is the biggest festival for winter sports enthusiasts. The Lithuanian Olympic Fund has been organizing the festival since 2014. The first LTeam Winter Festival took place in Ignalina, in 2015, 2016, and 2017 it was held in Druskininkai, in 2018 – in Jonava, and in 2019 as well as in 2020 it returned to Druskininkai.
In 2019, the family-friendly sports and entertainment festival lasted for the whole weekend and was attended by about 10,000 visitors.
LTeam Winter Festival follows the format of Olympic Day – all the participants are issued a free-of-charge Participant’s passport and participate in various sports activities to collect points which can be later exchanged into medals, souvenirs, and prizes.
The Festival’s programme features a multitude of different activities: from running, luging, and orienteering competition to contests of international sports teams’ mascots, sports film session, slalom canoeing, and performances by Lithuania’s best musicians.
Lithuanian snow volleyball championship was organized in 2020 and the winners earned the place to participate in European championships. A massive crowd came to a free concert of Saulius Prusaitis – approximately 900 people attended “Snow arena“ to party.
“I didn’t expect this festival to be this fun. There were so many interesting activities – I loved to have a chance to learn the basics of how to use a surfboard, I also attended the acroyoga workout which was held very professionally“, expressed her experience Tokyo 2020 Olympian sailor Viktorija Andrulyte.
Every year the members of LTeam show up at this festival to enjoy winter sports. You can also spot guests from other countries here too. There were participants from Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, Northern Macedonia, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic or Poland at 2020’s event.