500 days to the Opening Ceremony of the Torino 2025 Games: Piemonte will be Land of Sport

There are 500 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of Torino 2025. The countdown to the XXXII World University Games Winter hits another milestone. The appointment of snow and ice that will bring thousands of student-athletes to the mountains of Piemonte is approaching. Are you getting ready for the spectacle? Stay tuned!


From 13 to 23 January 2025, 9 sports disciplines will take place in the Regione Piemonte, which, as per the event’s claim, will be a true Land of Sport. The Opening Ceremony will be held on the evening of Monday 13 January at the Pala Alpitour in Torino. The Palavela, which from this summer officially became Casa TO2025, will host the short track and figure skating competitions, while the women’s ice hockey tournament and the men’s semi-finals and finals will be held on rink 1 of the PalaTazzoli, in addition to the men’s and women’s curling tournaments on rink 2. The men’s hockey preliminaries will be held in the Torre Pellice and Pinerolo arenas. Bardonecchia will host alpine skiing, snowboarding, freestyle and freeskiing, while Pragelato will host the biathlon and cross-country skiing competitions.

To these will be added the 9 disciplines of BRAINstorm, a new concept for the FISU Games, which integrates the challenge of the mind with sporting challenges and will bring other university excellences from all corners of the planet to Piemonte (here is the link to the challenge: https://wugtorino2025.com/special-project/brainstorm/) with medals and cash prizes.

ROAD TO2025 does not stop and the next big event is scheduled for Wednesday, 20th of September, when International Day of University Sport will be celebrated on a global scale. We are preparing a rich programme, so start pinning it on your calendar.

“The team of the Organising Committee is working flat out to organise a great event and to make the run-up exciting. We are certain that the territory will respond with enthusiasm and participation,’ jointly declare the President of the Torino 2025 FISU Games Alessandro Ciro Sciretti and Deputy Vice-President Riccardo D’Elicio. “The calendar of appointments is thickening every day and, in three weeks’ time, there will be an important celebration such as International Day of University Sport, strongly desired by FISU and positively welcomed by UNESCO for the educational and cultural values deriving from its message. 20 September represents a fundamental day for FederCUSI and the entire Italian university sports movement”.

Photo Credits Torino 2025/Valerio Minato

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