The whole world is bathing


The whole world bathes online in Skellefteå

Saturday, February 27th, 2021 starting at 12.00 The Association for the Happy Friends of Darkness and Cold in Skellefteå arranges the digital event "The whole world is bathing". It contains both live competitions in ice-weak poetry and a music competition in awake. In addition, films and greetings from winter swimmers and winter swimmers from around the world are shown.

The tenth edition of the winter swim in Skellefteå, which was supposed to have taken place on 13 February, had to be canceled 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 vigil poetry and for the first time, a music competition will be arranged in vigil. As these competitions have six competitors in the final and only digital audiences, the association will cope with all applicable pandemic restrictions.

During the program, there is also much else on offer from an outdoor studio located by an ice rinkin Skellefteå. Guests in the studio will talk about the importance of the winter bath for physical and mental well-being. In addition, winter swimmers, winter swimmers and winter researchers participate and convey various aspects of darkness and cold.

Next year, the association hopes to be able to carry out the tenth winter swim, which usually attracts about 400 swimmers from around 20 countries. But this will be a worthy replacement under the prevailing conditions.

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The broadcast can be seen on Mörkrets och Kylans Glada Vänner's Facebook page: and at