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Festival site - everything in one place
The festival site is located at Ekscerpladsen, 8800 Viborg.The Generation Handball festival site hosts a great number of events and activities that make Generation Handball so much more than just a handball tournament. That's why we call Generation Handball a handball festival. The festival site is totally unique. All matches, activities, events, and accommodation is within walking distance. The festival site consists of tents, regular handball courts both indoor and outdoor, beach handball courts, activities, shops etc. Enjoy a great atmosphere accompanied by music and happy faces of participants. Festival shops On the site, you will find various shops where you can buy food, drinks, sports equipment, and other things that you need during a handball tournament. You can also purchase Generation Handball merchandise as extra mementos from Generation Handball. Events and activities When the handball matches of the day are done, there are plenty of opportunities for you to spend your excess energy in Generation Handball’s event area. Access to the event area is free, and participants may take a break from handball to enjoy the company of their teammates and make new friends with players from other cities and countries. The event area contains two beach handball courts, a big jumping pillow, gaming area, leisure tents, and much more.
Fitness/gym FitnessDK is located right at the festival site. Get your tickets with a special Generation Handball discount at 50 DKK/8 EUR per entrance at the information desk. Training camp Is your team arriving early or leaving late? No problem - make your own training camp. We offer accommodation, food, and indoor court hours (extra charge) from Saturday in week 30 to Sunday in week 31. Information desk The info desk is located at Tingvej 5, 8800 Viborg. The info desk is there to answer your questions about Generation Handball and the tournament. You can also get a map of the site, see the match schedule, and much more. Check-in and check-out also takes place through the information desk. When you check in, your team will receive a "goodie bag" with more information and player cards that give access to all activities and events. Safety Viborg Police Department and Viborg Regional Hospital are both located close to the festival site. If an unfortunate incident occurs, you can report theft, vandalism, and other damage at the police station, and injured players have direct access to the emergency department at the hospital, when they have been referred through the Generation Handball physiotherapists.
Photos: Meny (food, snacks, drinks), Peter Larsen kaffe (coffee shop), and Sportigan (sporting goods) are some of the shops at the festival site Have a look at our cool festival site and the Generation Handball atmosphere here! Text continues below the video
McDonald's beach handball tournament
Everyone can participate in McDonald's beach handball tournament in the evening. The McDonald's beach handball tournament is held at the beach handball courts on the festival site. Participation in this extra tournament is free of extra charge, and we will coordinate your beach handball matches with your indoor or outdoor handball matches. Read more about the dates in the programme. The beach handball courts are for the general use during the rest of the handball festival, and there will be a host of opportunities to arrange and play friendly games. U-17 and U-20 play Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. U-15, U-13, and U-11 play Thursday and Friday.
Photo: Handball players playing beach handball at Generation Handball.
Health tentIn the health tent, we have teamed up with some of the most skilled practitioners in order to ensure you the best possible help and treatment for both mind and body during the festival. Read more about each practitioner below. You will find the health tent at the festival site.
Physiatric sports massage by Claus Hovgaard Sore muscles after a day with many handball matches? Check out physiatric sports massage by Claus Hovgaard. Claus is former professional handball player, and in his leisure time, he excels in tennis. Claus was fully booked in 2018 when he first joined the health tent, so make sure to book your scheduled massage before it's too late! The exact available hours can be found in the Generation Handball programme. The price is 100 DKK/14 EUR for 20 minutes of sports massage, and you of course get to choose the duration yourself. Find Claus in the health tent at the festival site.
FysioDanmark's physiotherapy The skilled physiotherapists from FysioDanmark ensure that injured players get a quick and effective treatment free of charge, and they are available all day when Generation Handball matches are played. Please, consult with the physiotherapists before making contact with the emergency department at the hospital unless in case of acute help.
BMS acupuncture by Bjørk Bonnichsen Practitioner Bjørk Bonnichsen offers BMS acupuncture as pain management every day. He has many years of experience with pain management, and about the treatment, he explains: "You can feel the difference right away as this treatment offers you an immediate pain reduction of 50 % as a minimum." Enjoy a special festival price of 125 DKK/17 € per treatment (normally 400 DKK). Use your app deals to get one treatment for free per team! Please, call or text Bjørk Bonnichsen at +45 6133 1580 in case of acute need of treatment. Find the scheduled hours in the programme.
Friendship ParadeOn Thursday, all festival participants get ready for the Friendship Parade, which begins and finished at the festival site. Twisting and winding through the streets of the city of Viborg, the Friendship Parade guarantees an amazing party atmosphere, lots of flags from all participating nations, the Friendship Parade song, and a jolly mood! The Friendship Parade even runs through the amazing Viborg dome. Check out this video to experience the special parade atmosphere: Text continues below the video
Team activities with Niels Christian
Photo: Team activity "the Slingshot". Through team activities, teams participating in Generation Handball get an absolutely unique “first come, first served” opportunity to take a closer look at the mechanisms that are influencing the social interactions between the teammates. Besides being involved in handball as coach, Niels Christian Pedersen has over time obtained an exceedingly exhaustive knowledge about team management at all levels in the world of handball – both the individual and the team based kind. Presently, he works as a consulting team instructor with his own company Sequi as starting point. He has previously been team instructor of both Danish A and youth national teams as well as many youth and senior teams at a wide range of levels right from the U-14 class to the best national league. For the last 15 years, he has instructed on the Danish Handball Association’s course for coaches “Team Management and Psychology”, just as a number of public state institutions like the Danish Ministry of Taxation, Banedanmark (administration of Danish railway and infrastructure), and several municipalities and also private companies such as Lego, Siemens, Dansk Supermarked, and many more have benefitted a lot from Niels Christian Pedersen’s qualifications. During Generation Handball, Niels Christian Pedersen offers team activities for teams at all levels, and it is guaranteed to be entertaining. The team activities can contribute amazing knowledge about the team and its strengths and weaknesses, and coaches can benefit from this knowledge in their future work with player development. Possible focuses could be clarifying hierarchies or visualising the processes that form the basis of a team’s behaviour. Activities such as the catapult, the traffic jam, and the pipeline will definitely ensure lots of fun. Other interesting and even more in-depth activities could be analyses of goals and aims and clarification of values just as it also will be possible to have the team’s personal profiles analyses. Enjoy this small inspirational video about team activities: Text continues below the video
Enjoy amazing show matches every night at Generation Handball. Every year, some of Europe's best senior handball teams join Generation Handball with a pre-season training camp. During the daytime, the teams have indoor practices in different arenas in Viborg, and in the evenings, they play exciting friendly games. Admission is free for EVERYONE - including those that aren't participating in Generation Handball. We even live stream some of the matches on our Facebook page. Take a look at the cool 2018 match schedule right here. We also look forward to present the 2019 match schedule to you when we get closer to the festival.
Swimming poolsRecover, relax, and have fun in both indoor and outdoor swimming pools in Viborg city. All Generation Handball participants get free admission to both swimming pools. The indoor one is called Viborg Svømmehal (Swimming pool), and the outdoor pool is called "Vestbadet" very closed to the accommodation site Vestervang skole/school, which also has a shuttle bus. U-11, U-13, and U-15 are also invited to a very cool pool party on Wednesday evening. There will be music and a great atmosphere. Check out this video from the indoor swimming pool: Text continues below the video Regular swimwear is of course allowed
Musical team building with NicolajCheck out the programme to see when you and your team get the chance of experiencing musical team building Nicolaj Holmboe. Write your own song about your team’s values and become closer doing a funny activity, which you most likely have never tried before. It’s going to be funny and educational, and you must think “out of the box” and definitely “out of the handball court” during this exercise that really strengthens team spirit. Find the exact scheduled sessions in the Generation Handball programme.
Poker nightJoin Generation Handball's poker night and show your skills and poker face. There are also exciting prizes! (only 18+ years old) Photo: Poker night in 2018
DGI HandballIf you just can’t get enough of handball, here’s something new and different for you and your teammates: Try out Five-a-side, Max Total Handball, and Street Handball with DGI Handball. DGI Handball is a Danish sports organisation, and in 2019, they're planning to be an even bigger part of Generation Handball. Await more info about exciting new activities! DGI Street handball (no registration – just show up!): Street handball is funny to watch but even more funny to play. It’s played on the asphalt street where the “sky is limit”, but in fact, it could be played anywhere, and that’s exactly the spirit of it: Handball can be played anywhere, and it’s a matter of having fun. Challenge your own and your teammates' creativity when you show off your coolest tricks. There are no specific rules, and the DGI staff will guide you. The green street handball ball is soft and is easily catched and controlled, which is why street handball is a game that everyone can participate in regardless of previous handball experience. Five-a-side (with or without registration): Five-a-side is a new concept and handball game where you play 5 against 5 in high speed. DGI has developed an entirely new type of ball that fits the style of the game. In Five-a-side, there’s no actual goal keeper, and the first player to be on his or hers own part of the court to defend the goal acts as goal keeper. Each match has a duration of 8 minutes, which makes the matches short and intense. If you would like to join, you just show up at the Five-a-side court at the parade courts (check out the programme for schedule). Teams can play either if they show up or if the match is planned in advance - we're open to both. We'll make small tournaments, and each tournament can include four (4) teams, so hurry up! The winner of the tournament wins Five-a-side handballs. Max Total Handball: More info coming soon
Game zoneGame zone is open 2 x 4 hours during the festival. Check this new activity out and enjoy amazing time with your friends playing funny games e.g. Fifa and Mario. You’ll find the openings hours in the programme.
Photo: Dragekongen, Safaribussen, and Jungle rally NEW IN 2019: Tigeren (the Tiger) Denmark’s biggest Gyro Swin - more info later Enjoy the rush on Denmark’s biggest roller coasters: The new Dragekongen (means "King of dragons") is guaranteed to take your breath away as you dive down at 85 km/h from 30 metres up. There are more world-class adrenaline rushes that await, as you experience being launched at up to 85 km/h around Denmark’s longest roller coaster, Juvelen (means "the Jewel"), and hurtle down from a height of 32 metres at 90 km/h in Piraten (means "the Pirate"). Jump aboard the Safaribussen (means "Safari bus") family ride for a fun-filled bus ride through the jungle. But hold on tight, because the tour is full of surprises when the driver starts driving in circles. Hop off at Jungle Rally, where young thrill-seekers can enjoy an exciting ride with the whole family in the brand-new children’s coaster. Bondegårdsland – for children and playful parents: Bondegårdsland (means "Farmer country") has 10 exciting rides for everyone. Why not try a free-fall from the water towers, or flying along the roller coaster in a flurry of chicken feathers. Huge Aqua Park and more than 60 rides and attractions: With more than 60 rides and attractions, time just flies by. But don’t forget to visit the huge Aqua Park, where sunshine can be enjoyed by the water’s edge or at full speed on one of the many water slides. Generation Handball prices Admission ticket: 240 DKK/32 EUR per person (normal price 290/39 EUR DKK) Bus ticket: 80 DKK/11 EUR per person (Generation Handball bus shared with other teams on 28 July, 29 July, or 3 August 2019). It is also possible to book your own bus for your team - read more on the extra services page HERE. These are the updated 2019 prices, and they are valid from 27 July to 7 August 2019. Participants and their family members can make use of the special Generation Handball price Facts about Djurs Sommerland - It is Scandinavia’s biggest summerland - The park has 8 themed areas: Vikingeland (means "Viking country"), Piratland (means "Pirate country"), Mexicoland (means "Mexico country"), Westernland (means "Western country"), Vandland (means "Aqua/water country"), Afrikaland (means "Africa country"), Bondegårdsland (means "Farmer country"), and Sommerland (means "Summer country"). - It has Denmark’s biggest roller coasters: Piraten, Juvelen, and Dragekongen. - It has a huge Aqua Park - It has more than 60 rides - The park constitutes an area as large as 70 soccer fields Video: Roller coasters from Djurs Sommerland Photo: Rides at Djurs Sommerland