Dark & Cold

Dark & Cold

We are the Happy Friends of Cold and Darkness.

We work on a voluntary basis to develop positive experiences in those parts of the world that have a prolonged period of darkness and cold.

This is about, cooperation with other players, to further ennoble darkness and cold into something that enriches the lives of both those who live in these areas and for those who have the privilege of visiting this part of the world.

Current projects:

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THE WHOLE WORLD IS ICE DIPPING

 On Saturday, February 27 2021 , starting at 12.00 The Association Dark & Cold, Mörkrets och Kylans Glada Vänner in Skellefteå are arranging the digital event “The whole world is ice dipping”. It contains both live competitions in ice-hole poetry and a music competition in the ice-hole. In addition, films and greetings from ice dippers and winter swimmers from around the world will be shown.

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

During the program, there is also much else on offer from an outdoor studio located at an ice hole in Skellefteå. Guests in the studio will talk about the importance of the winter swimming for physical and mental well-being. In addition, ice dippers, winter swimmers and winter researchers will participate and discuss various aspects of dark 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.

The broadcast can be seen on Mörkrets och Kylans Glada Vänner’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/DarkandColdWinterSwim and at www.norran.se 

VIDEO GREETINGS

We want to collect video greetings from winter swimmers from around the world that will be broadcast on Saturday, February 27, 2021.  Please send in your video greeting no later than Tuesday, February 23. If we do not have time to air all greetings, we will show them here on our Facebook page.

What to do:

  1. Record your greeting from the ice-hole.
  2. Feel free to bring something specific that shows where the greeting comes from. For example, a hat, a flag from your country or something else creative.
  3. The video greeting should be 10 – 15 seconds long.

You are warmly welcome to send your video greeting no later than Tuesday 23 February to stina@darkandcold.com.

If you cannot send the file via regular email, you can send via WeTransfer.com

  1. Go to WeTransfer.com on your mobile. Safe and free.
  2. Select the correct file from your video library.

In the message field, write Vakpoesi 2021, your name and telephone number.

  1. Send via email to stina@darkandcold.com.
  2. Click TRANSFER, go to your email where you received a code that you enter and then click SEND.
  3. Ready! Confirmation of successful transfer will be sent via email.

Questions? Problem? Contact Stina at stina@darkandcold.com

A warm welcome

The Association Dark & Cold

MUSIC IN THE ICE-HOLE

Now it is time to submit your entry to the competition MUSIC IN THE ICE-HOLE. This year, you submit a video of your contribution instead of physically participating on site in Skellefteå. The competition is arranged during our broadcast live from the ice-hole on February 27, 2021. The theme is joy, dark and cold.

We want your contribution no later than Sunday 21 February. We will look through all the entries and a jury will select the six entries that will participate in the competition “MUSIC IN ICE-HOLE”. You will receive an answer no later than Tuesday 23 February if you are in the final.

What to do:

  1. Your competition entry must be recorded from the ice-hole. Shooting with the camera in HORIZONTAL mode = The phone should be down.
  2. The piece of music may take a maximum of 30 seconds to perform
  3. You should perform the piece of music on any instrument standing in an ice-hole.
  4. You should be adorned with a creative warm headdress and respectable/ non-revealing swimwear.

Criteria which will be assessed during the broadcast of the entries: – How the piece of music is performed, and choice of music linked to the theme – The creative equipment – Cool performance / execution – how it is performed

If you cannot send the file via regular email, you can send via WeTransfer.com:

  1. Go to WeTransfer.com on your mobile. Safe and free.
  2. Select the correct file from your video library.

In the message field, write Vakpoesi 2021, your name and telephone number.

  1. Send via email to stina@darkandcold.com.
  2. Click TRANSFER, go to your email where you received a code that you enter and then click SEND.
  3. Ready! Confirmation of successful transfer will be sent via email.

Questions? Problem? Contact Stina at stina@darkandcold.com

Warm welcome

The Association Dark & Cold

ICE-HOLE POETRY

Now it is time to submit your entry to the Ice-hole poetry competition.

This year, you will submit a video of your contribution instead of physically participating on site in Skellefteå. The competition’s final in Ice-hole poetry is being arranged during our broadcast live from the ice-hole on 27 February 2021. The theme is joy, dark and cold.

We want your contribution no later than Sunday 21 February. Then we look through all the entries and a jury select the six entries that then participate in the competition “VakPoesi”. You will receive an answer no later than Tuesday 23 February if you are in the final.

What to do:

  1. Your competition entry must be recorded from the ice-hole. Shooting with the camera in HORIZONTAL mode = The phone should be down.
  2. The poem may take a maximum of 30 seconds to perform
  3. You should present the poem orally while standing in the ice hole.
  4. You should be adorned with a creative warm headdress and respectable/ non-revealing swimwear.

Criteria that will be assessed during the transmission of the contributions: – How the poem reflects the theme – The creative equipment – Cool performance / execution – how the poem is performed. You are warmly welcome to send your contribution no later than Sunday 21 February to stina@darkandcold.com.

If you cannot send the file via regular email, you can send via WeTransfer.com:

  1. Go to WeTransfer.com on your mobile or computer. Safe and free.
  2. Select the correct file from your video library.

In the message field, write Vakpoesi 2021, your name and telephone number.

  1. Send via email to stina@darkandcold.com.
  2. Click TRANSFER, go to your email where you received a code that you enter and then click SEND.
  3. Ready! Confirmation of successful transfer will be sent via email.

Questions? Problem? Contact Stina at stina@darkandcold.com

A warm welcome with your contribution.

The Dark & Cold