After a long break, ÅAS, TYY and TUO are finally organising Fastlaskiainen again. This year, Fastlaskiainen takes place 21 February, from 2 p.m. to about 4 p.m.
Fastlaskiainen is a tradtional sled competition between student associations, and it will be held on Vårdberget, Åbo. The event is free of charge for the audience, and no registration is needed. ”After Sled” will be organised at Kåren right after the sled competition. You can also find Fastlaskiainen on Facebook.
All sub-associations of ÅAS, TYY and TUO are welcome to participate free of charge. Registration for associations happens via our Lyyti form.
What is Fastlaskiainen?
As the event has not been held in its traditional form since 2020, a short recap might be in place:
Traditionally, Fastlaskiainen is held on Shrove Tuesday, as a sled competition between student associations. The hill the sleds will ride down along is paved, so you should be aware of the possibility that there is no snow present on the day of the competition.
The associations have the possibility to have music being played from the organizer’s speakers during their hill ride. Every association has 1 ride down the hill, and what counts as a sled has traditionally been relatively subjective. However, at least one (1) person must be in the sled during the whole ride. The winner is chosen based on factors such as the sled, the theme of the sled and the atmosphere. The sled should also be able to stay intact for two rides, because the top 3 best sleds will be asked to ride down one more time for the finale.
After Pulka (or After Sled) at Kåren
After Pulka at Kåren begins right after the sled competition. You can play billiard, beer pong, and board games on the second floor at Kåren. You can also buy beer, shots, energy drinks and hot chocolate at a student-friendly price at the bar.
The Kåren building is unfortunately not accessible because of the staircase to the second floor. If you need accessible entrence, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.