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Welcome to the participants-page of the Innsbruck 2016 International Children’s Games! On this page you will find all the relevant information for your delegation. We look forward to fantastic days in the Tyrol!

KEY DATES

Games Time
January 11, 2016: Arrival & Check in, Accreditation, HOD Meeting, Joint Technical Meeting
January 12, 2016 – Day 1, Opening Ceremony
January 13, 2016 – Day 2
January 14, 2016 – Day 3
January 15, 2016 – Day 4, Closing Ceremony
January 16, 2016 – Departure day

USEFUL INFORMATION FOR YOUR STAY

Insurance
Insurance is the responsibility of the visiting city. Travel and medical insurance are a requirement for registering and participating in the ICG2016. This insurance should cover the medical costs in the case of a treatment.

Electricity
The voltage of electricity in the Tyrol is 220-240 volts.
The type F plug (CCE 7/4) and commonly called a “Schuko plug” is used in Austria.
International visitors who plan to bring electronics or appliances should also bring any required adaptors or converters. We do not provide voltage converters.

Save electricity! The ICG 2016 are a Green Event. Please help us to save electricity. Here are some simple tips on how to save electricity:
– Turn off the lights when you leave the room
– Unplug appliances when they are not in in use

Water
Water in the Tyrol and Innsbruck comes fresh from mountain springs, it is pure and excellent quality. Water may be drunk straight from the tap. So use your water bottle and fill it with fresh Tyrolean water.
Help us save water!

Local currency
The currency in Austria is the Euro (sign: €; code: EUR). The following Euro bank notes and coins are in circulation: Bank notes with face value of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euros; Coins: 1 and 2 Euro dominations as well as 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent coins.
Banks are generally open from Monday to Friday, with some branches open on Saturdays. Banks are closed on Sundays.

Payments and Payment Methods
Shops in Austria accept debit and credit cards. However, it is recommendable to always have some cash with you as there is a minimum charge amount at some places.

Tipping
In Austria restaurants include the tax in the bill, however it is customary to give a 10% tip in restaurants. If you are satisfied with the service, you may choose to round up the total sum when paying. If you were not satisfied with the service, it is not unusual to give less tip.

LOST & FOUND

The lost & found offices are located at the Venue Offices and the Delegation Services Centre. All items which have not been picked up will be collected at the Delegation Services Centre and brought to the Innsbruck Lost & Found Office (Fundamt) after the Games.

LOCAL TRANSPORT

Spectator Transport / Public Transport Services
The Public Transport Service in Innsbruck consists of a comprehensive network of bus and tram routes operated by the Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe (IVB). This travel network provides easy access to the ICG 2016 venues within the city of Innsbruck.
For information on public transport in Innsbruck please refer to: www.ivb.at/en.

Parking
Please be aware that no specific parking spaces will be provided at the venues. The existing parking spaces will be available for all ICG Clients. For Information please refer to the respective venue.

Ski Busses
In addition to the ICG 2016 Shuttle Service the following Ski Bus Routes operate on a regular basis and are accessible with a valid Ski Pass.

L1 Innsbruck – Axamer Lizum
L2 Götzner Bahn (Muttereralmpark) – Axamer Lizum

HOW TO GET TO INNSBRUCK AND THE TYROL

Innsbruck is located in the heart of Europe and the Alps. Its central location and excellent infrastructure make it easy to visit with public transport or by car. For more information on how to get to Innsbruck by plane, train, bus or car follow this LINK.

DELEGATION ASSISTANTS

The Delegation Assistants support and accompany the delegation members throughout the Games. On the 11 January 2016 you will meet your Delegation Assistants in person on arrival. They will assist you with the check-in and accreditation. They will also assist your delegation members with any questions they have in English or their mother tongue. At the opening ceremony the Delegation Assistants will guide the delegations on to the stage to be presented.

Delegation Service Centre
The Delegation Services Desk is located at the Innsbruck Exhibition Centre. If you have any questions or require assistance, you can call your Delegation Assistant or visit our Delegation Services Centre during the opening hours*:

Monday, 11.01.2016:     09:00 – 22:00
Tuesday, 12.01.2016:     09:00 – 17:00
Wednesday, 13.01.2016:     09:00 – 22:00
Thursday, 14.01.2016:     09:00 – 22:00
Friday, 15.01.2016:     09:00 – 22:00
Saturday, 16.01.2016:     07:00 – 16:00

*Subject to change

GUIDE TO ENTRY

The guide to entry includes all the important information regarding the registration, accommodation, transport, all guidelines and further details.

TECHNICAL HANDBOOK

The technical handbooks include all the relevant information, guidelines and rules for the different sport disciplines and events.

REGISTRATION MANUAL

This Manual guides you step by step through the online registration process.

DELEGATION GUIDE

This Guide provides all information about the ICG Games Time necessary for Delegations.