The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has created a proven and effective classification system. This works so that we can compare the performance of visually impaired, standing and sitting disabled people. In sports competitions, fair play and justice are important principles.
During Ridderuka 2016 we introduced the IPC's cross-country classification system and cross-country skiing. In alpine and snowboard the classification system has already been in use for some years.
It is a minimum disability requirement to be classified (minimum handicap), visually impaired classified as B1-B3 and disabled as LW2-12. Many of our participants are already classified. Therefore, these participants do not need to re-classify, if there are no special reasons for this.
If you are not classified, we wish you to review a classification. It is only a requirement for classification if you wish to go in the competition classes.
Not sure if you are classified?
If you are unsure whether you are classified or unsure of which class you are classified in, you can check the Master list 2017/2018 for classified practitioners.
If you are previously classified but can not find your name on the master list, please contact us at [email protected]
If you have previously been classified and placed in the class "Other Disability", you will not be reclassified.
How to be classified
The participants wishing to enter the competition class must be classified. If you are not classified with us, you will only go to the open class. It is therefore important that you choose that you wish to be classified in the registration.
The classification is carried out at Radisson Blu during the first part of Ridderuka by educated classmates (physicians, physiotherapists, etc.). An offer for pre-classification in Oslo is considered. If we get to this, further details will be sent.
All participants who are not classified sign up for the Knight Run in the usual way. You are placed in the correct class after you are classified at Beitostølen. The classification is free and gives you a classification card for which class you belong. Most participants only need to be classified once. Only participants who have a visual impairment or impairment that either deteriorate or improve which must be classified later in the year.
Some participants will not be able to be classified, these will then participate in the class "Open Class of People with Disabilities" or "Open Class Visually Impaired".
You can read more about the IPC's classification rules in Laymen's Guide to Classification
All practitioners must obtain information from their physician / specialist prior to the classification itself. This information should be used to provide classifiers with the best possible information about the individual's disability
Documentation for visually impaired persons:
To be classified as correctly as possible it is important that you who are to be classified have documentation when you arrive at Beitostølen.
If it's been a while since you've been investigated and your vision has been worse since the last test, you should take a new test to make the ratings as correct as possible.
This applies to both visus (sharpening) and the field of view.
Documentation to be brought:
2. Everyone should have measured vision before coming to Beitostølen. Ask your eye for a copy of the last survey that has been made.
3. If you wear glasses - bring a glass note.
4. If you have a disease that affects your field of vision, we would like you to have a survey of the survey that shows this. (Goldman survey or other field of vision test done by ophthalmologist / optician.) Preferably Goldman test, and it should be done with standard object size 3 and light intensity 4. Notify it to the one who performs the test.
Documentation from the disabled:
All persons with disabilities must have confirmation / documentation on their disability impairment. Documentation from a specialist is preferable.
All disabled people must also complete this form before they arrive:
Form for disabled people
Giant slalom lady / gentleman
Visually impaired: B1-B3 *
Standing: LW2-LW9 *
Seated: LW10-LW12 *
* For additional information about the classes in the alpine.
Ben LL1 - corresponds to functional loss of amputation through the knee or above
Ben LL2 - Equivalent to loss of function under the knee or below
Due to changes in classes, anyone who has been classified previously and who believes they qualify for LL1 must be re-classified.
Cross country skiing and skiing
1. Visually impaired (B1-3)
2. Movement frame standing (LW2-9)
3. Movement Seat Sitting (LW10-12)
4. Open class disabled people
5. Open class visually impaired
Within these 5 main classes, participants are divided by gender and in the following age classes:
11-12 years and 13-14 years (only Ridderrennet),
Junior (17-20 years)
Senior (21-34 years),
Veteran (35-59 years),
Superveteran (60 years and over).