Welcome to Ludvika
Väsman is a large lake closely located to both the city, countryside and untouched nature. In the southern part of the lake you’ll find Ludvika marina which is one of many starting points for the ice tracks that the association Väsman VinterArena keeps maintained during the winter.
Väsman is a large lake in a varying landscape. You’ll find some islands in the lake that contributes to the ice tracks charming ambience. From the starting point at the marina it’s not far to reach the islands Bärholmarna, where a short circular track is ploughed. The tracks are made quite close to the shore and offers wonderful views of the villages and vacation homes.
The tracks are easily accessible since there are three starting points with excellent parking opportunities for guests arriving by car. In addition to ice skating the tracks are suitable for walking and kicksledding. When there is enough snow, a track for cross-country skiing is made next to the ice tracks.
1. The main track, 14 km round trip
The primary track is ploughed between Ludvika marina and Brunnsvik. A round-trip on the track is around 14 km long. It is also possible to start at Sörvik, you’ll find information signs and descriptions of the tracks at each of the three starting points.
Halfway along the main track, you will find a track that leads around Bärholmarna, which is about 1 km long. At the shores of Bärholmarna it’s possible to take a break and enjoy your picknick.
When the ice conditons allows there will also be a track leading to Norrvik and possibly to Dröverksudden. When such a track is ploughed the round-trip from Ludvika marina will be around 20 km.
Starting points: Ludvika marina, Sörvik and Brunnsvik.
2. The lunch track, 2 km
This track close to town is excellent for both walking and kicksledding since half the track is located on the lake ice and half is a walking path on land. A small amount of snow is left on the ice track to make it less slippery for walking.
One lap is around 2 km long.
Starting point: Ludvika marina
Be careful around the marina, there is one area where the water runs to a power plant. Currents make it unsafe so be careful to stay away from there.
Ice reports/information about the ice conditions
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