ŠKODA has long been a patron of sports, especially when it comes to ice hockey, cycling and motorsport. We were born on two bikes and we’ve loved cycling ever since, supporting not only the major professional events such as Tour de France and La Vuelta but caring about leisure and semi-professional riders, too.
Not long after the company was born, in 1901 we fell for motorsport and 2017 marked our third champion title in World Rally Championship 2.
Last but not least, we can claim that ice hockey truly is our game. We hold Guinness World Record for the "longest lasting main sponsorship of a world championship in the history of sports".
The first vehicle to ever come out of the ŠKODA factory line was, in fact, a bicycle - and we've loved cycling ever since. Besides being a partner to Tour de France, Vuelta España and several professional cycling teams internationally, closer to home we are the proud sponsors of Team ŠKODA Fruzio - a New Zealand domestic based cycling team for U23 and junior riders.
ŠKODA NZ also actively shares our passion for cycling through Team ŠKODA. A home for anyone who loves to cycle or who fancies a ride once in a while.
Cycling is in ŠKODA’s DNA, so we are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Cycling New Zealand Schools. An organisation created in part to promote the enjoyment, participation, and competition on bicycles for all school-age children (Y7 - Y13) in New Zealand and to create and govern competitive cycling opportunities for School age participants.
ŠKODA has been involved in motorsport since 1901 and has won titles all around the world in a range of vehicles. 2017 is the most successful motorsport season in its 116 years long history. ŠKODA teams not only won the FIA World Rally Championship’s WRC 2 titles, but also 14 national plus a number of regional championships. More than 170 ŠKODA FABIA R5 sold to ŠKODA importers and private teams worldwide.
ŠKODA has been sponsoring the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship since 1992 and was awarded a GUINNESS World Record, for the "longest lasting main sponsorship of a world championship in the history of sports“. The IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship is the most important annual winter sport event. It reaches more than 1.2 billion TV viewers in more than 160 countries around the globe.
At ŠKODA we do everything we can to keep you safe on the road. Not only do our cars feature the most advanced equipment that should both actively prevent accidents and protect occupants in case of an emergency, but we also want to show you how you yourself can contribute to your own safety. We’re especially focused on young learner drivers, as they start out on their driving journeys.
Benefiting the community as a certified Charitable Trust, Street Smart presented by ŠKODA is a hands on practical drivers programme that equips young Kiwis with the tools needed to safely drive our roads.