A stadium for the Russian national curling teams will open in St. Petersburg on September 9
MOSCOW, September 4 – RIA Novosti, Elena Dyachkova. The stadium in St. Petersburg, which will become the base for the Russian national curling teams, will open on September 9, President of the Russian Curling Federation (FCR) Dmitry Svishchev told RIA Novosti.
The opening of the stadium was supposed to take place within the framework of the Congress of the World Curling Federation (WCF), but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will be held online. St. Petersburg will host the congress in September 2021.
“It’s great that at a time when we no longer use the stadium in Sochi, since it has been redesigned, and the arenas in Moscow and Vladivostok have not yet been built, St. Petersburg and its leader supported our federation by transferring a new facility to us for curling. Next week, the stadium will receive athletes. The ice is ready, the best icemakers of Russia have worked on it. The stadium will have six playing tracks. We hope that soon we will hold the first Russian and international competitions in this arena, “added the head of the FCR.
Svishchev: the arena in St. Petersburg can host any curling competition
S.-PETERSBURG, September 9 – RIA Novosti, Sergey Yaremenko. The curling arena that opened in St. Petersburg on Wednesday will be able to host competitions of any level, said Dmitry Svishchev, President of the Russian Curling Federation (RFC).
Earlier, Svishchev told RIA Novosti that the arena in St. Petersburg will become the base for the Russian national curling teams. The opening of the stadium was supposed to take place within the framework of the Congress of the World Curling Federation (WCF), but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will be held in St. Petersburg in September 2021.
“Moscow does not have such a wonderful center. There was a curling complex in Sochi, which was being built for the Olympics, but it is now under reconstruction. The only center in Russia of an international level has now opened in St. Petersburg. Such a complex could only be dreamed of. that thanks to this facility we will see representatives of the city on the podiums of the World Championships and the Olympic Games. We can host competitions of any level here. Six tracks allow us to hold large tournaments, “Svishchev told reporters.