In Novoshakhtinsk, the sports and recreation complex “Ice” began to operate. The center is designed for classes of up to two hundred people a day – both children and adults. On the first floor of the complex there is an ice field with an area of 1800 square meters with stands for spectators, as well as locker rooms for athletes. The capacity of the ice arena is one hundred people per shift. The sports complex was built at the expense of Gazprom.
On December 16, Governor of the Rostov Region Vasily Golubev, Advisor to the General Director of the Gazprom Social Initiatives Support Fund Nikolai Kuzmichev and General Director of Gazprom Gas Distribution Rostov-on-Don and Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Rostov-on-Don Vladimir Revenko solemnly opened the sports complex, according to the portal of the regional government.
The center is accessible not only to pupils of sports schools, but also to all citizens. Pupils of the Novoshakhtinskaya Youth Sports School No. 3 will also train at the rink. Eight groups of guys have already been formed for hockey and three for figure skating, a total of 220 people.
Gazprom has invested more than 670 million rubles in the creation of the new facility. 62.4 million rubles were allocated from the regional and local budgets to equip the complex with furniture, appliances, equipment and inventory.
Vasily Golubev thanked Gazprom for its active participation in the development of sports infrastructure in the Rostov region.
- It’s great when more and more guys come to play sports not only in the Don capital, but also in the mining areas. In recent years, over 70 different facilities have been built in the Rostov region in cooperation with Gazprom, including four large sports complexes built in Novocherkassk, Aksai and Orlovsky districts, and in Novoshakhtinsk. There is a lot of joint work ahead in Taganrog. All the projects that we negotiated with Gazprom have always been implemented. And I am grateful to the company for the constructive partnership,” the governor said.
Recall that the construction of the Ice Palace in Taganrog has already been completed. The sports facility is scheduled to open to the public in January 2023.