SHCHEKINOAZOT TO BUILD A STATE-OF-THE-ART ICE PALACE IN SHCHEKINO[25.04.2019]
Today, on April 25, a special event was held in Shchekino. Guests participated in a foundation stone laying ceremony of the Ice Palace complex.
Many famous people took part in the event. Among them were Alexei Dyumin, Governor of Tula Region, Boris Sokol, Shchekinoazot President, as well as such hockey legends as Alexander Yakushev, two-time Olympic champion, multiple world and European champion, three-time USSR champion, Valery Kamensky, Olympic champion, Stanley Cup winner and three-time world champion, Pavel Bure, Stanley Cup finalist, Olympic silver and bronze medalist, Alexei Kasatonov, two-time Olympic champion, multiple world, European and USSR champion, Sergey Fedorov, three-time world champion, Olympic silver and bronze medalist.
Young athletes, children’s hockey team players, coaches, former hockey players and residents of the district attended the event.
Alexei Dyumin, Tula Region Governor, addressed the audience:
“This event starts the revival and preservation of hockey traditions in Tula Region. It contributes to the promotion of sports and active lifestyle. Hockey is actively developing in the region, and our youth team is doing well. I want to thank Boris Alexandrovich Sokol, who takes care of his small Motherland, and the Shchekinoazot company which is not resting on its laurels, produces goods that are highly sought-after in our country and abroad, is expanding its export potential and preserving dynasties.
Shchekinoazot is an example of a successful business that pays taxes, builds new production facilities, takes social responsibility, helps develop the territory, and implements significant social and cultural projects.
These initiatives are among priorities set by the President of the Russian Federation.”
In response, Shchekinoazot President thanked the head of the region for his kind words and active support for the company’s projects. Boris Sokol stressed that the idea of building a new Ice Palace belonged to the Governor of Tula Region, and it was supported by local residents and the Shchekinoazot trade union.
“It’s a wonderful day today. It’s a great celebration and the beginning of important work. Shchekinoazot has committed itself to the construction of a modern Ice Palace, and we are going to implement this project within the shortest possible time. I want to emphasize that such large-scale social projects have become possible thanks to our production progress and economic basis. Some time ago we could only dream of such a thing. But today we begin the construction of a new sports facility.”
Russian and Soviet sports legends addressed young people with an inspiring speech.
The complex will have an area of over 6,000 square meters, as well as a variable number of floors (2 or 3). The palace will include an arena (about 2,000 square meters) for playing hockey and figure skating, gymnasiums, changing rooms, lavatories, shower rooms, a food court, coaching rooms, facilities for referees, a medical room, a sauna, storerooms and support services, etc.
The complex has a total capacity of 600 seats.
Today we are talking about the development of winter sports, such as hockey and figure skating, at professional and amateur levels. It’s needed to promote physical culture and foster a responsible attitude towards health from early childhood. The company has promised to develop the appropriate infrastructure.
This complex will be built under a public and private partnership in the area of sports and physical culture.
Every year Shchekinoazot invests heavily in the social sphere.
It helps to develop different areas and sports like boxing, martial arts, sports acrobatics, gymnastics, swimming.
In the near future Shchekino will produce new sports stars who will bring fame to our country, winning competitions at the greatest arenas.
Alexei Dyumin and Boris Sokol signed a message to future generations as a symbol of a new stage in the development of winter sports in Tula Region.
They participated in the symbolic ceremony of placing a message into a time capsule.
Alexei Dyumin, Boris Sokol, Alexander Yakushev, Valery Kamensky, Alexei Kasatonov, Sergey Fedorov, and Pavel Bure signed a hockey stick which will be placed along with the time capsule in the hockey museum of the future sports complex.
The Ice Palace will be a center for the development of winter sports and cultural activities for residents and guests of Tula Region.