Ice Cube – Curling Center
The “Ice Cube” Curling Center is located in the Coastal Cluster, within the grounds of the Olympic Park.
The “Ice Cube” Curling Center is simplistic in its design, which symbolizes democracy, and accessibility alongside the festivity, which is characteristic of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The “Ice Cube” Curling Center is a moveable venue, making it possible to be dismantled and transported for post-Games use as a curling center in another Russian city
Bolshoy – Ice Dome
The “Bolshoy” Ice Dome is part of the complex of facilities operated by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).
The complex includes the «Bolshoy» Ice Dome, the “Shayba” Arena and a training rink. All Ice Hockey venues are located in close proximity to one other, providing maximum comfort for athletes and guests of the Games.
The “Bolshoy” Ice Dome complex will have a capacity of 12,000 seats and will be covered by a dome. The design of the “Bolshoy” Ice Dome is based on the image of a frozen drop and will be principally silver once complete.
After the Games, the “Bolshoy” Ice Dome will serve as an ultra-modern, world-class multi-purpose sports and entertainment center.
The name of the Ice Dome highlights the characteristics of this sports venue. The “Bolshoy” will be one of the biggest Olympic venues for hosting events and will house the most popular sport of the Winter Olympics, ice hockey. Equally, the word “Bolshoy” is understandable and familiar to representatives of many different countries, evoking an instant association with Russia’s Bolshoy Theatre, the traditions of the Russian school of ballet, figure skating, ice hockey and other achievements of the biggest country in the world.
Iceberg – Skating Palace
The Olympic Skating Center plays a crucial role in the Sochi 2014 concept. The Olympic Skating Center is a moveable venue . As such, it is located at the heart of the Coastal Cluster – Olympic Park.
The Olympic Skating Center is a moveable venue, making it possible to be dismantled and transported for post-Games use as a skating center in another Russian city.
The name evokes associations with the architectural shapes of the venue. It is an international word and sounds the same in a number of language including Russian, English and German.
The Adler Arena is an oval-shaped facility with two competition tracks and one training track.
The size of the Adler Arena meets the requirements of the International Skating Union (the track length is 400 m). In particular, the ice track is designed to provide the best chronometric performance.
The roofed Adler Arena is located in the center of the Olympic Park
The “Shayba” Arena is part of the complex of facilities operated by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).
The complex includes the “Bolshoy” Ice Dome, the “Shayba” Arena and a training rink. All Ice Hockey venues are located in close proximity to one another, providing maximum comfort for athletes and guests of the Games.
The “Shayba” Arena is designed to accommodate 7,000 spectators. The venue will host Olympic ice hockey competitions and Paralympic ice sledge hockey competitions.
The “Shayba” Arena is a moveable venue, making it possible to be dismantled and transported for post-Games use as an Ice Palace in another Russian city.
It would be impossible to imagine a game of ice hockey without a “shayba” or puck and the name accurately portrays the purpose of the venue. As well as this, for Russians, shouting “Shaybu!” is a universal and familiar way of supporting hockey teams at the international championships. Therefore, this name represents the character of the “Russian” Winter Games.
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