29 Oct 2019
The Iceberg Skating Palace, built for the Sochi 2014 Games, hosted the figure skating and short-track skating competitions. The venue hosts training events for the Russian national and regional teams, as well as international and national competitions in hockey, speed skating and short track. The availability of a special insulation blanket (IceCap), which easily converts the floor into a dry surface without sticking to the ice, allows it to be used for both winter and summer events. As a multipurpose facility, it offers equipment for martial arts, table tennis, rhythmic gymnastics and dance sport. The venue houses a figure skating school run by Olympic champions Tatyana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov. Every year the school provides training to over 200 young athletes aged between 6 and 18. In addition, the Iceberg Skating Palace hosts an ice show by the renowned figure skater Ilya Averbukh.