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Indoor ice palace to be commissioned in August in Irkutsk

Indoor ice palace to be commissioned in August in Irkutsk
Photo: baikal-bandy.ru

In the capital of the Irkutsk region, the construction of the Baikal ice palace was almost completed. They plan to hand over the object in August. Its cost was 6,4 billion rubles.

According to the press service of the regional government, all the main works are completed: the exterior finish is 99% ready, the interior lighting and electricity supply are 97% ready. All that remains is to install snow holders on the roof, waterproof the expansion joints of the ice field, fill in the ice and improve the territory.

Already in October, the ice rink is to host the World Bandy Championship. However, the sports facility can also be used for other sports, since there are skating tracks, a curling ground, gyms and gyms.

As the presidential envoy to the Siberian Federal District Sergey Menyaylo noted, after the championship it is necessary to ensure the loading of the facility. According to the Acting Governor Igor Kobzev, they plan to organize sections there, and the Ministry of Sports is already receiving applications for the use of the palace from the Russian national teams.

The ice hockey championship was supposed to take place in the ice arena in March 2020, but it suffered because of the coronavrus pandemic. There were some problems during the construction. In February 2019, the Sverdlovsk District Court of Irkutsk recognized the construction of a center for bandy and speed skating illegal... The contractor continued construction only after obtaining the necessary permits. After litigation, the Angara authorities planned to obtain кcompensationyu for a break in construction.

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