Official opening of the Olympic champion Feodor Terentiev Kurgan sports center of the republic will take place in Petrozavodsk on December, 16 at 11:30 a.m.
The sports center
Location of Kurgan center on a picturesque bank of Lososinka River is unique for development of winter sports, such as cross-country skiing, biathlon, Alpine skiing, snowboarding, as well as for using it as a tourist complex.
The sports center includes the sports equipment rental store, cafe, sauna, recreational center, judges room, press centre and offices, the starting area and biathlon shooting ground, as well as economic facilities with a garage, repair shop, arms rooms, back offices and warehouses.
In territory of the complex there are ski runs which general extent makes 10.7 km, including a 2.7-kilometer long asphalted roller-ski run with illumination.
Kurgan will be in operation throughout the year. It will be the main training ground for young sportsmen from the School of Sports Excellence Sports Training Сenter and a specialized Children's and Youth Sports School of Olympic Reserve of the republic. It will offer exercise classes, training of the sports reserve and combined teams, organization of all kinds of national and international cross-country skiing and biathlon competitions.
This is where residents and guests of the capital of Karelia will go cycling and hiking in the woods.
The new sports season will start within the scope of the official opening ceremony. At noon Kurgan sports center will become a venue for the cross-country skiing competition of the republic.