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The first “smart” sports ground was launched in Khabarovsk


A total of three such sports facilities should be opened this year in the Khabarovsk Territory.

Arena “Erofey” in Khabarovsk is gradually becoming the center of sports life in the capital of the region. Around the stadium, which townspeople are accustomed to perceive only as the arena of the legendary SKA-Neftyanik, an infrastructure is gradually appearing that allows you to practice various sports at a qualitatively new level. Meet the new hockey box, on the northwest side of the stadium, as part of a “smart” sports field (so far in quotes).

Photos of smart hockey box in Khabarovsk

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However, it is more correct to call this box – universal. It is still cold outside, residents of the neighboring microdistrict ride here, and the younger generation of SKA trains. In the summer, it will be transformed into football and volleyball courts. A little later, weight machines and athletic treadmills will also open. What was innovative here was explained by the Minister of Sports of the Khabarovsk Territory, who did not hesitate to put on skates and try very high quality ice.

– This is a multi-functional and well-equipped Wi-Fi exercise area, so that each visitor can create an individual workout and monitor the accuracy of exercises. A QR code will be installed on each simulator, by scanning it you can get information about the projectile, as well as instructions for performing exercises. Now, on the territory adjacent to the Erofey Arena, we have opened the first part of our “smart” site. The installation of the second stage will begin in the spring, and in June the installation will be ready to receive all fans of a healthy and active lifestyle,” said Dmitry Chikunov, Minister of Sports of the Khabarovsk Territory.

Skating on the ice rink near “Erofey” in Khabarovsk

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Such “smart” sites are popping up across the country and as part of the “Business Sprint (I Choose Sports)” project. There are plans to open three similar sports facilities in the region. The first is here, on Vakhova. The second is also in Khabarovsk, at the stadium of school No. 52. He will focus more on summer sports. And the third – in Komsomolsk-on-Amur at the Ivan Tregubov sports and health complex.

The sports minister couldn’t resist trying the ice. Photo: Government of the Khabarovsk Territory

It will cost the region nothing – an additional 78 million rubles from the federal budget have been allocated to the region for the construction of smart sports facilities. In 2024, additional distribution of funds is planned, and the Khabarovsk Territory may receive several more smart sites.

– The site is good, it is daytime, there are not too many people, but in the evening, children and adults ride here. Is popular. By the way, we will organize a big event on this site on February 23rd. Taking this opportunity, I would like to invite everyone to a tournament called “Russian Classics”. This year, the All-Russian project “Officers’ Hockey League” was launched in the Khabarovsk Territory, and the teams of all police departments and departments of the region will meet here. It will be ice hockey, outdoors, like in our childhood, said the minister.

Representatives of the women’s bandy team took to the ice with the Minister. The girls liked it – it’s boring to train in the arena all the time, sometimes you have to ride in the open air.

According to Angelina Kozyreva, outdoor training is useful even for experienced hockey players Photo: Boris Kokurin

– The ice is good, a little cold, but when you run on skates it’s normal. Even hot. The ice is flat, almost like in Erofey, but on the street. In general, you need to train not only in the arena, but also on the street, because, for example, if you go to some competitions in another city, this team does not always have indoor ice. And on the street endurance is needed, and here she trains well, – shares her impressions Angelina Kozyreva, number 21 of the women’s bandy team of the city of Khabarovsk.

The ice is really good, and it’s no surprise – the site is under the patronage of the regional bandy school and its surface was covered by the most experienced ice makers, those who create ice for matches super league teams in Yerofey, and previously filled in Neftyanik. The box is designed in such a way that even a special combine can fit in it.

The master tells how ice was poured on a smart site in Khabarovsk

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– This site was not easy for us, – smiles Aleksey Yevtushenko, a specialist in the preparation of ice cream. – Everyone caught a cold, everyone was sick, they managed to lie down with a temperature, but they tried – they did. This is not an indoor rink. It is easier indoors – we can regulate the temperature regime of the stove and the air. And here, if you missed it once, then everything did not work out. Restart. Let’s start pouring cold water. If it is not evenly distributed, it will freeze unevenly. It will turn out bumps, bumps, and it will be difficult to get rid of them. It gets more solid ice, so only hot water. First they rolled the snow, then with cold water they created such snow porridge. She froze. Then we started leveling with hot water, and now we start the harvester. We manage to make ice cream twice a week – before the weekend and on Monday, Tuesday. When people are driving.

Photos of smart hockey box in Khabarovsk

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Now the main task of the ice makers is to prepare the ice for the Officers League stage – to apply markings so that everything is ready by February 23rd.

See also: In the Khabarovsk arena, “Erofey” began to train Olympic climbers

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