Young Russian hockey players from across the country will train in Sochi new


Alexei Nikolsky / RIA Novosti

In the children’s educational center “Sirius” in Sochi earned a new hockey training centre, equipped with unique equipment and own scientific sports lab, the correspondent “”.

Here he built two hockey treadmills with a rotating canvases from a plastic ice — one of the largest in the world. Using this simulator, the athletes learn to accurately throw the puck in motion.

Center on opening day, may 10, visited the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the head of “Norilsk Nickel” Vladimir Potanin — the company provided financial support for the project. A tour was conducted for them the head of the “Sirius” Elena Shmeleva.

“It was built the construction for the Olympics, which wanted to dismantle and move to another region, fearing that it will not be in demand, — said Vladimir Potanin. — And now there are two skating rinks, which are both more than a hundred and fifty hockey players and figure skaters. Around the gyms, the equipment is state of the art”.

According to him, the centre now can simultaneously deal with eight hockey teams, not interfering with each other.

The objectives of the laboratory center will help coaches with the implementation of advanced technologies in the process of preparing children for the competitions and the athletes themselves — in fast improving your physical fitness and learn technique of the game. “Plus there is a lot of research work, data is collected about the players, how they are tested,” — said Potanin.

In addition to unique hockey treadmills, offering boys and girls a large throwing area, modern gym, practice crossfit, teaching rooms.

The new center was created with the expectation of attracting the best experts-teachers to work with young talents from all over the country. While the guys almost anything to not need as it already has all the necessary training equipment, its workshop for repair and adjustment of equipment.

Such training ground, according to the head of “Norilsk Nickel”, will allow “Sirius” as the national education brand, to move not only in Russia but also internationally.

The complex is located in the building near the ice arena “Puck”. During the Sochi Olympics and Paralympics in 2014 here trained the best athletes in the world. After opening of the educational center for talented Russian students it was decided to transfer the building to him. And with 2015 in the “Sirius” has already visited young hockey players and figure skaters from all over the country.

In 2016, the building began reconstruction: built new ventilation system, replaced the floors. Special attention was paid to fire safety.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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