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Ice Palace, St.Petersburg
Address: Russia, St.Petersburg, Prospect Pyatiletok, 1А
The Saint Petersburg Ice Palace is a multi-purpose sporting and entertainment complex, which can stage sporting contests, including hockey, figure skating, short track skating, boxing, wrestling of all categories, basketball, volleyball, ballroom dancing and gymnastics, plus concerts given by world-renowned stars, opera singers, symphony orchestras, and also performances by eminent contemporary artists from both Russia and abroad, such as circus acts, exhibitions and fairs, conferences, special occasions and celebrations of jubilees of organizations and companies, with seating for up to 1,000 people, plus a dance floor and stage.
Construction of the Palace began in 1998 and was completed in 2000. The Ice Palace was built to stage the 2000 hockey World Championship in Saint Petersburg. The client was the Ice Palace Open Joint Stock Company.
The main contractor was Skanska East Еurоре Oy. The project planning was carried out by LenNIIProekt Open Joint Stock Company.
The technical and economic justification and architectural conception was performed by the Moscow Research and Design Institute for Culture, Leisure, Sports and Health (MNIIP). Labor documentation was prepared by the design bureau Eagle Group St Petersburg Closed Joint Stock Company and Eagle Group International.
The Ice Palace is a five-storey structure, occupying 37,000 square meters, has a volume of 370,000 cubic meters, and the arena boasts 12,300 seats and 74 boxes, while the playing surface measures 30m x 60m. If the perimeter boards are taken away and the movable sections of the stands are removed, the playing surface can stretch to 3,300 square meters. In the center of the arena is a scoreboard with four 3m x 4m television screens, and along the entire perimeter of the scoreboard are 1.2m high LED screens.