New sports facility opened under Gazprom for Children program
PR Service, Gazprom Transgaz Moscow
On September 10 Klintsy (Bryansk Region) hosted an opening ceremony of an ice palace constructed under the Gazprom for Children program. Gazprom Transgaz Moscow acted as the building contractor of the new sports facility.
The ice palace with the total area of 3,317.67 square meters is designed for training and local competitions in ice hockey, figure skating as well as popular (mass) skating.
In addition, the ice palace provides conditions for training of people with disabilities as well as people with limited mobility.
Taking part in the ice palace opening ceremony were Alexander Kasatsky, Acting Vice Governor of the Bryansk Region, Vyacheslav Mikhalenko, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow, Alexey Belash, Head of the Klintsy Administration as well as Valery Kupchinsky, nine-time Paralympic Champion in cross-country skiing among visually impaired athletes.
Left to right: Valery Kupchinsky, Alexander Kasatsky, Vyacheslav Mikhalenko
The honored guests cut the symbolic ribbon at the entrance to the new ice palace. After seeing over the premises, Alexander Kasatsky and Vyacheslav Mikhalenko left their signatures on a puck which became the mascot of the first ice palace in Klintsy.
Gazprom Transgaz Moscow, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, delivers gas to consumers in 14 regions of European Russia as well as transits natural gas to the CIS and beyond. The company operates over 21 thousand kilometers of gas trunklines and transports some 200 billion cubic meters of gas per annum. The company comprises 24 branches, including 17 line pipe operation centers, 23 compressor stations, 278 gas compressor units, 737 gas distribution stations as well as dispatch and control centers, 23 CNG filling stations.