Ice for Future Champions grant project carried out with support from Gazprom Dobycha Nadym
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On August 21, the children’s team of the Arktur ice hockey club (HC) had its first training session on a new ice rink in Nadym equipped through grant financing from Gazprom Dobycha Nadym.
Combining training with education, young hockey players from Arktur HC attend specialized sports class established at Nadym’s Municipal Secondary School No. 1 with support from Gazprom Dobycha Nadym
In the framework of the Ice for Future Champions project, the Nadym Ice Palace was fitted out with two synthetic ice-covered training areas: one (36 square meters) for hockey shooting and the other (44 square meters) for figure skaters, so that the latter could practice difficult moves.
Synthetic floor laid in hockey shooting area and additional training area for figure skaters as part of project
Today, almost 200 people attend sports clubs at the Nadym Ice Palace. The additional training areas help lessen the load on the main ice arena and intensify the training process.
Synthetic ice is conveniently portable and has minimal installation requirements. It has 90 percent of the glide factor of real ice, making it easier to skate on a natural ice floor afterwards and allowing athletes to achieve better results. Besides, no cooling units are required to maintain synthetic ice, which reduces its energy costs.
Gazprom Dobycha Nadym launched the special grants competition in 2013. Since then, numerous winners have received grants to promote children’s creativity, culture and sports, educational and environmental projects. In 2017, the Ice for Future Champions project scored a victory in the Development of Children’s Sports in Nadym District category. Over the years, gas workers have helped implement a total of 21 projects thanks to the competition.
Ice hockey coach Sergey Komnatov, originator of Ice for Future Champions project
Gazprom Dobycha Nadym is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom. The company is focused on gas and gas condensate production and treatment.
The first gas production company in the northern region of Western Siberia, Gazprom Dobycha Nadym was set up to develop and operate the Medvezhye oil, gas and condensate field. Today, the company is also involved in production operations at the Yubileynoye, Yamsoveyskoye and Bovanenkovskoye fields. Gazprom Dobycha Nadym holds a subsurface use license for the Kharasaveyskoye gas and condensate field, which is currently at the pre-development stage.
The company is active in the Nadym, Pur and Yamal Districts of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area and is the key employer in Nadym and Pangody. It employs over 9,500 people.
Gazprom Dobycha Nadym has 12 operating gas facilities and 15 special-purpose branches. Its annual gas production rate is above 100 billion cubic meters.
The ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system is in place at the company.