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  • 25.10.2015 21:22    Rubrics:  Sport  
  • Ice track at Locomotive stadium is resurfaced

  • They started to cover the sports facility with ice using special equipment. It was about 1 cm thick in the evening on December 25. It is just 20 percent of the necessary volume that makes up 4,5 5 cm. Vologdas Mayor Yevgeny Shulepov has taken the preparation process of the ice track of the Locomotive stadium under his personal control.

    It is worth reminding that the deadline of the ice track resurfacing was broken because of the unqualified use of the equipment. On October 22, Vologdas Mayor Yevgeny Shulepov went to the stadium and demanded to fix all problems in the operation of the cooling unit as quickly as possible. The system began to function correctly on October 23 and the first preliminary work at the Locomotive stadium was carried out in the evening on October 24, though it was planned to build up ice only on Sunday evening.

    According to the employees of the Locomotive stadium, the equipment is operating day and night at present. To build up ice, the device should make over 200 laps pouring 150 tons of warm water that makes the surface as smooth as possible.

    Resurfacing is a rather long process, but we try to speed it up at each stage. We certainly dont forget about quality. During a week, we will build up a necessary layer of ice. It will be polished and sportsmen will be able to train on the ice track, said Yevgeny Barandin, head of the Department of Physical Training and Sport in the Vologda City Administration.

    It is planned that pupils of the Specialized Children and Youth School of the Olympic Reserve 4 and professional speed skaters from the neighboring cities and towns who are interested in the unique sports facility in the North-West of Russia will train there.

Alexander Spirichev



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