Press-service of the Government of the Republic of Karelia
The Ice Palace Will Be Commissioned Soon
In December, 2001, the Ice Palace in city of Kondopoga will be put into operation. The customer of the construction is joint-stock company "Kondopoga". The basic contract works are executed by the Building administration of the enterprise. The construction was begun in 1999.
the New complex consists of two blocks connected by warm passage. The Ice Palace itself is located in the first block. Its capacity is 1850 places, its size on the plan is 105 on 55 meters. The second block includes 2 gymnasiums. The sizes of the block on the plan is 35 on 80 meters. The gymnasiums will be completely equipped for realization of international gymnastic and universal competitions. According to the plan of works the sports block will begin to function in the second quarter of the 2002.
The Ice Palace is a unique building for the Northwest Russia. For the last 11 years objects of the similar class were not designed or commissioned. The platform for construction was not used for a long time due to the comple geological structure. The bases of the Palace is the pile field made of 500 piles, each 25 meters long. Despite of the large complexity of the object, the works are executed basicly by the Karelian contractors.