A press conference was held in the Crystal Ice Arena today and it was dedicated to the start of the Russian Junior Figure Skating Championships 2021.
The event was attended by Aleksandr Kogan, the Director General of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, Roman Sotnikov, the First Deputy Minister of Sports of the Krasnoyarsk Region and Sergey Ladyzhenko, the Director General of the Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation.
Aleksandr Kogan thanked Alexander Uss, the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Region, for the interest shown in the figure skating in the region, and also spoke about the participants of the tournament: “Top athletes participate in the Russian Junior Figure Skating Championships 2021 in Krasnoyarsk, who will further represent Russia at major competitions. The athletes passed a number of qualifiers, including Russian Junior Cup Stages to get to this championship. The task of the championship is to select athletes for the junior Russian national team. I hope that we will see both unique programs and unique elements performed by the figure skaters on the ice of the Crystal Ice Arena.”
In turn, Roman Sotnikov noted that figure skating competitions are being held in Krasnoyarsk for the fourth time, and now the city is ready to host tournaments of any level: “We really wanted the Russian Junior Championships to be held in Krasnoyarsk, and I am very glad that we are on the same page with the Federation. The Crystal Arena is perfect for holding such competitions, especially since an Ice Sports Center has already been formed on the basis of the facility, where promising figure skaters will be training. I am sure that this championship will give new prospects to the development of figure skating in Krasnoyarsk and will significantly increase interest in this sport.”
Sergey Ladyzhenko spoke about the preparation for the tournament: “Tomorrow the athletes will perform on ice to present their programs. In addition, spectators will see the opening ceremony of the competition. We are completely ready for the start: organization is completed, all safety measures are observed, including epidemiological ones. Figure skating fans still have the opportunity to purchase tickets on the website krs.kassir.ru. The spectators who cannot attend the competition will get an opportunity to watch a live broadcast on the website of Channel One. I am sure that the Russian Junior Figure Skating Championships 2021and the competition program will become a fun day for everyone”
Let us remind you that Krasnoyarsk will host the first Russian Junior Figure Skating Championships from February 3 to February 5, 2021. The championships will be attended by about 90 athletes who will compete for awards in men’s and ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. 4 sets of medals will be awarded at the end of the championships: one set in each discipline. The Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation is the organizer of the tournament.
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