Today the Russian Junior Figure Skating Championships 2021 has started in Krasnoyarsk. The junior men were the first to present their short program on the ice of the Crystal Ice Arena, followed by the Opening Ceremony.
“We’ve been preparing for this long-awaited event for months and it has finally started today,” said Sergey Ladyzhenko, Director General of the Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation. – The competition has began – the first athletes has already skated. More and more spectators a showing interest in figure skating, and we’re really glad that the number of spectators on the stands is only growing. Figure skating fans can still buy tickets on the website krs.kassir.ru. We invite everyone who won’t be able to attend the competitions to join the live broadcast on Channel One website. Figure skating is one of the most popular sports in our country. I am sure that this event will truly touch your feelings”
Krasnoyarsk synchronized skating teams and the solo performance of Elena Radionova, two-time world junior champion in figure skating, and several times medalist of the European and World Championships made a start of the Opening Ceremony.
Then Alexander Uss, the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory and Aleksandr Kogan, Director General of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia addressed the organizers, participants and guests of the Championships with welcome words.
Alexander Uss thanked the Figure Skating Federation of Russia for the trust, and for the opportunity to host such a spectacular competition in Krasnoyarsk: “Our city and region have extensive experience in organizing all-Russian and international competitions. And we will do everything in our power to ensure that the Russian Junior Figure Skating Championships meets the highest standards. I wish everyone who perform today good luck and passion, as well as wonderful emotions to all the spectators!”
Alexander Kogan noted that much attention is paid to figure skating in the Krasnoyarsk Region: “The sports venues built for the Winter Universiade 2019 are full of people and are actively used. In the next three days, competitions in each of the four disciplines will take place in the Crystal Ice Arena. The strongest skaters will be included in the Russian national team. Some of the athletes will come to Krasnoyarsk again, because in September 2021 Krasnoyarsk will host the Junior Grand Prix where the bidding campaign was very difficult”.
The first day of competition continued with the performance of junior ladies with a short program and ice dance pairs with rhythmic dance.
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