Adler Arena Skating Center

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Adler Arena Skating Center
Location Sochi, Russia
Coordinates 43°24′31″N 39°57′10″E / 43.4086167°N 39.9528111°E / 43.4086167; 39.9528111Coordinates: 43°24′31″N 39°57′10″E / 43.4086167°N 39.9528111°E / 43.4086167; 39.9528111
Opened 2012[1]
Construction cost $32,8 million
Capacity 8,000 Olympic Mode[1]
Tenants
2013 Russian Speed Skating Championships
2013 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships
2014 Winter Olympics (speed skating)[1]

The Adler Arena Trade And Exhibition Center (Адлер-Арена) is an 8,000-seat speed skating oval in the Olympic Park, Sochi, Russia. It opened in 2012 and looks like an iceberg or ice fault. The center will host the speed skating events at the 2014 Winter Olympics. After the Olympics, it will be turned into an exhibition center.[1][2][3][4]

It cost $32.8 million to build the venue, including the temporary works for the Olympics. Before the Olympics it hosted the 2013 Russian Speed Skating Championships in December 2012 and the 2013 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships from 21 to 24 March 2013.[5]

Construction[edit]

A crystal face theme is supported by angular walls and triangular stained-glass windows. The gray and white color of the building enhances this impression. The walls along the sides of the skating rink are made transparent so that spectators can look outside. The skating center is designed to make the utmost use of local natural features.[4]

Track records[edit]

Source: www.speedskatingnews.info[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Adler Arena". Sochi2014.com. 2013-10-09. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Detailed model of Venue on Sochi Investment Forum 2009". Flickr.com. 2009-10-17. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  3. ^ Sochi2014.com profile[dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Olympic Games – Speed Skating". Sochi 2014. Sochi 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2012. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Season 2012 – 2013". ISU. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Visitenkarte der Eisbahn: Adler Arene Sotschi". speedskatingnews. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 

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