Yubileyny Sports Palace
Yubileyny Sports Palace (Russian: Спортивный комплекс "Юбилейный), Sportivniy kompleks Yubileyniy; also translated as Yubileiny (Jubilee) Palace of Sports, is an indoor sports arena and concert complex located in St. Petersburg, Russia. It houses 7,012 seats for ice hockey and up to 7,700 seats for basketball. It is accessible from the Sportivnaya metro station. The complex was completed in 1967 as a present from the Federation of Trade Unions to the city on the 50th anniversary of Soviet power.
The Palace hosts a wide variety of activities, including athletic training and competitions, conventions, festivals, and musical concerts. The arena was the home venue of basketball club Spartak Saint Petersburg, at the time hosting both the men's and women's teams games.
Yubileyny Sport Club
The Yubileyny Sports Palace's ice rink is home to the Yubileyny Sport Club, a prominent training center for figure skating. It is also referred to as SDUSHOR St. Petersburg (Russian: СДЮШОР (Санкт-Петербург)). During the 1990s, the rink often had poor-quality ice and other problems, resulting in limited training time even for the 1994 Olympic champion, Alexei Urmanov. Conditions improved in the next decade. Coaches have included Alexei Mishin, Igor Moskvin, and Tamara Moskvina, while skaters who have trained there include:
- Natalia Mishkutenok and Artur Dmitriev
- Oksana Kazakova and Artur Dmitriev
- Elena Bechke and Denis Petrov
- Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze
- Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov
- Alexei Urmanov
- Alexei Yagudin
- Evgeni Plushenko
- Artur Gachinski
- Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
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- "Юбилейный" (Санкт-Петербург, Россия) ["Yubileyny" (Saint Petersburg, Russia)] (in Russian).
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- Katz, Rachel (March 1995). "Local stars attack lack of facilities". St. Petersburg Press. Archived from the original on 29 April 1999.
- Official website (Russian)
- Some information on its history (Russian)
- Picture of the Palace, about halfway down the page