Minsk Sports Palace
|Tivali Minsk (1966–2001)
HC Dinamo Minsk (2004–2010)
The draft of the National Sports Palace was designed by a team of the institute "Belgosproekt": the main architect Filimonov S.D., architect Malyshev V.N., and the chief engineer of the project Korzhevsky V.V. Construction lasted from September 1963 to May 1966. The project featured the asymmetrical arrangement of the grandstands and the concert stage on the opposite side of the playground. This decision, coupled with the use of prefabricated grandstands, allowed to transform the arena into a concert hall. The project became a model and was reimplemented in Chelyabinsk, Dnepropetrovsk, Volgograd, and Vilnius. In 1984 the Palace of Sports was included in the list of historical and cultural monuments of the BSSR.
In the 1960s - 1980s the largest state events were held at the Sports Palace. A lot of allied championships and international tournaments in wrestling, fencing, boxing, weightlifting, rhythmic and artistic gymnastics and other sports were also held there, including matches in the championship hockey club of the Union Dynamo and handball SKA. The Palace was also a venue of the largest concerts and the Communist Party meetings.
In 1990 the Palace premises were leased for various exhibition and sporting events. The stepwise reconstruction of the Palace of Sports was carried out in 2001-2004 including the updated building facades, replaced refrigeration, lighting and sound equipment, introduction of an air conditioning system, new seats, new electronic bulletin board.
Main arena of the Palace of Sport is a universal sport and entertainment room with a hockey box sizes 61x30 meters, which is a few hours transforms into a venue for other sporting event or concert. In this case falls covering protecting ice from melting and the infiltration of cold outside, where the team set the scene, pavement, or laid parquet.
Total capacity of the stands is as follows: in the sporty version - 3,311 visitors (including the main grandstand - 3074 seats, small podium - 237 seats), in concert version - 4,500 spectators.
In addition to the main arena of the Palace has a fitness room, gym / fitness facilities, 4 dressing rooms, domestic, administrative, technological and other facilities that provide vital functions of the building. In the main lobby of the Palace of sports are 6 closets for spectators, 2 hockey store ammunition, and on the ground floor - the club "Overtime".
In 1999, the indoor training arena was built behind the Sports Palace. In addition to the hockey rink (61m x 30m) and stands for 300 spectators, there is a light board, referees, utility rooms for players, coaching rooms, a sports gym, a room for medical equipment and technological facilities that ensure the functioning of the building. Small Sports Palace arena is used mainly as a platform for hockey and figure skating training sessions.