Sopka Cluster bids on holding international Snowboard and Freestyle Skiing competitions
The capabilities of Sopka Cluster that held the Winter Universiade 2019 competitions and perspective ways of using the venue were discussed at the FIS Calendar Conference 2019. The event is being held from May 28 to June 1 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Sergei Alekseev, Minister of Sport of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, participates in the Conference as a part of the Russian delegation.
Yesterday, a working meeting was held to discuss the possibility of holding two stages of FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup (Aerials & Moguls) in Krasnoyarsk next season, as well as 2021 FIS Freestyle Ski Junior World Championship. The meeting was attended by Joe Fitzgerald, FIS Freestyle Skiing Coordinator, Alexey Kurashov, President of the Freestyle Federation of Russia, and Sergei Alekseev, Minister of Sport of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
'For the development of the sports industry of the Krasnoyarsk Territory and the most efficient use of the sports infrastructure built for the Winter Universiade 2019, it is very important to hold both international and domestic competitions,' noted Sergei Alekseev, Minister of Sport of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. 'Unique Sopka Multifunctional Sports Complex allows us to bid for holding world championships, world cup stages and other competitions. But the most important thing is that we are ready to hold such events. And this is not only the infrastructure, but also the readiness of the team, as well as the love of the city and territory residents for winter sports.'
Let us remind that in March 2019, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard competitions were held at Sopka Cluster as part of the Winter Universiade 2019. The Cluster also has a chance to hold 2025 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships. In May 2019, the International Ski Federation registered the Krasnoyarsk candidature for holding the competitions.
Source: Press Service of the Ministry of Sport of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.