In the Republic of Karelia opened ski and biathlon complex Kurgan

Gift not only for professional athletes, but for all lovers of sports and healthy lifestyle was the opening of the national reconstruction after the ski center "Kurgan" named after Olympic champion Fedor Terentyeva. This unique ski and biathlon complex is one of the largest sports facilities in the region. The beginning of his work was timed for the start of the new ski season.

Construction work on the "Mound" was carried out from 2003. The complex was built by joint efforts of the Ministry of Sports of Russia, Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Sports of Karelia, construction contracting organizations, experts of physical culture and sports. In its construction by the Government of the Republic and the Ministry of Sports of Russia invested 227 million rubles in the framework of the Federal Target Program "Development of physical culture and sports in the Russian Federation for 2006-2015".

On the "Kurgan" will be trained teams of cross-country skiing and biathlon training process of athletes. For the population is expected to carry out mass physical culture and sports activities.

The complex includes the technical and methodological body, which houses sports equipment rental, coffee shop, sauna, recreation center, the officials, the press center and offices. In addition, the "Mound" is the starting town and biathlon shooting range, as well as the economic unit.

Director of the Center for Sports Training "high school sports" Simon Tarasov said that in the center laid ski tracks with a total length of 10 km, including asphalt roller trail 2.7 km long.

— Trails were officially registered in the Russian Federation cross-country skiing, and now we have to get a certificate, whereby "The Mound" will be the venue for the competitions of different levels — both Russian and international. Teams different regions of Russia can come to us to train all year round. Winter — on the piste, in the summer — a lighted roller ski, — said Simon Tarasov.

In winter, the on-site plan a skating rink for the children, and in the summer to make tennis courts. The plans — and the arrangement of places for snowboarding.

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