In Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk held important regional sporting event of 2013 — the grand opening of the Sakhalin ice palace "Crystal".
Sakhalin Ice Palace "Crystal" was built as part of a long-term regional target program "Development of physical culture and sports in the Sakhalin Region for 2010-2018" with the participation of extra-budgetary resources — money, LLC "Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk" (a subsidiary of OAO "Gazprom").
In the building there is an ice palace ice rink measuring 60×30 meters from the podium at the 1526 seats, a gym, aerobics rooms, and general fitness, buffet, as well as other support and technical rooms.
The first ice palace is designed to work with children. For young Sakhalin here will offer classes in seven sports — ice hockey, figure skating, boxing, weightlifting, gymnastics, sports dancing and chess.
In addition, the area of the palace will also be used for ice shows with famous athletes, concerts by famous artists, the matches of the regular championship and the championship of the Sakhalin area in hockey, as well as matches of the Russian women's volleyball teams.
Palace began to build in the 2010m, his value — 2.1 billion rubles.