The president "Olympstroy" Sergei Gaplikov the opening day of the world finals Grand Prix of Figure Skating handed over the symbolic key to the Palace of winter sports "Iceberg" representatives of the Federation of figure skating in Russia. "Through the efforts of thousands of people built a sports palace that opened the door for athletes from around the world. I want to thank all the participants of this ambitious project, all the designers, builders, responsible for the operation of the palace. Together, we got the result that we can provide with honor ", — said Sergey Gaplikov.
The key to the "Iceberg" has taken president of the Federation of figure skating in Russia, Alexander Gorshkov. "On behalf of the Federation of figure skating in our country and on behalf of present and future generations of Russian figure skaters to express my deep gratitude to all those who designed and erected this wonderful ice rink", — said Alexander Gorshkov. — I can confidently say that the "Iceberg" is now ready to take the Olympic Games. "
The first took to the ice, "Iceberg" leaders of the junior national teams from Russia, Japan, the United States and other countries. Athletes showed the jury and the audience short program. In addition to juniors at the Sochi arena adult participants will perform the final of the world championship. Russian figure skating school will present the candidates for the 2014 Olympic medals, including Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, Yuko Kawaguchi and Alexander Smirnov