Ice Palaces, Sports complex
In a small Belarusian town of Polesye with almost 30 thousand inhabitants recently has been opened its own Ice Palace. In the district center Beryoza of Brest region it appeared thanks to an influential countryman - Yuri Chizh. His company “Triple” Ltd built here a sports and recreation complex the branch “Ice arena”. In 2008 was held a grand opening of the long-awaited athletic field in the region: the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko arrived in Beryoza. The head of the state could not miss this event – in the state programme of the development of regions the key points are highlighted on the sport sphere, which educates youth and supports physical culture and health among the population as a whole.
The building with an area of over 5 thousand square meters accommodates 570 spectators. The ice rink itself is 56x26 meters. During public skating per one session up to a hundred visitors can be here. The ice arena in Beryoza can boast a unique for Belarus equipment – here is the country's only athletic trainer “Hockey skating treadmill BLADE”, imported from America. In the complex there is a modern wrestling room – on the area of 390 sq. m. are located two rugs for work-outs of professional athletes.
Here are being developed such sports as ice hockey, figure skating, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. For guests of the ice arena is open a room for Billiards and table tennis; here operate a skate rental and a cafeteria. In the ice arena are allowed trainings and matches of amateur teams and holding city mass events.
A hockey hopeful region
Until the Ice Palace appeared, Beryoza did not have any areas for playing ice hockey. Therefore, the appearance of the ice arena has set before the region a complex task - to develop this sport from scratch.
The first young hockey players were made up here in March 2009, trainings began in the sports complex. A year later the guys from Beryoza managed to win their first rewards. In 2014 2 teams of juniors from Beryoza became winners of the championship of Belarus and the coaches were called one of the best in the Republic. A very young team showed their worth with dignity not only in the native country but also abroad. In 2014 the hockey players brought in their native Beryoza gold medals from Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland.
It was here, in Beryoza, where coaches have trained the best young hockey player in the country.
The only girl, protecting her team in the championship of the Republic of Belarus, is trained on Beryoza ice arena. Ksenia Karpenko has been repeatedly called the best defender in hockey tournaments.
You will find the sports and recreation complex the branch “Ice arena” in Beryoza on September 17 Street, 39. The sports complex is open from 10 till 22 o’clock. Close to the light modern building there are other sports objects: a swimming pool and a weight room, a stadium for athletics, a football field, tennis courts and a bathing and recreation complex.