After visiting the Olympic park, you can conclude that each of the sports facilities is the product of hard work and incredible imagination. The Ice Cube is a bright confirmation of that. This name was chosen in full accordance with the shape of the structure.
Two main colors were chosen to design the building: gray and blue, which are perfectly in harmony with the surrounding nature of the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea. This simplicity of design is the embodiment of democracy and accessibility.
The “Ice Cube” is one of the smallest buildings by volume. The capacity is about 3,000 people. The curling ground covers an area of 30 x 60 m. The multipurpose arena “Ice Cube” is a unique sports facility, which hosts competitions of both Russian and international level. The arena is used as a venue for entertainment events and thematic forums.
Address: 354340, Krasnodar Region, Sochi, Adler district, the Olympic Park, Olympic Ave., 2A
A hockey stadium located in the Olympic Park in Sochi. It was the main hockey stadium during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. It is currently the home arena of the hockey club “Sochi”. Ice Dome “Bolshoy” for ice hockey is designed for 12 thousand spectators. As for the architecture, the Ice Dome resembles a frozen drop — the stadium follows the shape of the Beijing Opera. Color of the dome is pearl white. The Palace became the most compact structure of incredible beauty. Its dome was built from an amazing glass, which has an incredible day mirror image, but as soon as dusk falls to the ground, the roof becomes transparent. At night, there is a unique opportunity to see what happens inside. There are small arenas built around the palace to hold curling events and an ice arena “Puck” and a training base. They are close enough to each other for the convenience of the athletes. Bolshoy Ice Dome is a grand structure; its domed roof has never ever built anywhere before; this palace is not only “Bolshoy” (which means big) in terms of its size, but in terms of architecture, it is also the first.
The third-largest construction of the Olympic Park in Sochi perhaps best illustrates the concept of the XXII games, which bound together the words “winter” and “hot”: initially projected as an ice sculpture, winter sports palace turned into a sea wave with stained glass windows of the southern blue sky color.
The design of the Palace for figure skating and short-track competitions as well as many other objects at that stage was entrusted to a foreign architectural bureau charge — namely, the Italian Alessandro Coppini (he subsequently designed the arena for the 2018 winter competitions in South Korea and the 2022 competitions in Poland). However, in 2009 the organizers handed the general designer relay baton to Andrey Bokov and “Mosproject-4.” The color scheme has become more dynamic, too. Depending on the amount of sunlight, the degree of transparency of the glass changes. And in combination with multilayer profiles that are colored in different shades of blue, each of five floors received its color, while the spectators got an additional method of spatial orientation of the palace, which is now equally harmonious with the sea, the vault of heaven, and mountain peaks. The Ice Palace for 12,000 places in Adler, Sochi, with an ice arena (60 × 30 m) and a training rink for figure skating and competitions in short track (60 × 30 m), which was used during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Located on the northern slope of the Aibga Ridge. This unique Olympic facility includes 43 hectares of sports trails with a total length of 9 km, corresponding to the requirements of the International Ski Federation (FIS). Sports runs are located at altitudes ranging from 960 m to 2,045 m and have a common finish area.
The area where Rosa Khutor is located is the most attractive in Krasnaya Polyana in terms of winter sports. Topographic features have allowed to build ski-runs for all types of skiing competitions, including the Olympic (FIS classification). Bernhard Russi, an Olympic champion in Sapporo–72, internationally renowned architect of FIS ski trails, designed all the ski-runs. The complex capacity is 7.6 thousand spectators.
Address: 354392, Krasnodar Region, Sochi, Adler, p. Krasnaya Polyana
A legendary sports facility, a combined complex for competitions in cross-country skiing and biathlon was built in 2011 on the Psekhako Ridge, at a height of almost one and a half thousand meters. The complex includes two separate stadiums with the start and finish areas, two separate systems of trails for cross-country skiing and biathlon, shooting zone, and the area to prepare for the competitions. Cross-country skiing and biathlon runs are designed to meet the requirements of the International Ski Federation (FIS) and the International Biathlon Union (IBU).
The building of the stadium is one of the largest and most comfortable facilities of such purpose in the world. The capacity of the biathlon stadium is about five thousand spectators; the total capacity of the whole ski and biathlon complex is 9,600 spectators. The complex is located in a picturesque area with a view of the glaciers and the mountains of the Caucasus Mountains and forests of Sochi National Park.
Today ski-runs are served by 14 ropeways of three types: closed gondolas, open chairlifts, and cable cars of a hoop type. The total length is 21 km.