The Bolshoy Ice Dome
The Bolshoy Ice Dome was built in 2013 for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, with all hockey matches for the Winter Olympics taking place in February of that year. It has also hosted the Channel One Night Hockey League gala match, the Channel One Cup, in 2014, and the KHL All-Star Game of 2015.
Facilities include two rinks, 16 dressing rooms, and a modern press centre. A stand-out technological feature of this arena is its ultra-modern “media-cube”, weighing more than 26 tonnes.
The opening and final “West Group” matches of the 10th KHL International Kids’ Hockey Tournament, the Gazprom Neft Cup, will take place at the Bolshoy Ice Dome, on April 20th and 22nd, respectively.
From Sochi and Adler the Bolshoy Ice Dome can be reached directly (with no changes) by bus No. 125c, which stops closest to the building as well as at all of the main complexes in the Olympic Park. This route is the most convenient, stopping at all of the main transport connections — including Sochi’s bus and train stations, as well as the new train station in Adler.
Transport from Sochi-Adler Airport — bus no. 57k departs from the bus stop at the main terminal.
The nearest bus stops (to get off at) are the “Bolshoi Ice Palace (Ledovy dvorets Bolshoy)” or “Olympic Park (Olimpiyskiy Park)”.
The “Lastochka (Swallow)” light passenger train can also be a convenient option for reaching the Olympic Park.
The Iceberg Skating Palace
The Iceberg Skating Palace — a modern figure-skating and short-track speed-skating training and competition facility.
The Iceberg Palace was built in 2012. It hosted the figure skating and short-track speed-skating events during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
The Iceberg Palace offers an “intelligent” (programmable) rink, allowing the ice cover to be adjusted for specific competitions. The venue hosts major Russian and international competitions, as well as high-capacity cultural and public events.
It offers eight dressing rooms, a training centre (gym), a visitors’ medical centre, a press centre, and VIP seating.
The venue will host group matches for the 10th KHL International Kids’ Hockey Tournament, the Gazprom Neft Cup, between April 19th and 22nd.
Buses No. 57 and 57k take passengers to the Iceberg Skating Palace from Sochi and Adler directly (i.e., without having to change), as does the No. 100 “marshrutka” public taxi (minibus) to the “Olympic Park transport hub (TPU Olimpiyskiy Park)” stop.
Slightly further away is the new Olympic Park (Olimpiyskiy Park) railway station, where the “Lastochka (Swallow)” light passenger train — the fastest available transport to the park — stops. The main stops on this route include Tuapse, Lazerovskoye, Loo, Sochi and Adler, before the train terminates at the Olympic Park (Olimpiyskiy Park) stop.