Mechel Service Supplies Steel for Construction of Ice Hockey World Junior Championship Arenas
Mechel Group’s steel trade company Mechel Service, a Metal-Expo regular exhibitor, supplied over 5,000 tonnes of steel rolls since the beginning of this year for construction of two stadiums in Novosibirsk and Omsk for the upcoming Ice Hockey World Junior Championship due to be held in 2023. The arenas are still under construction and will require much more steel rolls before they are complete. By 2022, Novosibirsk will have a new 56,000-square-meter ice sports arena that will be able to seat 10,600 spectators. The six-storey complex will be built on Nemirovicha-Danchenko Street, 500 meters away from the Ob River. In April 2022, the city will inaugurate a new metro station Sportivnaya to service the arena.
In Omsk, the new arena will seat some 12,000 spectators. The six-storey, 60,000-square-meter ice sports palace will be built on Lukashevicha Street 350 meters away from the Irtysh River. It will include a sports area, zones for judges and delegates, a press center, foyer for the audience and fan zones. The new arena’s budget totals 10 billion rubles, with half provided by federal funds and the other half invested by Gazprom Neft.
Ice Hockey World Junior Championship 2023 is the 47th youth world championship under the aegis of the International Ice Hockey Federation, which will be held in Novosibirsk and Omsk. Construction of two ice arenas will use rebar and hardware of Mechel Group’s Chelyabinsk and Beloretsk Metallurgical Plants.