In the winter season 2007-2008, for the first time a public ice skating rink was opened on Palace Square in St. Petersburg in the very heart of the “Northern Capital”. The project was organized by the Bosco di Ciliegi Group of Companies with the support of the Administration of the City of St. Petersburg.
At that time it became the largest complex of its kind in Russia and also in Europe. The total area of the ice rink was more than 5 thousand square meters, which is almost one and a half times larger than the Bolshoi Skating Rink, which operated last and this season on Red Square in Moscow.
The main technical contractor was JSA, who installed a Layher Allround Scaffolding main platform structure to level the surface. In addition, JSA has installed Prolyte truss towers for lighting and sound equipment.
It was a unique building from all points of view. The winter skating rink was fully integrated into the ensemble of Palace Square, taking into account all measures related to ensuring the safety of installation work and preserving the surface of the square. The structure of the platform was neatly built around one of the important architectural landmarks of the city’s historic site on the Neva – the Alexander Column, which stands in the very center of Palace Square.
Up to 700 people were able to skate at the rink at the same time, and the daily number of visitors could be up to 5 thousand people. JSA SPb was also a contractor for the organization of technical support for special events that took place on the territory of the temporary complex “Skating rink on Palace Square” throughout the entire season of its operation. Such as: Grand Opening and Closing of the Ice Rink, New Year and Christmas celebrations, Demonstration performances of figure skaters, International Friendly Hockey Games, as well as shooting special television programs, including the popular project – “Ice Age” and Presentation of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi and many others interesting events.
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At the same time with the large skating rink on Palace Square in St.
Petersburg, JSA installed the structures for the skating rink on Red Square in Moscow for the second time.
SHOWMASTER Magazine / 04.2007 (51): JSA BUILD ICE RINKS IN MOSCOW AND SAINT PETERSBURG
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