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.
In the 2007-2008 winter season, for the second time in history, a public ice rink was opened on Moscow’s Red Square. Once again, the project was organized by the GUM Shopping Center, the main historical building of which stands directly opposite the Kremlin. This largest in Europe entertainment complex of this kind includes: an ice arena, a cafe, retail premises and a rental and service center, technical premises were more than 3,000 square meters.
On July 4, 2007, members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the 119th session in Guatemala, the southern city of Russia – Sochi, located between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, was elected the capital of the XXII Winter Olympic Games.
In the 2006-2007 winter season, for the first time in history, a public ice skating rink was opened on Red Square in the very center of Moscow as a popular entertainment for city residents and guests of the capital. The project was organized by the GUM Shopping Center, the main historical building of which stands directly opposite the Kremlin. This leisure facility has become the largest in Europe – the total building area of the complex, including an ice arena, cafes, retail premises and a rental and service center, amounted to almost 3 000 square meters.