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Russia's Summer Capital

Till 2007 when it won the bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi was famous as the country’s Summer Capital, attracting over 4 million visitors every season. Today? This beautiful seaside resort is a year-round destination. And there’s plenty to add to your Sochi guide, from tours to see Stalinist period Empire Style buildings and monuments, to visits to the fortress; from strolling in the local parks, to learning more about the area in one of Sochi’s museums; and so on. Being a tourist destination, Sochi loves to party, and you will find plenty of things to entertain you. International-standard cuisine completes the experience.

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Iceberg Skating Palace

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Iceberg Skating Palace

Sochi's impressive skating venue

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The Iceberg Skating Palace is an impressive, 12,000 capacity, multi-purpose venue that has been built to host some of the events during the 2014 Winter Olympics. According to reports, its construction cost ran to some $44 million

The arena will stage skating events including figure skating and short track speed skating during the games, and before that, the 2013 Grand Prix of Figure Skating as a ‘test’ event prior to the Olympics. After the games, officials plan to convert the Iceberg Skating Palace into an exhibition hall.

Iceberg Skating Palace
ulitsa Nizhne-Imeretinskaya bukhta, Sochi, Krasnodarskiy kray, Sochi