Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Viktor Nazarov, Governor of the Omsk Region took part today in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Avangard Hockey Academy sports complex in Omsk.
“In May we promised that in the nearest future Gazprom would start the construction of several sports complexes in Omsk. We keep our promise. Our first step is the start of the Avangard Hockey Academy construction.
At the moment, there are good facilities for the children and youth training at the Club – about a thousand trainees attend the Avangard Junior Sports School. We intend to take this work to a new level and set up a veritable school-based hockey academy with a well-developed infrastructure in Omsk with branches in a number of other regions.
Creation of the Hockey Academy will considerably enhance the possibilities for training a decent reserve squad for the national team,” Alexey Miller said.
The sports complex will comprise an ice arena meeting the International Ice Hockey Federation standards and a campus for trainees from other locations. It is Gazprom Group that fully sponsors construction of the complex.