October 29, 2015
By an order of the Governor of the Chelyabinsk region the structure of the Organization Committee for preparation and holding a stage of the Snowboard World Championships in Miass in the snowboard cross discipline was established. The competition will take place at the Solnechnaya Dolina Ski Resort in February 2016.
The members of the Organization Committee were: Yevgeniy Redin, First Deputy Governor, Vadim Yevdokimov, Vice-Governor, Leonid Oder, Minister of Physical Culture and Sport, Uwe Beier, FIS Snowboard Race Director, Denis Tikhomirov, President of the Russian Snowboard Federation, Igor Belousov, Chairman of Chelyabinsk regional office of the Federation, Denis Zezin, snowboard representative of the International Ski Federation, Andrey Kosachev, Director of Regional Winter Sports Training Center, Irina Redikh, CEO of Solnechnaya Dolina Ski Resort LLC, and other representatives of regional government, International Ski Federation, force and law enforcement authorities. The total number of member is 30. The Governor Boris Dubrovskiy headed the Organization Committee.
The Organization Committee was ordered to develop and submit an action plan for preparation and holding the international competition in the Chelyabinsk region for approval of the head of the region by November 01.
It should be noted that the stage of the Snowboard World Championships in Miass will be held at Solnechnaya Dolina Ski Resort in February 2016. A new ski and board cross track will be built specially for the competition by highly-skilled specialists with Sochi Olympics experience. The surface relief of the track has already been completed. The next challenge is to form the snow profile. Moreover, the track will be built in replacement of the one used for preparation of national free style and snowboard teams for Sochi Olympics 2014.
These days, trench excavation for backbone networks that will ensure necessary communications for the competition has also been completed at Solnechnaya Dolina Ski Resort. These networks will support the operation of the start-finish system and sound system. In addition, fiber-optic cables will also be laid here for international broadcasting. Now, the foundation for light posts is being laid in accordance with the established schedule.
Furthermore, Uwe Beier, FIS Snowboard Race Director, and Denis Tikhomirov , President of the Russian Snowboard Federation visited Solnechnaya Dolina in September during a business trip. Together they were shown the accommodation facilities of the resort as well as catering sites and future start points.
«This is the right track for a high-level competition,» Uwe Beier noted after examining the sports site. «Now I am sure that Solnechnaya Dolina is ready to host such respectable forum as the stage of the Snowboard World Championships. This was confirmed by Russian Freestyle Games-2015, the first international free style fest that was successfully held in spring this year. It is as well important that the South Ural region has rich experience of holding major competitions.»
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