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Sochi 2014 Venues

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Sochi 2014 has built a series of brand new venues to best showcase the accomplishments of elite Winter Paralympians from around the world. The Sochi 2014 Paralympic venues include:

Alpine Skiing (and Para-Snowboard) – “Rosa Khutor “Alpine Centre – Capacity – 7,500

“Rosa Khutor “Alpine Centre – Capacity – 7,500

The Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort is located at the Aibga Ridge. It is a single venue and will host all Alpine Skiing disciplines: Downhill, Combined (downhill and slalom), Giant Slalom and the Super Giant Slalom. The total length of the competition tracks is 20 km. Sochi will have an excellent selection of world-class tracks for athletes from around the world to train and compete on. "Rosa Khutor" is a unique alpine resort located in the Krasnaya Polyana district. The name originates from the geographical name "Rosa Khutor", covering approximately 1,820 ha of Aibga Ridge slopes rising above the Mzymta River. The alpine resort is already a major alpine skiing center in the Northern Caucasus region and has played host to several major international competitions.

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Nordic Skiing (Cross Country and Biathlon) – “Laura” Cross Country Ski and Biathlon Centre – Capacity 7,500

“Laura” Cross Country Ski and Biathlon Centre – Capacity 7,500

"Laura" Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center is located on the crest and slopes of the Psekhako Ridge, within 6.5-10 km far to the North-Ester of Krasnaya Polyana. The Center includes two isolated stadia, each with their own start and finish zones, two isolated track systems for Skiing and Biathlon, shooting area and warm-up zones. Laura is a turbulent mountain river with a large number of waterfalls. It has its source in the southern slopes of the Assar, within the boundaries of the Caucasian nature reserve. The name of the river is based on a legend of a young girl called Laura who chose death over living with an old prince she did not love.

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Sledge Hockey – “Shayba” Arena – Capacity – 7,000

“Shayba” Arena – Capacity – 7,000

The “Shayba” Arena is designed to accommodate 7,000 spectators. The venue will host Olympic ice hockey competitions and Paralympic ice sledge hockey competitions. The “Shayba” Arena is a moveable venue, making it possible to be dismantled and transported for post-Games use as an Ice Palace in another Russian city. It would be impossible to imagine a game of ice hockey without a "shayba" or puck and the name accurately portrays the purpose of the venue.

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Wheelchair Curling – “Ice Cube” Curling Centre – Capacity – 3,000

“Ice Cube” Curling Centre – Capacity – 3,000

The "Ice Cube" Curling Center is located in the Coastal Cluster, within the grounds of the Olympic Park. The "Ice Cube" Curling Center is simplistic in its design, which symbolizes democracy, and accessibility alongside the festivity, which is characteristic of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The "Ice Cube" Curling Center is a moveable venue, making it possible to be dismantled and transported for post-Games use as a curling center in another Russian city.

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