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Nornickel Presents a Brand-New Sports and Recreation Centre Aika in Norilsk

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updated: Dec 25, 2020 16:46 EST

Just in time for winter season holiday seasons, MMC Norilsk Nickel, the world’s greatest producer of palladium and significant-quality nickel headed by Vladimir Potanin, concluded construction and opened a brand name-new sports and recreation intricate “Aika” in Norilsk. The Sports Centre is yet another social infrastructure venture designed by the Organization in Norilsk and is readily available to all inhabitants of the Norilsk location. 

Nikolai Utkin, Norilsk Division Head of Nornickel commented:

“Today we are opening an ultra-fashionable athletics corridor that meets the best worldwide requirements. We have been all looking forward to this working day with fantastic impatience. I sincerely congratulate all of you on this important occasion. I am guaranteed that the ‘Aika’ sports corridor will grow to be a further popular position for sports enthusiasts, and will also aid diversify the leisure of Norilsk residents. The sports hall will launch with the match of the Mini-Soccer team ‘Norilsk Nickel’, for which this centre will become the residence arena. And tomorrow the kid’s mini-football university ‘Aika’ will open up its doorways for the to start with time below.”

The Corporation invested RUR3.6bln ($50ml) in the venture and it took two a long time to complete. The three-story sports activities complex covers an space of ​​over 10,000 m² with a ability for up to 2,000 men and women. It presents independent fields for basketball, volleyball, badminton and other athletics, as effectively as fitness centers, cafes and other amenities. It will also host coaching classes for the Norilsk Nickel mini-soccer club and the city’s children’s mini-football groups.

Norilsk natives have chosen the identify for the new elaborate by themselves. Aika is the identify of a bear cub regarded for its touching record not only in Norilsk, but all more than the earth. In the 1970s the polar bear lived in the family of Yuri Ledin, film director of the Norilsk television studio – and several locals try to remember the exhilaration triggered by their appearances on the streets of the northern city to this day.

About MMC Norilsk Nickel

MMC Norilsk Nickel is a diversified mining and metallurgical corporation, the world’s most significant producer of palladium, substantial-grade nickel, and a main producer of platinum and copper it also creates cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium, sulphur and other products and solutions. Nornickel shares are detailed on the Moscow and Saint Petersburg Stock Exchanges ADRs are traded over the counter in the U.S. and on the London, Berlin and Frankfurt Inventory Exchanges.

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Resource: MMC Norilsk Nickel