Press Release



current: Dec 25, 2020 16:46 EST


Just in time for winter vacations, MMC Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest producer of palladium and substantial-quality nickel headed by Vladimir Potanin, concluded development and opened a brand-new sports activities and recreation elaborate “Aika” in Norilsk. The Sports Centre is an additional social infrastructure job designed by the Firm in Norilsk and is accessible to all citizens of the Norilsk area. 

Nikolai Utkin, Norilsk Division Head of Nornickel commented:

“Today we are opening an extremely-contemporary athletics hall that fulfills the greatest international specifications. We were all searching ahead to this working day with wonderful impatience. I sincerely congratulate all of you on this major celebration. I am positive that the ‘Aika’ sports hall will turn out to be yet another popular put for sports fans, and will also aid diversify the leisure of Norilsk residents. The athletics corridor will start with the match of the Mini-Football staff ‘Norilsk Nickel’, for which this centre will become the property arena. And tomorrow the kid’s mini-football college ‘Aika’ will open its doorways for the 1st time right here.”

The Organization invested RUR3.6bln ($50ml) in the undertaking and it took two years to complete. The a few-tale sports activities complicated handles an location of ​​over 10,000 m² with a potential for up to 2,000 people. It offers independent fields for basketball, volleyball, badminton and other sporting activities, as perfectly as gyms, cafes and other amenities. It will also host education sessions for the Norilsk Nickel mini-football club and the city’s children’s mini-football teams.

Norilsk natives have chosen the name for the new complicated by themselves. Aika is the title of a bear cub identified for its touching historical past 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 tv studio – and quite a few locals try to remember the exhilaration induced 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 business, the world’s most significant producer of palladium, superior-grade nickel, and a big producer of platinum and copper it also creates cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium, sulphur and other merchandise. Nornickel shares are listed on the Moscow and Saint Petersburg Inventory Exchanges ADRs are traded over the counter in the U.S. and on the London, Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges.

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