Sochi.Park now free to the public during London 2012
Friday, 03 August 2012
August 3 - Russia.Sochi.Park in Kensington Gardens, the biggest Russian event ever to be held in the United Kingdom, will become even more accessible for the remainder of the London 2012 Olympics after it was announced that it has been made free to the general public.
Russia.Park includes picnic zones, performance spaces, sport activities area, pavilions, and exhibitions while Sochi.Park has been created to be a winter wonderland in the middle of the London summer.
It provides a taster of what will come at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics with a high-tech visitor experience that takes guests through Russia to Sochi via equipment such as a 4D chairlift ride up the virtual Krasnodar Mountains.
It has been made free to the public thanks to one of Sochi 2014's principal partners, Rosneft, and Organising Committee President and chief executive Dmitry Chernyshenko admitted he was delighted that more people could now come and visit Sochi.Park.
"We have always wanted as many people as possible to get a flavour of the Games in 2014," he said.
"We are delighted that, thanks to our partners at Rosneft, we are now able to share the amazing transformation that Sochi is undergoing and allow people to experience for themselves all that the Winter Games there in 2014 has to offer – all absolutely free to the public.
"I hope that even more Londoners and those visiting these great Games will be able to come and see it for themselves."
Sochi.Park also boasts an ice arena on which the biggest ice show ever to be staged outside Russia takes place.
The ice show, called Sochi – Small Stories of a Big City, stars six Olympic and 18 world champion ice skaters including Ilya Averbukh and Tatiana Navka.
Tickets for this can be purchased at ticket offices in Sochi.Park which are open throughout the day.
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