I.Metshin: “The figures encourage us to continue creating sports infrastructure in parks, squares, and residential areas”
This winter, more than 35 thousand people participated at
more than 50 sports events in Kazan. The Mayor of the capital of Tatarstan
Ilsur Metshin noted that every year the number of citizens who follow a healthy
lifestyle is increasing. “The figures encourage us to continue our work on
creation the infrastructure for sports in parks, squares, and residential areas”,
- he said today at the Business Monday.
Kazan hosted competitions in 8 winter sports, said Albert
Salikhov, head of the Committee of Physical Culture and Sports. A major event
was the city tournament of the All-Russian competitions of young hockey players
of the Golden Puck club named after A.V.Tarasov. The number of participants of the
competitions is constantly increasing. This season, 107 teams took part at the
Golden Puck tournament, while in 2020 there were 91 teams.
The ski season was also eventful. This year, traditional
competitions Ski Track of Russia were held on February 13 at four venues, more
than 21 thousand people attended them. A month later, on March 13-14, the 54th
Kazan Ski Marathon and the 46th Kazan Youth Ski Marathon were held at the
Lokomotiv Stadium. “In two days, more than 1,200 skiers took part in the
marathons, which broke all previous records for the number of participants at
these competitions”, - said Albert Salikhov.
On March 20, the season ended up with the cross-country
skiing competitions for the Kazan Mayor Cup at the Kazan hippodrome.
Albert Salikhov emphasized that the residents of Kazan
actively trained at the indoor and outdoor ice rinks this winter. “According to
preliminary information, more than 220 thousand people visited Kazan ice rinks
during the winter period”, - he reported.