In the winter season 2007-2008, for the first time, a public ice skating rink was opened on Palace Square in St. Petersburg in the heart of the Northern Capital. The project was organized by the Bosco di Ciliegi Group of Companies with the support of the City Administration of St. Petersburg.
In the 2007-2008 winter season, for the second time in history, a public ice rink was opened on Moscow’s Red Square. Once again, the project was organized by the GUM Shopping Center, the main historical building which stands directly opposite the Kremlin. The largest in Europe entertainment complex of this kind includes: an ice arena, a cafe, retail premises, a rental and service center, and technical premises were more than 3,000 square meters.
On July 4, 2007, the southern city of Russia – Sochi, located between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, was elected as the capital of the XXII Winter Olympic Games by members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the 119th session in Guatemala.
In the 2006-2007 winter season, for the first time in history, a public ice skating rink was opened on Red Square in the center of Moscow as a popular entertainment for city residents and guests of the capital. The project was organized by the GUM Shopping Center, the main historical building, which stands directly opposite the Kremlin. This leisure facility became the largest in Europe. The total building area of the complex, including an ice arena, cafes, retail premises, and a rental and service center was almost 3 000 square meters.