Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Training hall at Košice Steel Arena opens

Amid a chorus of criticism over preparations for the 2011 Ice Hockey Championship, due to start in Bratislava and Košice on April 29, good news has come from the latter, where preparation of its ice-hockey stadium was finalised this week and a training hall adjacent to the Steel Arena, the Košice venue of for the championship, was opened.

Amid a chorus of criticism over preparations for the 2011 Ice Hockey Championship, due to start in Bratislava and Košice on April 29, good news has come from the latter, where preparation of its ice-hockey stadium was finalised this week and a training hall adjacent to the Steel Arena, the Košice venue of for the championship, was opened.

The Steel Arena training hall was officially inaugurated on March 28. Preparations started at the end of April 2009 and construction began in November 2009, at a cost of €3.74 million. The hall was completed in December 2010 and acceptance procedures took place in February 2011. The dimensions of the ice rink correspond to those used overseas, in the NHL, and are thus considerably smaller than the actual competition area in the Steel Arena.

“The transition between the main and the training hall is already appreciated by the teams which have had a look at the Steel Arena,” Igor Nemeček, the director-general of the organising committee of the 2011 World Championship, said, as reported by the Korzár daily. “I believe that after the World Championship it will be highly appreciated. There are high-quality changing rooms; in addition, players will be near the two hotels where they are staying. We set a pretty high standard, and countries that organise the World Championship after Slovakia will have a really hard job [matching this].”

Source: Korzár

Compiled by Dušan Dudík from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

EU roaming fees to end on June 15 – in theory

Slovak customers still waiting to find out how mobile operators will implement change.

Archaeologist pieces together early history of what is now western Slovakia Photo

For an archaeologist, the most important thing is his most recent rare discovery, says Július Vavák.

Students visited Svätý Jur as part of their European Wanderer project

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

Jaromír Čižnár