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13 June 2017 | in Winter Universiade

WU 2019 - Opening of the Winter Universiade 2019 Pavilion


The Winter Universiade 2019 Pavilion Was Opened on the Tatyshev Island

On June 10, an opening ceremony of the 29th Winter Universiade 2019 Pavilion was held on the Tatyshev island.

The festive programme began with drums and went on with performances of creative bands, musical master class and ballooning. Accompanied with applauses, the Universiade mascot U-Laika flinged open the doors of the Winter Universiade 2019 Pavilion.

The Winter Universiade 2019 Pavilion is located in the eastern part of the Tatyshev island and will be accessible for visitors from September 25 from 12.00 PM to 8.00 PM (Tue to Fri) and from 10.00 AM to 8.00 PM (on weekends and holidays).

“Today, I’ve intentionally visited the opening ceremony. Last year I visited it on weekends for several times. It was very interesting. Most of all I like air hockey and curling playgrounds. This season, I’m waiting for the same saturated events,” said a resident of Krasnoyarsk Alyona Petrochenko.

The main conceptual theme of events throughout the whole season of Pavilion operation will be promotion of winter sports included in the compulsory, optional and demonstration programme of the Games: biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, curling, short track, alpine skiing, figure skating, snowboard, freestyle skiing, ski orienteering, bandy.

The Health Cocktail gymnastics is scheduled to be held from 7.00 AM to 8.00 AM each morning before the start of work of the Pavilion.


The daily programme for guests will include various game locations, workshops, drawing contests, themed quizzes, relays, games, creative performances, quests, table hockey, curling and air hockey tournaments, and flash mob with U-Laika. On evenings, the sport workouts will be held by representatives of federations and leading coaches of the city. There also will be held autograph signing sessions with the participation of famous athletes and coaches. The guests of the Pavilion who will collect the maximum number of autographs throughout the whole summer, will be awarded with souvenirs with the symbols of the Winter Universiade 2019 at the official closing of the Pavilion, which will take place on September 25.



“As we know, in the nearest future our city will host the Winter Universiade 2019 and therefore it is important for us that as many people as possible get to know about the preparations for the upcoming event. This year, there will be many interesting meetings, we will tell about 11 sports which will be included into the sport programme of the Games. There will be a lot of interesting events with the participation of famous athletes. Each week will be devoted to a certain sport, and we will tell about it in detail. Thus, for example, on June 23, Olga Medvedtseva, the two-time Olympic champion and six-time world champion in biathlon, will carry out a master class and a sport workout,” said Konstantin Gureev, the Adviser Director General of the Executive Directorate of the Winter Universiade 2019.

During the major city events, an expo site of the Games’ partner, Siberian Health, will be opened at the territory of the Pavilion, where testing of branded products will be held.

Besides, anyone who feels like it can take part in work of the Pavilion 2019. Now there is a search of volunteers. Requirements for candidates: 14+ years old, sociability, teamwork skills, responsibility, hospitality and knowledge about the Winter Universiade-2019. Volunteers will be enrolled until the end of work of the Pavilion, so anyone who feels like it will be able to be a part of the team.


The detailed information and a questionnaire for candidates are posted on VKontakte in the official group of the Winter Universiade 2019 Pavilion.




Daria Antonyuk, the Winner of the Voice Show

Became an Ambassador of the Winter Universiade 2019


Daria Antonyuk, the winner of the fifth season of The Voice vocal reality show became an Ambassador of the Winter Universiade 2019.

 The ceremonial admission took place on June 10. During the celebration of the City Day in Krasnoyarsk, the singer appeared at the Theater Square.

Maxim Urazov, the Director General of the Executive Directorate of the Winter Universiade 2019, presented the singer a certificate confirming her honorable status and an integral attribute of the Ambassador of the Games — the Winter Universiade 2019 branded scarf, saying: “Our city is waiting for a major international event, and we are glad that we will represent the Games and promote a healthy life as a one team now!”

Daria thanked the Krasnoyarsk residents for this honor: “I am very glad to be here today. My admission takes place on such a momentous event—on the Day of Krasnoyarsk, my home city. I was born in Zelenogorsk but we can assume that I am from Krasnoyarsk. Thank you so much for your support. I am very glad that this important mission to be an Ambassador of the Winter Universiade 2019 was entrusted to me”.

 (Source: Krasnoyarsk 2019 OC)