MOSCOW April 9, 2018 – ALROSA continues the Cheer festival in the cities of Yakutia. The first stage of the spring festival will be held on April 12-18, 2018. It is initiated and organized by the company with the support of the Russian Hockey Federation in Mirny, Udachny and Aikhal. As part of the festival, cities' residents will be able to visit hockey games, open lessons and master classes free of charge.
Famous athletes Mikhail Vasiliev, Igor Grigorenko and Alexander Boikov will conduct master classes and open lessons for all those who wish to come. They will talk about the development of hockey and share the secrets of the playing technique. Athletes will also participate in matches as part of local hockey teams. In total, 19 sports events will be held and more than 5 thousand people will be able to attend them.
At the end of 2017, stars of basketball and acrobatic rock‘n’roll visited Mirny, Aikhal and Udachny in terms of ALROSA’s partnership with VTB United League and All Russian Federation of Dance Sports and Acrobatic Rock'n'Roll (FDSARR). Within two weeks, there were held free master classes, open lessons and exhibition matches for residents of northern cities; several thousands of children and adults attended those events.
Having received positive feedback from the participants, and seeing the great involvement of employees, ALROSA decided to develop the experience of sports and cultural events in Yakutia with the participation of titled athletes and artists.
“Social projects are one of ALROSA's priorities. The company seeks to provide decent working conditions for its employees and their families, and to develop the social infrastructure of Yakutia. Support for sports is one of the key directions of this work. The company regularly organizes sports events and sections for adults and children. In partnership with the sports federations of Russia, we also strive to ensure the organization of mass events for the inhabitants of the region. This is an opportunity to see live famous athletes, get new knowledge and impressions, inspire someone to play sports, make it accessible, and promote a healthy lifestyle culture to the masses,” ALROSA CEO Sergey Ivanov said.
Mikhail Vasiliev is an honored master of sports of the USSR in hockey. Olympic champion in 1984. The world champion in 1983. Champion of Europe in 1985 and 1987. Participant of the 1984 Canada Cup. Eight-time champion of the USSR. Had 33 matches, scored 9 goals at the World and European championships and at the Olympics. Currently he is a hockey coach. In 2009-2010 – senior coach of the junior team of Russia. In 2013-2016 – the senior coach of the junior hockey league "Red Army". Finalist of the Kharlamov Cup.
Igor Grigorenko is a two-time World Champion among the youth teams of 2002 and 2003. World Champion among juniors in 2001. Best scorer, best striker and member of the symbolic team of the World Youth Championship 2003. Champion of Russia in 2008 and 2011. The owner of the Gagarin Cup 2011. The owner of the Golden Helmet 2011. Participant of the KHL stars match in 2015. Held more than 850 matches in the championships of Russia and the KHL. He played for the national team of Russia in the period from 2003 to 2015. Currently – the KHL player.
Alexander Boikov is a multiple winner of the Russian hockey championship. He played 892 matches in the championships of Russia and the KHL. The winner of the stages of the Euro Hockey Tour for the Russian national team, where he played in the period from 2000 to 2004. At present, he is a coach and an expert of the TV channel "Match TV". Sports director of the Moscow hockey federation. Senior coach of the Moscow team of young men born in 2004.