The SKA Ice Hockey Club fan movement began in the 1983/84 season, and not long ago marked its 30th anniversary. There isn't an exact date of its founding, but it is widely regarded that it all started in late autumn, when a group of passionate fans gathered at the 3rd sector of the Yubileyniy stadium. For around 25 years, fans called the 3rd sector of the Yubileyny Arena home. In the Ice Palace a few hurdles had to be overcome, but for now 10 years the hardcore fans occupy the 201st and 216th sectors.
As for away games, plenty of SKA fans have travelled to every competing city in the KHL at one time, and not only (from Izhevsk to Kharkiv, and to Salzburg, Budapest and Davos). The record distance covered is 9800 k/m (from Saint Petersburg to Vladivostok), and a record 340 fans went to Yaroslavl to face Lokomotiv during the 2013/14 campaign.
Asides from SKA's first team, fans regularly go to support the club's youth side SKA-1946 in the MHL, and even sometimes the academy teams. The SKA football team (1998-2002), and the basketball club SKA-LenVo (2004-2006), were also supported well.
SKA fans keep up a good friendly relationship with fans of other ice hockey and football teams, especially with fellow army clubs - CSKA Moscow, SKA Khabarovsk, SKA Rostov-na-Donu and SKA Sverdlovsk.
The SKA fan movement is one of the oldest in Russia, and boasting rich history and traditions, it is rightly regarded as one of the best in the country.
In September 2011, an Independent Supporters' Association was set up - SKA-FANS. Their main objectives are to promote actively supporting the team home and away.