On December 19, the day of the Russian Classic between SKA and HC CSKA Moscow at the Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg, the SKA Hockey Fest will begin at 17:30 local time. The celebration will help fans have a good time before and during the breaks of the match.
Here's what you can expect to see at the stadium:
- A performance by Olympic-winning figure skater Alina Zagitova during the pre-game show;
- Performance from Artik&Asti on the stage inside the arena;
- Ice Hockey New Year! Father Christmas, a SKA Christmas tree and gifts;
- Ice-Ice battles between rappers, hip-hop dancers, drummers, cheerleaders and beat-boxer;
- Hockey Karaoke and Guitar Hockey Hero flashmobs;
- A show and photo zone for children with characters from the 'Belka i Strelka' program, a master-class on how to create your own ice hockey stick, letters to Father Christmas and tests on SKA knowledge;
- An exhibition from the Ice Hockey Museum dedicated to the victories and achievements of the Russian national team, and all Olympic medals won by the Red Machine will be on show.
You will also be able to colour your hair in the SKA emblem! A photo zone, wall for sending your wishes to the team and table hockey will all be at the Gazprom Arena.
SKA Hockey Club advises all fans to arrive early, not only to avoid queues at the entrance, but also to fully enjoy the celebratory atmosphere!