Alexander Zhukov welcomed participants of the Winter Sports Day

Winter Sports Day is becoming a good tradition. On February 7 national holiday of physical culture, sport and a healthy lifestyle will once again bring together hundreds of thousands of people, who will go skiing and skating together with the Olympic champions of different years. In anticipation of the Winter Sports Day ROC President Alexander Zhukov welcomed the guests.

Dear friends!

One year ago on the initiative of the Russian Olympic Committee the Winter Sports Day was held for the first time in our country. All together we celebrated the anniversary of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games and became participants of numerous sports activities. The celebration of healthy lifestyle was spread across the national. Thousands of people went to skating rinks and ski slopes.

Winter sports day is to become a traditional public sports event. This year it is devoted to a special date – six months before the start of the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil (February 5).  A farewell ceremony of the Russian junior team going to the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games held in Norway will take place on February 6. And on Sunday February 7th, each of you will have a great opportunity to devote time to sports activities in a festive atmosphere and once again remember our Sochi victories and learn a lot about the upcoming Games in Rio.

Our outstanding athletes, Olympic champions and medalists will take part in all scheduled events. Anyone will have a chance to participate in various master classes on ice disciplines. And photo sessions, tournaments, competitions and a rich entertainment program of the festival will fill this day with most pleasant impressions.

I wish you good mood, sporting success, new achievements and accomplishments! Cheer for Russian Olympians and practice sports!

ROC President Alexander Zhukov