Winter Sports Day 2018

On February 10-11, the ROC will hold a traditional Winter Sports Day. This event has been held since 2015 all around the country on the first weekend after the launch of the Sochi Olympic Games. The main goals of the Winter Sports Day is to promote Olympic ideals and healthy lifestyle among all segments of the population, as well as attract as many people as possible to physical culture and winter sports.

This year the Winter Sports Day was dedicated to the 4th anniversary of the XXII Olympic Games in Sochi. In the framework of this festival on 10 and 11 February master classes with Russian Olympians and workshops with Olympic champions will be held all around the country. In addition, all those eager will have chance to receive an autograph of their favorite athletes and make photos. Winners and participants of various competitions will receive diplomas of the ROC, prizes and souvenirs.

On 10 February in Moscow, at the VDNKh, at the country’s main skating rink the Moscow Lightnings skating festival is to be held. Its participants will have chance to take part in the great flashmob to support our athletes #RussiaZasport.

Anyone who will take part in the sprint race at the VDNKh skating rink, can feel like a real speed skater. All those willing to participate will be split into several age groups: children under 8, kids 9-13, juniors 14-19, grown-ups 20-39 and masters over 40. Sprint races will be held from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 19:00. Winners will receive prizes and all participants will get memorable souvenirs.

Legendary speed skaters such as Olympic champion, Head of the Moscow City Department for the Physical Culture and Sport Nikolay Gulyaev, other celebrated Olympians, movie stars and showmen took part in the event along with young speed skaters. The ROC President Alexander Zhukov also plans to take part in the event.

The unusual duel race of the rising stars will be the main event of the festival. Young athletes from Moscow sports schools will race around the Fountain of the Friendship of Peoples. On that day organizers will stage competitions, performances of musical bands.

They will pay special attention to the athletes performing at the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

A great flashmob #RussiaZasport in support of our athletes will start at 14:30 at the VDNKh skating rink. During the day everybody can record and send their video wishes to each athlete.

The Alisher Usmanov’s charity fund “Art, Science and Sport”, which devotes much attention to mass sports projects, provides support to the ROC in the organization of the Winter Sports Day.

Also it is supported by the ROC general sponsor Gazprom, general partners of the ROC companies Aeroflot and ZASPORT, ROC partner Nornickel and the oficial partner of the ROC in the field of innovations.

Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom

Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom, an energy company, engages in the geological exploration, production, processing, storage, transportation, and sale of gas, gas condensate, and oil worldwide. Its mission is to offer consumers high quality energy resources.

Gazprom is the world’s richest natural gas reserve holder and it has share of 18% and 72% in its global/international and Russian gas reserves’ market respectively.


Aeroflot is Russia’s leading airline and a member of the global SkyTeam alliance with a total route network spanning 1,062 destinations across 177 countries. In 2016, Aeroflot carried 29 million passengers, and together with its subsidiaries (as Aeroflot Group), 43.4 million passengers.

Aeroflot is the first Russian company to be certified with the 4-Star Airline Rating by Skytrax, the leading independent authority on airline quality, and has been named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the sixth time at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards.

Aeroflot has a total of 197 aircraft and operates the youngest fleet among the world’s top 20 airlines, according to the aviation data company OAG. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at Sheremetyevo International Airport.


ZASPORT is a brand of casual and sports clothing, founded by designer Anastasia Zadorina. Since 2012, ZASPORT has been making uniform for sports clubs, associations and federations. And in 2017 it became the official outfitter of the Russian Olympic team. The priorities of the brand are moving forward, quality and functionality, and the key philosophy is “Winner style in each of us!” The goal of ZASPORT is to become the first Russian brand, creating professional Olympic outfit, and clothing for active lifestyle available to a wider audience. In December last year, a flagship store of the brand was opened in Moscow, there are shops in the malls in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sochi. Also, clothing and accessories ZASPORT can be bought on the official website Oh.

Norilsk Nickel

Norilsk Nickel is the world’s largest producer of non-ferrous metals. The company has long been supporting Russian sport. It is the General partner of the ROC. Norilsk Nickel’s social policy includes support high performance sport and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.

The company acts as a partner of the ROC and the Russian Olympic team, supports the all-season mountain resort Rosa Khutor. It is the General partner of the XXIX world winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk, the Russian football team and the Russian football Union, the hockey tournament “Legend Cup” , the international University sports Federation (FISU), the all-Russian project “Mini-football to school, Zapolyarye region”, the international Curling tournament Arctic Cup. It owns the professional basketball club CSKA and mini-football club Norilsk Nickel.

Siberian health Corporation

Siberian health Corporation has been actively engaged in innovative developments in the field of sports and sports nutrition for many years. Products and business of “Siberian health” are is available in 40 countries on three continents. It is officially saled are in Europe, USA, India, Vietnam, Mexico and CIS countries. In October 2016, the company celebrated its 20th anniversary.

In the “Siberian health” products the achievements of the most promising areas of preventive medicine are used, such as endoecology, chronobiology, adaptation medicine and micronutrientology; the products created in the framework of integrated programmes of prevention and is being tested at leading research institutions in the country. Own production capacities of the company are certified not only according to the Russian standards, but also according to the international standards GMP and ISO 9001 (2008).

Charity Fund “Art, science and sport”

Charity Fund “Art, science and sport” founded by the Russian entrepreneur and philanthropist Alisher Usmanov to provide assistance in the organization of socially significant events in the field of art, culture and sports, as well as the implementation of scientific-educational and social projects on the territory of the Russian Federation.

In an effort to contribute to the development and promotion of sports in Russia, the Foundation supports sports clubs and federations, promotes the organization and conduct of professional and Amateur competitions, encourages young athletes, takes part in programs aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and physical culture.

The Foundation cooperates with the organizations developing fencing, basketball, rhythmic gymnastics, football, hockey, volleyball, judo and other sports, both at the Russian, and at the international level.

Charity Fund “Art, science and sport” also provides sponsorship support to inclusive projects aimed at the involvement in sport of people with disabilities.

As the President of the international fencing Federation, the founder of the Art, science and sport Charity Foundation Alisher Usmanov actively contributes to the development of this sport worldwide. He founded international charitable foundations “for the future of fencing”and” Fund for support of veterans of fencing”.

A. B. Usmanov was a member of the Public Council for the preparation and holding of the XXII Olympic winter games and XI Paralympic winter games 2014 in Sochi and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Olympic support Fund. He supported Russia’s bid to host the XXI organized by the FIFA world Cup.