“All sports facilities involved in the competitions are prepared to host young athletes and fans”, said Sergey Tsivilev, Kuzbass Governor.

Today, at a staff meeting, the Administration of the Kuzbass Government discussed the readiness of sports facilities for the 2nd Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games.

Sergey Alekseyev, Deputy Chairman of the Kuzbass Government, declared the participants of the competition will begin arriving in Kuzbass on February 22, and the first official training of young athletes will start. Guests will arrive at the airports of Moscow, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo and Novokuznetsk. Volunteers will meet them, help with transfers, and place them in hotels. A special concert program "Kuzbass welcomes the guests" will be held for the participants of the Games in all Kuzbass airports. The best creative teams will take part in the concert program. Also, an excursion program is provided at the airports of Kuzbass after the end of the Games.

45 hotels will be used for comfortable accommodation of athletes, coaches, referees, guests, and volunteers in the host cities of the Games. Particular attention was paid to the organization of logistics in the territories of the competition — Kemerovo, Novokuznetsk, Mezhdurechensk and Tashtagol municipal district. 95 buses, more than 120 cars and 30 station wagons will provide comfortable travel for the participants of the Games. Two new modern branded electric trains will transport athletes to the venues of the events in Mezhdurechensk and Tashtagol municipal district. Trains will take them back on February 26 and on March 3 and 4. Specialists of the Kuzbass Disaster Medicine Center, two ambulance stations, sports dispensary and 10 medical organizations will take care of the health of the participants. In addition, a medical office, an ambulance and medical volunteers will work at every facility and in the places of residence of the guests of the Games.

The engineering infrastructure of all facilities is ready to provide reliable heating, water, electricity supplies and sanitation at the venues of the Games.

Officially, the Children of Asia Games will start at the Kuzbass Ice Palace, February 25, at 4:00. In total, the Games will involve eight sports facilities, including the Snezhny ski stadium, the Sosnovy Sports Complex and the Kuzbass Ice Palace, where the opening and closing ceremonies will be held, as well as speed skating competitions. In Novokuznetsk, young hockey players will begin the group stage of the tournament at the Kuznetsky Ice Palace, the final part of the competition will be held at the Oleg Korolenko Kuznetsk Metallurgists Arena. It will also host figure skating competitions. Mezhdurechensk on Yugus will host ski jumpers and alpine skiing competitions. Governor's Center of Skiing and Snowboarding in Tashtagol municipal district will host snowboarders and freestylers. Snow volleyball competitions will be held in sector A, Sheregesh.

The games can be seen on the federal Match TV channel, on the Kuzbass 1 TV channel, on the resources of the Kuzbass Government and the Children of Asia Games.