With a name meaning “big”, the Ice Dome is the larger of the two hockey venues and is based on the image of a frozen drop. The second venue has a truly hockey-appropriate name, translating to “puck”.
Bolshoy Ice Dome
After the Games it will serve as an ultra-modern multi-purpose sports and entertainment centre. The name Bolshoy is familiar to many people from other countries for its association with the Bolshoy Theatre and Bolshoy Ballet.
For Russians, shouting “Shaybu!” is a universal and familiar way to support hockey teams in international events.
The Canadian women’s hockey team played two games against the Russians in September 2013.