Tuesday, 3 July 2012 8:34 AM
Russia’s ice-skating champions are to perform in an outdoor skating rink in Kensington Gardens - as part of a festival to celebrate the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Six Olympic and 18 World Champion ice skaters, including Ilya Averbukh and Tatiana Navka, will skate as part of the "Sochi – Small Stories of a Big City" performance.
The skating event is part of the Russia.Sochi.Park festival - London's biggest ever Russian event, being held to showcase the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Russia.Park will be a summer festival-style fun park with live Russian music and open-air galleries, while Sochi.Park will be a winter wonderland with an ice arena and a raft of interactive digital experiences including a 4D chairlift ride up the Krasnodar Mountains.
Dmitry Chernyshenko, Sochi 2014 President and CEO, said: "We are delighted to be bringing Sochi to London and offering the world a flavour of what can be expected at the next Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games."
The Russia.Sochi.Park festival will be held in London during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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