On February 8, during a working trip the Head of Ufa Administration visited the municipal sports school of Olympic reserve No. 33, which trains athletes in ski jumping and Nordic combined.
The institution is based on a natural hillside in the area of descent to the Ufa River on Mendeleev Street. There is a school building, a ski jump complex and a ski run.
As the director of the school, Ildar Garifullin, explained, the school’s many years of successful activity and the institution’s experience allow Ufa to be declared as a venue for competitions at various levels. However, at the moment, the issue of updating and reconstructing the ski jumping complex, equipping it with a lift, snow-sealing and snow-holding systems, stands for spectators are an acute issue.
In particular, a task of paramount importance, the solution of which will allow the school to host mass competitions in the very near future, is the reconstruction of a ski jump of 60 meters.
Nordic combined is one of the key sports in Bashkortostan, and the Ufa special sports school is the only one in the region in this sport and in ski jumping.
During the inspection Ulfat Mustafin talked with the staff of the institution and visited the training of athletes. He focused on the importance of developing skiing for the city and the republic, gave a positive assessment to the work of the team and noted the need to develop a project for the reconstruction of the school.