The Republic of Belarus is located in the center of Europe. It shares borders with five countries: Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.

The area of Belarus is 207,600 sq. km.

The population is more than 9.5 million people.

The official languages ​​are Belarusian and Russian.

The official monetary unit is the Belarusian ruble.

The climate is temperate continental, which is characterized by rainy indulgent summer and mild winter with frequent thaw.

Due to its geographical position, the country is an important trade and transport corridor between Europe and the CIS countries.

The economic policy of the country is aimed at the development and promotion of scientific, information and educational technologies.

The Belarusian nature is unique, many species of rare representatives of flora and fauna preserved here. There are five environmental preservation areas. For example, the National Park “Belovezhskaya Pushcha” – the largest ancient forest in Europe, which was included in the list of World Heritage of Humanity in 1992. “Berezinsky reserve” was inscribed in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves.



Minsk is the capital of Belarus.

The first written mention of the city dates back to 1067. Today Minsk is a modern European capital, the administrative, economic, scientific, cultural and sports center of the country. Two million people live here. It is the most densely populated city in Belarus, which ranks 10th in Europe.

The city has excellent transport communication, including international airport, major railway and bus station. Minsk has an underground subway system and a well-developed urban road transport system.

There are several industrial giant enterprises in the capital.

The cultural life is supported by more than a dozen theaters, fifty museums and art galleries, thirty cinemas and movie halls, and numerous entertainment centers.

One of the architectural landmarks of Minsk is the Belarusian National Library- a multifunctional scientific and cultural center with high technology, cutting-edge design and unique architecture.


Multi-purpose cultural and sports complex “Minsk Arena”

Sports and physical education are among the main social priorities in the country. This is evidenced by the high achievements of Belarusian athletes at international competitions and the availability of world-class sports facilities. In recent years, Minsk has hosted the World Hockey Championship, European Championships in Rhythmic Gymnastics, U-23 Fencing, Speed Skating, Figure Skating, The World Summer Biathlon Championship, the continent’s largest multi-sport forum – The II European Games and many other international competitions.

Significant experience in holding high-level competitions, high-tech sports infrastructure, qualified specialists and strong support of the head of the National Olympic Committee, President Alexander Lukashenko, became strong arguments for holding prestigious sports competitions in the Belarusian capital.

Today, there are more than 23 thousand sports facilities in the country, including the multi-purpose cultural and sports complex “Minsk-Arena”.

Today, “Minsk-Arena” is one of the most modern multifunctional buildings in Europe. The complex includes:

  • sports and leisure arena with 15,000 seats,
  • bicycle track with 2,000 seats,
  • skating stadium with 3,000 seats.

Thanks to its design, functionality and a set of modern services, the complex has become the most popular Belarusian sports ground and Minsk landmark.


Speed skating stadium

Competition venue

The area of the sports arena is 10,000 sq. m.

The number of competition tracks- 23

The number of training tracks- 9


1 Entrance to the building

2 Accreditation area

3 Entrance to the competition area

4 Marking area

5 Training area

6 Participants rest area

7 Competition area

8 Participants locker rooms

9 ECF Secretary General room

10 President of the ECF room

11 Media Tribune

12 Technical Directorate, Secretariat

13 Call Room

14 Judges Room

15 Medical office

16 Doping Control