KHL: Salavat Yulayev to Play on Finnish-Format Ice Rink Next Season
Ufa Salavat Yulaev published a video in which they graphically show how the size of their ice rink changed for the next season.
“28 x 60 – this is exactly the size of the playing field that will be used at Ufa-Arena in the new KHL season. Now there will be more space on the teams’ benches, and the viewer capacity will increase by 250-350 seats,” the video says.
Earlier, general manager of Salavat Yulaev Alexander Kurnosov said that next KHL season Ufa would hold home matches on Finnish-format ice.
The 8070-seater Ufa-Arena was introduced in August 2007 by a match between the junior hockey teams of Russia and Canada.