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Record-breaking attendance at the Vodafone skating rink in Ostrava

09. January 2007

This season, a record-breaking total of 18,438 people came to skate on the Vodafone skating rink in the center of Ostrava. This total is 58% higher than it was in 2005. Thanks to the record high attendance, CZK 19,000 was raised for the Vodafone Foundation, which donated these proceeds to selected low-threshold clubs. The skating rink in Jiráskovo náměstí in Ostrava opened on December 1, 2006 and remained in operation until January 1, 2007. Attendance at this location reached 18,438 people, which, in comparison with the year 2005, when 11,690 people came to skate on the rink, represents a 58% increase.

This season, a record-breaking total of 18,438 people came to skate on the Vodafone skating rink in the center of Ostrava. This total is 58% higher than it was in 2005. Thanks to the record high attendance, CZK 19,000 was raised for the Vodafone Foundation, which donated these proceeds to selected low-threshold clubs.

The skating rink in Jiráskovo náměstí in Ostrava opened on December 1, 2006 and remained in operation until January 1, 2007. Attendance at this location reached 18,438 people, which, in comparison with the year 2005, when 11,690 people came to skate on the rink, represents a 58% increase. In 2004, a total of 13,487 skaters enjoyed themselves at the Ostrava skating rink (2006/2004 – nearly 37% growth).

“Thanks to the record-breaking attendance, skate rentals in Ostrava brought in CZK 19,000, which the Vodafone Foundation donated to selected low-threshold clubs in Ostrava: Bunkr, Club Nezbeda, and OÁZA,” says Inga Kaškelyte, Director of the Vodafone Czech Republic Foundation. ‘We are pleased that, despite the unsuitable weather, Vodafone was able to help provide some additional joy to people’s Christmas holidays and New Year.”

At the Vodafone skating rink in Prague skate rentals earned CZK 22,000, which the Vodafone Foundation donated to Prague low-threshold clubs: Club VRTULE, the South Pole Community Centre, and the Step Community Centre.

In 2006, the Vodafone Foundation donated over CZK 8.5 million to support the activities of low-threshold clubs in the scope of its Vpoho grant program.