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Record-breaking crowds at Vodafone skating rinks in Prague and Ostrava

09. January 2007

This season, record-breaking crowds amounting to 40,250 people skated on the Vodafone ice rinks in the centres of Prague and Ostrava. This is 79% more people than there were in 2005. The Vodafone rinks, which opened in the centres of Prague and Ostrava at the beginning of December 2006, attracted a record-breaking 40,250 people. In comparison with 2005, when a total of 22,505 people skated on both rinks, this represents a 79% increase. In comparison with 2004 (25,990 visitors), attendance grew by nearly 55%.

This season, record-breaking crowds amounting to 40,250 people skated on the Vodafone ice rinks in the centres of Prague and Ostrava. This is 79% more people than there were in 2005.

The Vodafone rinks, which opened in the centres of Prague and Ostrava at the beginning of December 2006, attracted a record-breaking 40,250 people. In comparison with 2005, when a total of 22,505 people skated on both rinks, this represents a 79% increase. In comparison with 2004 (25,990 visitors), attendance grew by nearly 55%.

“Thanks to the extraordinarily high attendance, CZK 41,000 was collected through skate rentals. The Vodafone Foundation is using this money to support selected low threshold clubs in Prague and Ostrava: Club VRTULE, the South Pole Community Centre, the Step Community Centre, Bunker, Club Nezbeda, and OASIS,” says Inga Kaškelyte, Director of the Vodafone CR Foundation. “We are pleased that, despite the unfavourable weather, Vodafone helped people enjoy a pleasant Christmas and New Year.” She then adds, “In 2006 our foundation provided over 8.5 million koruna in support for the activities of low-threshold clubs in the scope of its Vpoho grant program.”

The rink in Prague, situated in Ovocný trh, was open from December 2, 2006 to January 1, 2007. A total of 21,812 people skated on this rink, which, in comparison with 2005, when attendance amounted to 10,815 people, represented over 100% growth. In 2004, 12,503 skaters enjoyed themselves on the rink in Prague (2006/2004 – 74% increase).

In Jiráskovo náměstí in Ostrava, the rink opened one day earlier than the one in Prague; that is, on December 1, 2006, and it too remained optional until January 1, 2007. Attendance here reached 18,438 people, which, in comparison with 2005, when 11,690 people came here to skate, is an increase of nearly 58%. In 2004, the number of skaters that visited the Ostrava rink totaled 13,487 (2006/2004 – an increase of almost 37%).