In the Southern Urals, they announced the beginning of an open ballot for the best mascot of the World Hockey Championship among juniors, which will be held in the Chelyabinsk region from April 19 to 29, 2018.
Recall, in October, the organizers announced a competition for the best mascot of the championship. In total, more than 30 works of professional designers and artists were sent, and the geography of the contest went far beyond Chelyabinsk: even representatives of the Omsk region took part in it.
"The expert commission identified three best works, but it was not easy to allocate seats. The opinions of the members of the commission about the 1st and 2nd places were divided, that's why we decided to organize a popular vote for the best talisman, so that our residents themselves decided which of the mascots should become the symbol of the championship, "said the deputy governor of the Chelyabinsk region Vadim Evdokimov.
In the finale of the competition came 3 works - this is the image of a puppy named Filimon, a raccoon and a camel. The third place of the jury was awarded to Philemon, for the 1st and 2nd place residents of the region should vote.
Voting will be held in the official VKontakte group https://vk.com/u18hockey
. All members of the group can also be offered a name for the chosen talisman in the corresponding discussion in the group. Voting will last until December 17 inclusive. The results of the voting will be announced on December 18.
Let's note, for the first place as the main prize the winner will receive the tablet computer Apple iPad 2017, and also the gift certificate for 2 persons, giving the right to visit all sports events of the championship. The holders of the second and third places receive gift certificates for 2 persons, giving the right to attend all sports events of the championship.
We will add, the world championship among juniors till 18 years on hockey will pass in region from April, 19 till April, 29th, 2018. The 10 strongest teams of the world will come to the South Urals. The U18 Russian national team will play in the "B" group. The rivals of the Russians will be the teams of Finland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and France. In the "A" group will play teams of the United States, Sweden, Canada, Switzerland and Belarus.
On December 1, the sale of season tickets for the World Hockey Championship among juniors was opened. Subscriptions are divided into 3 groups: all games of one team in the preliminary stage in groups, games for the final series (quarterfinals, semi-finals, the match for third place and the final) and the final day games (match for third place and final). The price of season tickets is from 440 rubles. With the purchase of subscriptions fans can save 10 to 20% of the cost of tickets. The price of tickets for individual games will vary from 100 to 1000 rubles depending on the time, sector and game. On separate games tickets will go on sale on January 1. You can buy tickets and tickets at the ticket site of the championship
, at the ticket offices of the ice arenas "Tractor" and "Metallurg", on the sites of hockey clubs "Tractor" and "Metallurg (Magnitogorsk)", in the City entertainment cash desks, kassy.ru and kassir.ru .