Cultural and entertainment complex “Arena Ugra” was took into use in 2008. This unique construction is an autonomous sports multipurpose center with a professional ice arena. It is designed for 5 500 spectators, total area of the building is 19 440 sq. m.
The equipment of the complex agrees the regulations of the Continental Hockey League Championship. The complex meets all modern requirements for the running of sports events at the international level. It is mainly aimed at the holding hockey and figure skating competitions, but the possibilities of the complex are not limited only to them. As a result of necessary transformation arena of the complex becomes a sports ground for the competitions in mini-football, volleyball, basketball, handball, tennis, rhythmic-sportive gymnastics, wrestling and boxing, as well as a concert venue for performances of pop stars.
There is a shop of souvenir merchandise of hockey club, «Sector D», four changing rooms for athletes, toilets for spectators on the ground floor.
On the first floor there is a lobby, restaurant with 150 seats (main hall 321 sq. m and VIP area 80 sq. m), as well as 9 snack bars for spectators.
On the second floor of arena there are:
- Press-conferences hall – 36 sq. m.;
- Press-center – 23 sq. m;
- VIP ground – 47 seats;
- VIP loge – 9 rooms;
- Commentator’s cabins – 4 units;
- TV studio.
For informing the spectators during the sports events a multifunctional media-cube is set under vault of the ice palace.
Events, held at the CEC “Arena Ugra”:
- II Regional Ice Hockey Tournament among children teams for the Cup of company “Gazprom Neft”;
- Hockey match between the teams “Ugra” and “Hockey legends of USSR”;
- Ice show “Ice Age. The best” directed by Ilia Averbukh;
- Open All-Russia Hockey Championship among the teams of Premier League;
- Open All-Russia ice hockey matches among the teams of Premier League season 2009-2010;
- Continental Hockey League matches – Open Russian Hockey Championship season 2010-2011;
- Ice Disco “Disco-80”;
- Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 39th World Chess Olympiad;
- Continental Hockey League matches – Open Russian Hockey Championship season 2011-2012;
- Continental Hockey League matches – Open Russian Hockey Championship season 2012-2013;
- Continental Hockey League matches – Open Russian Hockey Championship season 2013-2014;
- Opening of the V Winter All-Russia Sberbankiada of JSC “Sberbank of Russia” – 2013;
- Closing of X International ecological action “To Save and Preserve”;
- Olympic flame lighting ceremony;
- Russian MMA Championship 2014.