Entries are now invited for good ice competition for children's hockey promotion projects

Feb 22, 2018 at 11:10 • Sport

The Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko invites entries to the sixth Good Ice competition for children’s ice hockey promotion projects.

The competition is held in four federal districts: the Northwest, the Volgian, the Far-Eastern and the Siberian.

Entries are solicited from the organizations based in St Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast, the Republic of Karelia, Murmansk Oblast, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Vologda Oblast, Kaliningrad Oblast, Novgorod Oblast, Pskov Oblast, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Komi Republic, Nizhny-Novgorod Oblast, Kirov Oblast, the Republic of Mordovia, the Republic of Tatarstan, the Chuvash Republic, Primorsky Krai, Khabarovsk Krai, Amur Oblast, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and Irkutsk Oblast.

Good Ice reaches further afield: this year is the first time the competition has been entered by organizations from the Republic of Tatarstan and Irkutsk Oblast.

The competition is open to non-profits, including federal, state and local organizations incorporated under the RF laws, operating within the competition’s target area and having hands-on experience in sports and/or education; local government agencies.

Competition categories

  • First Steps on Ice, for kids up to 6 years old, including skating 101;
  • Tough Girls Hockey, promotion of all-female ice hockey and management of female teams;
  • Our Backyard Team, promotion of backyard ice hockey in towns and rural areas;
  • Hockey for All, making sport activities appealing to disadvantaged children.


Sports for All is the slogan of the Good Ice project, which is in sync with the competition's mission.
Focusing on Russian provinces, we can see that backyard, amateur hockey is going through a rough patch, and we would like to help those who are willing to work with children, train, engage and motivate them. This year we are paying special attention to those projects that are designed to encourage children to take up hockey and to focus on children whose families are having a hard time. We believe that sports are an effective tool for improving the quality of life and developing useful habits, skills and abilities in children.

Igor Baradachov
deputy CEO and head of the Sports programme at the Timchenko Foundation

The deadline for competition entries is 5 pm (Moscow time) 30 April 2018.

Minimum funding per project is 1,500,000 roubles. Each entity may submit one entry only. The Foundation has sponsored 64 projects as part of its Good Ice programme over five years.

For the competition’s terms and conditions, guidelines and the entry form, go to the official website of the Timchenko Foundation at or the Good Ice website at