On February 10, Novy Urengoy’s Gazodobytchik Culture and Sports Center hosted the 20th annual open dancesport competition Urengoy Waltz.
The tournament combined an open competition for the Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy Cup with the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area dancesport contest and championship. This festival of dance has for many years been organized by Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy.
The contest brought together 466 couples from 15 different sports clubs from the cities and towns of Noyabrsk, Salekhard, Muravlenko, Gubkinsky, Ishim and Novy Urengoy in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area and the Tyumen Region. The gas capital of Russia was represented by seven dance teams: Oniona, Vostorg, Dens-Nova, Sharm+Pa, Alyans, the Yamburg Sports School, and the Zvezdny Sports Palace.
The independent board of judges made up of 31 top-class professional adjudicators assessed the technique, musicality and expression of the dancers’ performances.
As is customary in this sport, the contest divided participants into five age categories: children, juniors, youth, adults, and seniors. It featured European and Latin programs with slow waltz, the passionate cha-cha-cha, tango, foxtrot, quickstep, jive, and rhumba.
In spite of strong competition and strict refereeing, the dancers from Novy Urengoy won places in every age group. The participants from the Oniona club (Gazodobytchik Culture and Sports Center, Novy Urengoy) won a total of 27 prizes: eleven first, nine second, and seven third prizes. The contestants of the Evrika Club from Muravlenko won 17 prizes, and the Alyans Club dancers from Novy Urengoy took home 15 prizes.
It is noteworthy that Urengoy Waltz has been attracting an increasing number of dancers every year, which encourages them to improve their performance and perfect their professional skills.
Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, was set up to develop the Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field, one of the largest in the world. Its production infrastructure consists of 22 comprehensive gas treatment units, two oil production sites, 20 booster compressor stations, five gas cooling stations, more than 2,800 production wells, two compressor stations for the utilization of associated petroleum gas, and a pump station for condensate delivery. Over the years, the company has laid more than 1,300 kilometers of inter-field and 2,800 kilometers of in-field pipelines, and created an extensive industrial infrastructure that ensures reliable operation of oil and gas production facilities.
The environmental activity of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy is certified in accordance with the international ISO 14001 standards and has been recognized as consistent with environmental management requirements. The company employs more than 12,000 people. Its headquarters are located in the city of Novy Urengoy.
Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy employees and their families engage in a wide variety of cultural activities. Around 100 cultural and recreational events are organized every year for and with the participation of the company’s branches. Here are the most prominent projects that enjoy the greatest popularity with the Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy team:
- international fairytale theater festival Hello, Yamal! (the festival has been recognized by Russia’s theatrical community and is in the international theater registry. In 2007, it received the Diaghilev Award for best production);
- Fakel, corporate festival of amateur performers from Gazprom subsidiaries (the project was initiated by the team of the Gazodobytchik Culture and Sports Center);
- Vesennyaya Kapel Children’s Festival (the festival is open to children of both the company’s employees and all city residents);
- annual open dancesport competition Urengoy Waltz;
- sports and entertainment game Territoriya Sporta;
- intellectual game Vektor Gaza.