Sochi tests ice at 2014 Olympic arena

The organizing committee for the 2014 Sochi Olympics says testing of the ice at one of the skating arenas has begun.

The committee says 2006 Olympic ice dancing gold medalist Tatiana Navka led the testing at the arena named Iceberg. About 700 skaters took part overall.

The arena is to host the figure skating and short track speedskating events. Its first test event will be the figure-skating Grand Prix Final in December.