The next arctic track is found in Norilsk, Russia. Zapolyarnik Stadium is a new facility that just opened a few years ago in 2011. The google photo must have been taken a little before September, because it looks like is isn’t quite completed yet, and there are no lines painted on the track. Norilsk is a large industrial city with a population over 175,000 people, and is located at a latitude of 69°20′N. It also happens to be located in a very cold part of the world, with sub-zero (°F) average high temperatures in the winter months. In fact it’s very possible that it doesn’t get above 0 at all for several months straight. This nice-looking synthetic track sure takes a beating in the winter then! The track has eight full lanes, and both D-zones filled in. Field events are located on the inside. The infield is also artificial turf, which makes the most sense for this climate. Looks like a nice facility.
*Photo from wikimapia.org