Medeu skating rink.
The ice skating rink Medeu located at the altitude of 1,691.2 meters above sea level is world-known. It was erected in 1972. The ice surface occupies 10.5 thousand sq.m., which allows to conduct contests in skating sport, hockey and figure skating.
Soft climate in the gorge, optimal level of solar radiation, not high atmospheric pressure, gentle breeze and clean glacial water – all this provided high-mountain skating rink with wide popularity.
More than 120 world records were established here by famous sportsmen. During last years the skating rink was improved after conducted modernization.
The skating rink was reconstructed on the eve of the VII Asian Winter Games in 2011. A new multimedia display with total area of 200 sq.m, which allows to screen the results of sports games, broadcast TV, thematic and commercials video clips has been established. Capacity of the stadium after the reconstruction increased from 7200 to 8500 spectators. New modern system of freezing allows to maintain the ice surface from October 1th, till April 1st. Ice rink capacity ranges from 2 to 3 thousand people simultaneously.
Skating at the weekend has become a tradition not only for residents of Almaty but its guests as well.
Official site http://www.medey.kz/
Address: 465, Gornaya street
phone: 8 (727) 232-68-48