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High-mountain skating rink Medeu

Sport complex Medeu located at an altitude of 1691 meters above sea level was built in 1972. For the first time the ice rink began operating in February 1951. The pure mountain air, the sun, water without salts and other impurities, used for pouring ice, provided extremely high results to the speed boats. The reconstructed ice rink was opened in 1972. The area of ​​the ice field is 10.5 thousand square meters, the length of the racetracks is 400 meters, the width is 15 meters, allows you to hold competitions on speed skating, ice hockey, figure skating at the rink. To illuminate the ice arena on 8 masts installed 1600 searchlights. Medeo has won a great sporting reputation and a world calling. Medeo has 112 world records for speed skating. The stadium has 10,500 seats. Sport complex «Medeu» is a monument of architecture of national importance since 1978. It is in the communal property of the city of Almaty since 2000. The stadium is named in honor of Medeu Pusyrmanov (1850 — 1908), the owner of pasture land in the gorge Malaya Almatinka of Trans-Ili Alatau. Under the stands are placed a wardrobe for 2,500 seats, a buffet, a hotel, a sports and lecture hall with a cinema installation, a polyclinic, a Finnish bath, rental outlets, skate sharpeners, premises for judges, journalists, etc. From the main entrance and the northern gates, the ice arena Has a multi-storey ramp and a ladder of red granite, in the form of mountain rocks.