Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort

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Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort

Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort
4.5
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Medeu Alpine Sports Complex is located in picturesque canyon Ile Alatau on 1691 metres high above the sea level. The highest ice skating rink in the world. • Working schedule: whole year • Activities in winter: ice skating • Activities in summer: skating, bicycles, skateboarding, streetball and volleyball. • Ice field area: 10 500 sq.m • Average temperature: summer time +20 C, winter -10 C •
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2-3 hours
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Tarık Volkan O
Almaty, Kazakhstan139 contributions
Good for anytime
Feb. 2020 • Couples
One of the best place spent time in Almaty winter or summer time. If you like outdoor activity this is the one of best place spent time outside.
Written March 3, 2020
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Vukojebinje
London, UK408 contributions
Worth seeing
Feb. 2020 • Solo
I didn’t skate at Medeu, and so can’t comment on the site’s actual function, but it’s certainly worth seeing. Aside from the historical context (being the place that the Soviet Union used to train its Olympic ice skaters), it’s size is very impressive. The trailhead for a number of good hikes in the Tian Shan mountains (which I would recommend) are nearby, and so I’d certainly say you should spend a day going to Medeu to see what it’s like and then doing one of those.
Written February 28, 2020
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Temugin613
Almaty, Kazakhstan53 contributions
Great place for a romantic state
Feb. 2020 • Couples
My wife and I went skating on sunny Feb day and had a wonderful time. The rink is large without being huge, and has a few spots to sit and take a rest. We rented scares from the administration - nothing fancy but very good for rental skates - mine were sharp and clean. It’s easy to access by car or public transport/taxi - we took the bus up and taxi back.

I would highly recommend it, and I will go again for sure!
Written February 12, 2020
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joko
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
Exploratory visit to Central Asia
Dec. 2019 • Couples
Very nice and huge. First time to such a large skating rink. Its easily accessible by public bus from Kazakhstan Hotel. It costs us KZT150 (sgd1=kzt280) per pax but the 45minutes ride leading to Medeu was beautiful.
Written January 22, 2020
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Bülent K
7 contributions
Excellent Ski Resort in the vicinity of Almaty
Nov. 2019
Just in a few minutes from Almaty, you can reach to an excellent ski resort. Please take the gondola to up.
Written December 6, 2019
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Adam
Suffolk, UK34 contributions
Brilliant rink
Nov. 2019 • Friends
Decided to visit after reading it on Atlas Obscura. It’s the highest Olympic ice rink in the world.
There is no side rail to cling on to whilst skating so ended up paying for a frame to assist skating (I left my dignity down the mountain). Great views and easy place to take a good picture.
Written November 13, 2019
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klaudeke
Versailles, France11 contributions
Sky resort
Dec. 2018 • Couples
Nice for snow lovers
The only place for inhabitants of Almaty to sky meanwhile need to be modernized
Written November 9, 2019
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DrRahulModi
Gorakhpur, India88 contributions
Paradise for ice skaters
Oct. 2019 • Friends
Evening about east Europe is big. The ice ring is really big and you feel you are in a Olympic arena. The views and the weather was really cold but my friends enjoyed the skating
Written October 23, 2019
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NEH66
Darlington, UK34 contributions
Impressive area
Jul. 2019 • Solo
Located in the mountains a above Almaty. A short taxi or car ride gets you to Medeu.
The highest skating rink in the world. Built during the Soviet era.
During winter months the cable car runs up to Shymbulak (ski resort) from here.
Nice to visit during the day or evening.
Thers also a nice restaurant for food or drinks with an outdoor seating area in the summer months.
Written October 13, 2019
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Rachel Z
New York City, NY74 contributions
Summer sightseeing, watch for weather
Aug. 2019 • Friends
We enjoyed our ride up the mountain on three gondolas, first a long one from Medeu to the base of the ski hill at shymbulak, then two more up to the top. The gondolas are comfortable, but some seem to leave little time to get on - it might be challenging in winter or if one is with someone slow moving. Great views throughout, though weather patterns can change. We had some hail at the top and rain, although it was sunny in Almaty.
Written September 4, 2019
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