Hi everyone! My name is Aslan and “Davay Skhodim Almaty” is with you today! Today we’re going to talk about one of the most famous places not only in Almaty, but also in Kazakhstan. Our story today is, of course, about the mountain ice-skating rink Medeu! You can reach this place in two ways: by your car driving 14 killometers from Al-Farabi street to the mountains Or using Bus #12 Which works everyday and leaves from Dostyk-Kurmangazy crossing From 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Did you get it? Cool! Ice skating rink was built in 1972 1961 meters above sea level Interesting fact: our Medeu is home to more than 120 world records by famous athletes. Regarding prices: for everyone above 23 years of age ticket will cost 1800 tenge from 13-23 years of age ticket will cost 800 tenge 7-12 years of age ticket will cost 400 tenge and for everyone below 7 years handicapped people or pensioners tickets are free But it is important to say, that most Almaty citizens use Coupon websites in order to buy the same tickets. If you do not have skates of your own, then you can rent them Rent for adults is 1000 tenge and for kids is 500 tenge Rink is open everyday except Mondays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Noon Session 6-11 p.m. – Evening Session Also, for those, who don’t know – there is a huge LED screen here too Which is out for rent to anyone who wants to use it for a celebration or a proposal. If you are hungry or cold Then you can eat or drink something hot at a big array of fast food restaurants Of course, we cannot forget about the big “Medeu Dam” Which is situated right after the rink and is 1733 meters above sea level. It was built to protect the city from floods which can come from the tops of Western Tian-Shan Special water reservoir can hold up to 6 000 000 cubic meters of water And, of course, stairs on the side of the dam are very popular among athletes It is important to say that bus stop, which is situated next to Medeu, is starting point for everyone, who wants to reach nearby mountain tops and among others, very popular Furmanov Peak Also, eco-buses leave to Chimbulak from Medeu Ticket for an adult is 300 tenge for pensioners tickets are 150 tenge and for kids below 6 years of age tickets are free Summarizing all that is mentioned, I can say even if you don’t know how to skate and never have stood on ice you sholud come anyway! Because if you never try, you will never know for sure. But if you don’t want to stand on ice anyways You should come here for a fresh mountain air, awesome people and AMAZING NATURE!