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Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort

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Address: Gornaya St., 465 | Medeu Valley, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Phone Number:
+7 727 386 9536
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Medeu Alpine Sports Complex is located in picturesque canyon Ile Alatau on...

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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Great ice skating ring on top of Almaty . Just enjoying the place. Easy access by bus or taxi I love it

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Luxembourg District, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great ice skating ring on top of Almaty . Just enjoying the place. Easy access by bus or taxi I love it

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I want to enjoy nature, fresh air and skating listening to music in the mountains, I go to Medeo skating rink. It's about 15-20 minutes from Almaty by car, but it's better to come earlier in order to enjoy skating with less people. The weather in the mountains changes very quickly so be sure to get with you whatever... More 

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Almaty
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Medeo and Chimbulak are superior to any other place in one respect: nowhere did I see mountains so close to the city. Medeo is about 20 km from Almaty and a taxi will not cost you more than $10 one way. There are three main attractions: the skating rink at Medeo, the dam behind it and the ski resort at... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you love skating and nature, this place is for you. It is located approx. 1500 meters above sea and surrounded by beautiful mountains. The view is fantastic, the skating experience as well as you do not feel cold because of direct sun beams warming you. The skates are available for lease, a good variety of F&B.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

It's a skiing and snowboarding scene, but pedestrians mix in without hassle or problem. A combi gondola ticket to the vert top -- 3200 meters, a bit over 10,000 feet -- gets you to the view of a lifetime. In summer you can scramble up a rock ridge while in winter its snow snow snow. Well worth the reasonable round... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I have been there twice. Once in winter once in summer. In winter it is a skating rink and in summer it turns into a skateboard rink Tons of teenagers

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great way to spend a cold winter afternoon. Fuss free from ticketing to renting skates. Crowded but not daunting for learners.

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Heiligenkreuz, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

My friends in Almaty served as tour guides for my stay and suggested this amazing location in the mountains which are southwest of Almaty (IIe-Alatau National Park). One The drive is not difficult and one travels through a type of game preserve for snow leopards. Take the time to enjoy the drive to Medeu as the journey is as much... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful nature. Lovely city view if you're lucky with the weather. Ice rink is big and comfortable to skate, but there are a lot of people at the weekend. But you have to go there if you are in Almaty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

It's located near the Almaty, so the you won't spend much time on the road. View is amazing! You can do some ice skating in a beautifully located open stadium. Or you can take a ride on cableway to ski resort. There is also a "ghost house" for those who searching for some spooky experience. This is very nice place... More 

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