If you are in Almaty in winter, Medeu is one attraction you cannot miss. Skating in the winter sunshine surrounded by mountains and fir trees, spurred on by Russian pop music: it doesn’t get any better.
In summertime, the ice skating rink transforms into a sports arena with courts for hockey, basketball, mini-football, volleyball, a skate park and a bouncy place for little kids.
Entrance fee :
Adults: 1800 tenge
Students: 800 tenge (if you look young enough and wave any kind of ID this will work as a foreigner)
School children: 400 tenge
Medeu can be reached with bus number 12 going up Dostyk avenue every 30 minutes (80 tenge, 120 tenge on weekends).
We have more info for ice skating fanatics: more skating rinks in Almaty.