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July 4. The building of the Ice Arena for 12 thousand seats has been completed by the Day of Almaty.

July 4. The building of the Ice Arena for 12 thousand seats has been completed by the Day of Almaty.

Today, on the eve of the celebration of the Day of the city of Almaty, the construction of the central facility of the Universiade 2017 –the Ice Arena for 12 thousand seats, located in Alatau district –has been completed.

It should be noted that the sports facility was commissioned 3 months ahead of schedule, despite the optimization of the budget from 32 to 17 billion KZT. Thefinal balancing and commissioning works are being donenow. The share of the Kazakh support in the construction process has exceeded to 60%. The Mayor of Almaty Bauyrzhan Baybek was informed about these facts during his visiting meeting.

The milestone and landscaping works have also been completed. Trees, flowers and lawn were planted in front of the entrance to the Ice Arena. The adjacent territory has been improved in accordance with the SingleConcept on improvement of the megalopolis based on the national colouring. Thus, small architectural forms, litter-binsand benches were decorated with ethnic ornaments.

As it was said before, during the meeting at the Universiade in February of this yearthe Head of the State N. Nazarbayev stressed that the holding of large sporting events should give a new impetus to the development of the city, improve its architectural appearanceas well as the level of service in hotels, restaurants, public transport, and sports facilities. Moreover, sports facilities should be fully accessible to people.

For example, the Ice Arena for 12 thousand seats is a sports facility with universal ice arenas and seats for spectators, intended for competitions and training process in hockey, figure skating, short track, and also for carrying out cultural events and organizing public skating. The complex consists of three blocks: Block “A”is a universal ice arena for 12 thousand seats;Block “ Б ”is a training rink with a sports complex; and Block “B”is a swimming pool.

Besides, the Mayor was informed that all the Universiade objects are planned for timely completion. Now the Athletic Village for 5 thousand seats in the Altau district and the Ice Arena for 3 thousand seats in the Medeu districtare being built.

Information:

The International Winter Student Games will be held in Almaty from 29 January to 8 February, 2017. About 2 000 athletes from more than 60 countries are going to participate in the Games. It is planned to involve about three thousand volunteers. Competitions will be held in 12 kinds of sports at 8 sports objects.

04.07.2016 16:44
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