Medeu Skating Rink

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Ranked #3 in Almaty things to do
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As previously stated Medeu is the world's highest altitude skating rink. I went here three times once to skate in January as ice skating only available in Winter. A second time to hike to a waterfall (Gorelnik) with a very popular Kazakh hiking Instagram group (frozen over in January.) The third time to hike up to top of the snow/avalanche berm/dike/dam/wall from Medeu in the summer. Some of the stone stairs are a bit narrow so I won't recommend that in the winter. My phone said I climbed 53 stairs that day.

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Medeu (or Medeo) is the world's highest skating rink and is, by far, the largest rink I have ever skated on. This thing is HUGE. It is situated in the Medeu Valley right below Chimbulak (a popular ski/snowboard resort), and is extremely popular in the winter. There are a number of hotels nearby, so if you're taking a winter vacation here, take a break from skiing for a day and spend it ice skating. You'll have plenty of space to practice your pirouettes.

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