The Denis Ten Monument

The Denis Ten Monument

In Almaty, at the intersection of Baiseitova and Kurmangazy streets, a monument to Kazakhstani skater Denis Ten was erected. Matvey Makushkin from St. Petersburg, the author of the monument to Viktor Tsoi, located on Tulebaev Street, worked on the memorial. Denis Yurievich Ten (1993 – 2018) was Kazakhstan ice skater, who performed single. Honored Master of Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Bronze medalist of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Silver Figure Skating World Championships Medalist of 2013, bronze medalist of the World Cup 2015, champion of the championship of the four continents of 2015, champion of the VII Asian Winter Games, multiple winner of various international tournaments under the auspices of ISU, five-time champion of Kazakhstan. The first and only athlete in the history of independent Kazakhstan, who won the medals of the Olympic Games (2014), world championships (2013, 2015), the continental championship (2015), the winter Universiade (2017), the Asian Winter Games (2011), as well as the stages of Figure Skating Grand Prix. Having won gold at the Junior Grand Prix stage (2008), he became the first Kazakhstani skater to win the ISU tournament medal. Since 2013, he has produced the Denis Ten and Friends ice show, which is attended by world-famous figure skating stars. According to the official data of the organizers, annually more than 500 tourists from abroad (mainly from Japan) come to the ice show to see the project live. Since 2019, the Almaty International Figure Skating Tournament Denis Ten Memorial has been held in Almaty. Denis participated in charity events. So, in 2011, he was an active participant in the Skating Friends Support Japan project, helping victims of the earthquake in Japan in March of 2011. In 2013, the athlete visited the children’s village in Astana (now Nur-Sultan) and a boarding school in Almaty. In 2014, the funds raised from the Denis Ten and Friends ice show in the capital were sent to a 6-year-old boy, Nursat Zhakypbay, who has neuroleukemia and needed expensive operations abroad. At the debut world championship in 2009, Denis became a sensation of the tournament. He was the youngest participant in the world championship (15 years old) and his fantastic free-style rental rented 18,000 Staples Center halls in Los Angeles. At that tournament, the audience applauded standing only to the Kazakhstani and the winner of the championship, an American Evan Laysachek.