Almaty Arena Ice Complex is the Palace of Sports and Culture in Almaty which was built in 2016 for the 2017 Winter Universiade. The facility is intended for sporting events in hockey, boxing, futsal, figure skating and other sports. This is the largest sports facility in our country. It is the second largest among the same facilities in the CIS and is the largest covered ice platform in Central Asia. The ice palace was at the time of opening the second largest in the CIS with an area of 9.96 hectares, similar to the Minsk Arena and smaller than the Bolshoi Ice Palace in Sochi. The complex consists of three parts: an ice arena with 12,000 seats, an ice rink with a health center and a swimming pool. The location of the ice arena allows it to function as a universal platform for figure skating, ice hockey, boxing, basketball, volleyball, as well as a concert hall with 5000 seats, if thermal insulation is installed, covering the entire area of the ice field with an area of about 1800 m2. Particular attention is paid to the technology of freezing ice. For each layer of filling the roller requires 120 cubic meters of water. Water is pre-treated from various mechanical impurities, iron, chlorine and salts, and then gets into the softening system and maintains the required temperature. The ice surface is leveled by special machines to achieve the desired thickness of 5 cm after complete freezing. The Ice Palace was the final point of the 16th stage of the Universiade fire relay race, which ended before the opening ceremony of the student games. The opening and closing ceremonies of the Universiade were held at the arena. The multi-functional ice complex Almaty Arena is a legacy of the Universiade, meets all international standards. The complex is equipped with all necessary equipment for international and national events, as well as for everyday training in all sports. The ice complex has two large skating rinks, which allows for mass skating at the same time as sporting events. The Almaty Arena Ice Complex is the pride of the city of Almaty and contains a large number of free sections for children, the purpose of which is to identify and educate talents among wrestlers, figure skaters, hockey players, volleyball players and soccer players.