The Palace of Sports and Culture named after Baluan Sholak was built by order of the State Committee for Physical Culture and Sports under the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR in 1967. In the courtyard of the Sports Palace, international, all Union and republican boxing, basketball and karate competitions were held, performances by pop and ballet dancers on ice, international exhibitions and republican fairs were held. During the reconstruction, all engineering and technical communications were replaced, the area of auxiliary premises, where locker rooms, a medical and rehabilitation complex, rest and unloading rooms, a press center, and commentary booths are now located, was increased. An electronic scoreboard of the latest modification was installed. Active operation of the Sports Palace was launched in 2011: the closing ceremony of the Asian Winter Games 2011, the UEFA Futsal Cup Final 2010/11, the World Volleyball Grand Prix 2011, the World Judo Cup 2011, the Women’s World Grand Prix volleyball 2013, world boxing championship 2013. Currently, the Palace of Sports often hosts continental and excellent competitions in Olympic sports, as well as concert shows of Kazakh and foreign pop stars. At the Sports Palace, the Olympic School of Figure Skating has been opened. Today the palace is a 4-storey building in which there is an ice arena, vestibules, office space, locker rooms, parking, a room for judges, a medical center, etc. The total area of the object is more than one hectare. The sports palace hosts competitions in hockey, figure skating, short track, volleyball, basketball, futsal and various types of martial arts. The word “culture” is not in vain present in the name of the complex. The walls of the Baluan Sholak Palace also host ice shows, performances by various folk artists and other show programs. The Palace of Sports and Culture named after Baluan Sholak has at its disposal one of the largest skating rinks in the city. This allows you to attract all fans of ice-skating all year round, regardless of the weather outside its walls.