Medeu is a high-altitude sports complex located in the Medeu mountain tract at an altitude of 1691 meters above sea level, near the Southern capital of Kazakhstan — Almaty, just below the mountain resort “Shymbulak”. Medeu is the world’s largest Alpine complex for winter sports with the largest area of artificial ice field — 10.5 thousand m2. The highlands and the purest mountain water for filling ice contribute to achieving high results in speed skating. more than 200 world records have been set here for all distances among men and women. The Alma-ATA skating rink was nicknamed the “factory of records”. It is a state monument of urban planning and architecture of National significance.
The Alpine Sports Complex occupies an area in the Medeu tract on the Northern slope of the Zailiysky Alatau ridge, in the picturesque valley of the Malaya Almatinka river, which belongs To the basin of the river or lake Balkhash. On the slopes of the mountains around the rink, coniferous vegetation with an admixture of broad-leaved trees and shrubs prevails.