LUXOR ice rink opened in Almaty

ALMATY. December 27. KAZINFORM /Aigul Turysbekova/ "I hope this rink will become another favorite resting place of Almaty residents. This is a present to all adherents of healthy lifestyle and future sportsmen on the eve of the Asian Winter Games 2011", Almaty Mayor said at the opening ceremony of ice rink LUXOR.

The Head of the city thanked all investors and constructors who built this arena in a short period of time. A.Yesimov said that all of new sport facilities built for the Asian Games 2011 would serve the city residents upon the completion of the Games.

According to Coach Aigul Kuanysheva, the rink is a great present for all figure-skaters of Almaty.

Members of the Kazakhstan figure skating team took part in the opening ceremony, including participant of Vancouver Games Denis Ten. The figure-skater has arrived from the USA where he prepares to the Asian Games. "I was glad to know that such rink was opened in Almaty. I am glad for all young figure-skaters of the city", the sportsman said.

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