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19 September 2016
Visiting Halyk Arena sporting complex

As part of the visit the Head of State became familiar with the sports venue activities and gave a look over the complex.

President of Kazakhstan was reported on the prospects for further use of multipurpose ice arena.

At the same time Nursultan Nazarbayev talked to the Olympic medalists and sports public of the city.

- Kazakhstan has gained a reputation of a successful sports nation. It is important to stay strong in pursuit of our goals. It is essential for our country to continue raising the bar of sporting achievements. Currently the government pays great attention to public health. Under preparations for the World Winter Student Games 2017 modern sports facilities have been built. This will boost involvement of broad layers of population, including children and young people, in a healthy lifestyle and sports, he said.

In turn, the athletes thanked the Head of State for constant concern and comprehensive support provided.


Ice arena for 3 thousand viewers is designed and suitable for competitions in ice hockey. It is planned that after the Student Games Halyk Arena will be the home for the urban playground hockey teams, the center of youth sports development, as well as popular skating of the public. The complex is also meant  for concert performances, cultural events, and is fitted with modern lighting and sound equipment.

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