The Medeo is an outdoor speed skating and bandy rink. It is located in a mountain valley on the south-eastern outskirts of Almaty. Medeo sits 1,691 meters above sea level, making it the highest skating rink in the world. It has over 10,000 square meters of ice and utilizes a sophisticated freezing and watering system to ensure the quality of the ice. The mountain valley was very named in honor of Medeo, a wanderer who lived here in the last century and established his own settlement in this picturesque site.