Ankara Ice Palace
|Ankara Ice Palace|
|Full name||G.S.İ.M. Buz Pateni Sarayı|
|Former names||BelPa Buz Pateni Sarayı|
Ankara Ice Palace (Turkish: G.S.İ.M. Buz Pateni Sarayı, formerly Belpa Buz Pateni Sarayı) is an indoor ice skating and ice hockey arena located in the Bahçelievler neighborhood of Ankara, Turkey. It was opened in 1989 and has a capacity of about 1,150 people.
It was built by the Municipality of Ankara as the first Olympic size 30 m × 60 m (98 ft × 197 ft) ice arena in Turkey. In 2001, the venue was handed over to the Youth and Sports Directorate (G.S.I.M.) of Ankara Province.
Ankara Ice Palace is home to all kinds of ice sports events in Ankara including Turkish ice hockey leagues for men's, women's and junior's. Between January 8 through January 14, 2007, the arena hosted the Division III matches of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
International events hosted
- 2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III Qualification February 18-20, 2005
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