By Tungalag Baatar – The UB Post

A new international standard ice rink opened in School No. 6 in Sukhbaatar District on November 30.

The Mongolian Ice Hockey Federation and Sukhbaatar District administration built the ice rink to develop winter sports in Mongolia. The new ice rink cost 240 million MNT to build.

Winter sports athletes will be able to train in ice hockey, figure skating and short track skating on the new ice rink.

Ulaanbaatar has several outdoor ice rinks, and only one indoor ice rink in Hunnu Mall.

Winter sports have been developing fast in Mongolia in recent years. For example, the Mongolian ice hockey team won a bronze medal at the Ice Hockey Challenge Cup of Asia, which was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in March 2016. Mongolia won four bronze medals at the Asian Challenge Cup, and Mongolian athletes have been competing in the World Bandy Championship and international skating tournaments regularly.