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Ankara Ice Skating 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.[1]

Ankara Ice Skating Palace
Full nameG.S.İ.M. Buz Pateni Sarayı
Former namesBelPa Buz Pateni Sarayı
Coordinates39°55′04″N 32°49′48″E / 39.91766°N 32.82996°E / 39.91766; 32.82996Coordinates: 39°55′04″N 32°49′48″E / 39.91766°N 32.82996°E / 39.91766; 32.82996
OwnerG.S.İ.M. Ankara
Opened1989 (1989)

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.

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  1. ^ Ulugay, Alp (2001-12-15). "Buzda kapışma". Hürriyet (in Turkish).