Venue

Baluan Sholak Sports Palace
Abay Avenue 44 Abai Ave., corner Baitursynuly Street
Almaty, Kazakhstan

The Balaun Sholak Sports Palace was extensively renovated between 2009 and 2011 in preparation for the 2011 Asian Winter Games. Upgrades included increasing the capacity to 5000 seats, gyms, locker rooms, medical and rehabilitation facilities, electronic displays, commentator booths and a press centre.

Traditionally an ice hockey arena, the sports complex will boast a six-sheet curling rink for this event.