Frozen Kyrgyzstan lake becomes sledding arena

This is ‘Kyrgyzstan’s largest skating rink’

formed from the frozen waters of the Ara Kol glacier

Location: Ara Kol, Kyrgyzstan

Up to 3,000 people visit the late frozen lake daily

to enjoy the views and slide on home-made sleds


"It was my children's car. My housemates wanted to throw it in the garbage, and I asked them not to do it and to modify it instead. I made a sled and it works well. Children like to sledge on it, especially younger ones. Its appearance works as a promotion in itself."