Almaty - Post Report Question and Answers

Are local sports classes and/or activities available for kids?

Yes, but usually some Russian is needed. There are soccer leagues, tennis, horse back riding, dance and ballet, martial arts etc. Gyms offer many classes for children but membership will be needed. In winter skiing, snowboarding, ice skating are very popular and easily available - Sep 2023

There are sports programs available at the international schools, but they are limited. - Aug 2015

Yes. I know mostly about what is available for toddlers. Swimming, gymnastics, karate, tae kwon do, dance, ice skating, ballet. - Jul 2013

Offerings at schools are very limited, so the expat community has improvised! There is a very active sports club for kids at Miras school on weekends, but anyone can join, and its a de facto hangout spot for expats of all nationalities. Kids (both boys and girls) play non-competative rugby and field hockey until it gets too cold, and then they do a weekend ski club. If you want your kid to compete in sports, this is the wrong place to live. - Feb 2013

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