The home arena of the Ak Bars hockey club was built in 2005 and opened with a concert performance by Scorpions (for gigs, the palace transforms into a venue with a capacity of 10,400 people). Four months later the first hockey match was held here. There are in fact two arenas here: the main arena and a training arena. You get an excellent view of the action from anywhere at the venue, and there is also a video cube housed under the palace's dome. The stadium has buffets and a restaurant with a view of the Kazanka River.
The facility also features a skating rink – you should check its schedule in advance, as it is adjusted around hockey matches and concerts.