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The Chizhovka Arena is a multi-purpose cultural, sports and entertainment complex built to hold sports competitions and other leisure events. It has two ice rinks: a larger one accommodating 8,807 spectators and a smaller one used for training that accommodates 473 spectators. There’s also a multi-purpose sports hall inside the arena. The area beside the larger ice rink has eight dressing rooms. The venue is located at a picturesque location - the Minsk 900th Anniversary park.

The Chizhovka Arena is the second largest ice rink in Belarus after Minsk Arena. The modern complex built from metal and glass was designed by Marat Grodnikov. It resembles two drops of water flowing into one another that sparkle in the sun.

The construction of this grand venue began in 2009 when Belarus was awarded the right to host the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. The official opening took place on 25 December 2013.

The Arena is a versatile venue that can be easily modified. The ice rink that is used for ice hockey, ice skating and other winter sports can be transformed into a playing field to serve team sports, combat sports, boxing, weightlifting, tennis, etc., or an area for concerts, corporate and other entertainment events.

The sports complex hosted the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship (30 games, including two quarter-finals), the 2014 25th Cup of the Eurohockey Indoor Club Championships among men's teams, the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division I Group A, several Fed Cups (in April and November 2017 and in February 2018), as well as some international and European martial arts competitions. The Chizhovka Arena also welcomed the participants of the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 competing in judo and karate. The International Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the Prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus is held here annually.

The Chizhovka Arena also serves as a home venue for hockey club Yunost Minsk.
The Chizhovka Arena was built just before the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and will soon be host to another IIHF tournament.