166 days left before the start of the World Winter Universiade -2017 in Almaty. 58 countries previously confirmed their participation of their teams in a large – scale event. Preparation of sports facilities is underway now. There will be conducted 4 sports event of republican scale by the end of the year, such as Championship in short track speed skating and, figure skating, ice hockey tournament and the annual Ski Races Cup. To date, the pre-application worksheet reaches about 3,000 athletes and members of official delegation. The Government of our country determined the size of ‘prize’ winners of the Kazakhstan team: for the first place prize in sum of $15,000, for silver - $10,000 and for bronze - $5,000.