There can be no Siberia without hockey, and there can be no hockey without Sibir (Siberia). If you happen to arrive in season, be sure to get a ticket to a game and watch the Sibir team play in the eponymous ice arena. Be prepared to yell "Shaibu!" ("Score!") and try to avoid scheduling important meetings for the following day, so your vocal cords can get back to normal. If you don't mind trying skating yourself, come here when the place is open to the public. It is much warmer than outdoor rinks, and the ice is reportedly superb. There are one-hour open skates on weekends. It is best to call for the up-to-day schedule.
In addition to hockey matches and public skates, the ice arena hosts concerts by famous performers. Be sure to check the schedule – your favorite band may be playing during your visit.