Scared of Russian winter? Go skating!
01.12.2012 – 10.03.2013
Winter in Moscow sounds scary for you?! It is not at all. There are so many outdoor activities you may enjoy in winter, one of which is definitely skating. Below I would like to list the most popular skating venues which might be pleasant part of your Moscow tour.
Have you ever imaged skating on Red Square. Since 2006 the artificial ice-skating rick has been set up for the whole winter season. So you can enjoy fabulous views at day time or night, no matter what the weather is like.
Open: Mon-Sun 10:00 - 24:00
Metro: Okhotnuy Ryad, Teatralnaya, Ploschad Revolyutsii
Address: Krasnaya Ploschad
Entrance fee: 250 RUB on weekdays and 500 Rub over weekends and public holidays.
Skates rental: 250 RUB + 2000 RUB deposit and driving license or passport.
Ice rink on Petrovka
This is one of the oldest outdoor skating rinks in Moscow known since the middle of the 19th century. You can come here even if you can not skate. There is a skating school where you can take a few classes.
Open: Mon-Fri 12:00-23:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-24:00
Address: Petrovka ul., 269 (entrance through the arch)
Entrance fee: 150-250 RUB
Rental: 150 RUB
Hermitage Garden Skating rink
Thousands of light garlands, ice heart, illuminated trees and benches as well as romantic music are all the attributes of the skating ring in Hermitage garden. Since 1984 this skating rink has been a popular site for romantic dates.
Open: Mon-Fri 12:00-23:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-23:00
Address: Karetny Ryad ul., 3
Entrance fee: 150-250 RUB
Rental: 100-200 RUB
Gorky Park skating rink
Moscow best-known skating rink is at Gorky park. Dating back to the time before World War II, it gained popularity over the time, especially over the last year, when it underwent a complete renovation. Now in winter skaters can experience a huge territory of ice laid out in avenues, squares all around the park. To make facilities more accessible for skater, a lot of cafes might be visited without taking skates off. It is the place to come with a big company of friends after the working day or at the weekend.
Open: Mon-Fri 11:00-22:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-22:00.
Entrance fee: 200-300 RUB
Rental: free without time limit but 1500 Rub money deposit
Address: Krymsky Val ul., 9
Sokolniki park ice rink
Another rink which is worth trying is at Sokolniki park. There are actually two rinks, one is called "Ice", another is "Big Rink" which looks like a ring with radial allays going off it. Lovely music, colorful night lighting and entertainment will add some more flavor to your leisure time.
Entrance fee for "Big Rink": free
Entrance fee for "Ice": 300 Rub
Rental: 150 RUB+ 1000 RUB deposit + driving license or passport
Address: Sokolnicheskiy val
Art skating rink at VDNKh
Do you like parties? How about a party on ice? Then you should go to skating rink at Peoples' Friendship Fountain at VDNKh to enjoy an entertainment program Golden Disco with music hits of 70-80s on Tuesday or Romantic party on Friday. At weekends the ice rink turns into a tiny Disneyland when clowns and animators make mini-performances for the whole family.
Open: Mon-Fri 12:00-24:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-24:00.
Entrance fee: 240-450 RUB
Rental: 150 RUB
Address: Prospect Mira, 19
Moscow Current Events
28.09.2017 — 14.01.2018
Someone 1917 exhibition
The New Tretyakov Gallery presents a new exhibition devoted to 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution. At the exhibition you’ll see 1917 year through the eyes of the Russian artists including Grigoriev, Kustodiev, Nesterov, Petrov-Vodkin, Kandinsky, Malevich and others.
19.09.2017 — 18.01.2018
The 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art
The 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art has recently opened in Moscow.The main project of the Biennale will take place in New Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val and will last for four months for the first time in the history of the Moscow Biennale.
Moscow in miniature
Would you like to see the central part of the largest city model that will enter the Guinness Book of World Records? You have an excellent chance to do it till the end of 2015 in All-Russia Exhibition Centre VDNKh. We belive that an architecture model of Moscow (Moscow in miniature) performed at a scale of 1:400 is really worth seeing.
Russian Impressionism Museum
Art-buffs are welcome to visit the Russian Impressionism Museum, which opened its doors in Moscow on the 28th of May. The exhibition hall is located on the grounds of the former “Bolshevik” confectionery factory grounds.
Robostation in VDNH
If you are interested in everything connected with robots you should certainly attend one of the most curious interactive museum called Robostation, situated in All-Russia Exhibition Centre VDNH. Here visitors of all ages have a great chance to get acquainted with modern robots, take part in different activities, enjoy technopark, chemistry show and show of dancing robots.
Archive Of Moscow Events:
23.09.2017 — 27.09.2017
Circle of light 2017
Did you know that last year the Circle of light festival was included in the Guinness Book of Records? This annual event features multimedia and musical shows, light and laser installations, audio-visual performances and more. This is a unique project that allows everyone to reveal the familiar face of Moscow in a new light. The admission is free.
22.09.2017 — 08.10.2017
Golden Autumn Festival 2017
Welcome to Golden Autumn Festival! Try delicious food from various regions of Russia, participate in cooking master classes, watch culinary shows and concerts and enjoy the beautiful decoration of Moscow streets and squares.
09.09.2017 — 10.09.2017
Theater events during Moscow City Day
If you love theatre you’ll surely find lots of interesting events during Moscow City Day Celebrations. Gorky Park will host the festival of street theatres from France, Italy and Spain while the Hermitage Garden on will surprise the visitors with a 12 hours open-air theater marathon.
01.09.2017 — 10.09.2017
Moscow anniversary festival 2017
Did you know that in 2017 Moscow celebrates is 870th anniversary? We invite you to join a festival from September 1 – 10 devoted to this glorious event and enjoy various concerts, performances, competitions, master classes and interactive games. The main events will be held on Tverskaya and Arbat streets, on Manezhnaya, Tverskaya and on the Revolution Squares.
26.08.2017 — 03.09.2017
Spasskaya Tower 2017 International Military Music Festival
"Spasskaya Tower" International Military Music Festival will traditionally take place on Red Square at the end of summer season. This year the festival will be held for the tenth time. The event is rightfully considered the largest international cultural project in Russia.
20.07.2017 — 06.08.2017
Moscow summer. Flower jam festival 2017
"Moscow summer. Flower Jam " festival gives an excellent opportunity to spend a weekend in the fresh air. The sweet tooth will enjoy confectionery shows, master classes and competitions. The best landscape architects, designers and florists of Russia and other countries will turn Moscow into a "City of Flowers"