Skating in Moscow in 2016
01.01.2016 – 13.03.2016
Winter offers us a pleasure of outdoor skating. Why not experience this favourite Russian pastime during your Moscow tour? Our city has lots of skating rinks; you can find them in parks, squares, inner yards or sport stadiums. Here some ideas on where to ice-skate. But what if it's not cold enough? Many skating rinks have undergone reconstruction, so now the ice doesn't melt even if the temperature goes above 0˚ C.
VDNH’s skating rink
Moscow's largest skating rink (20 000 square meters) with an artificial surface is located in VDNH. Apart from a big large circle it has children’s rink , love alley, hockey arena, restaurants, cafes, music and, of course, stunning lighting design. It is open every day except Monday till 13 March 2016.
Getting there: metro VDNH, then 10-15 minutes on foot. The skating rink is located on the main avenue stretching from the pavilion №1 to the pavilion №58 «Agriculture»
Working hours: Monday – closed; Tuesday-Thursday - from 11.00 to 23.00, Friday to Sunday - from 10.00 to 23.00; service break from 15.00 to 17.00
Cost: Tuesday-Thursday from 11.00 to 15.00 - 350 rub; from 17.00 to 23.00 - 450 rub ; Friday-Sunday and holidays from 10.00 to 15.00 - 450 rub., from 17.00 to 23.00 - 550 rub. Children and pensioners will get a discount. You can find more price details on
Skate rental: the rental is included in the ticket price, deposit - 1000 rubles.
Phone: +7 (495) 544-34-00
GUM Skating-rink on red Square
This artificial ice rink in the heart of Moscow offers a stunning view on the Kremlin. The area of the ice surface is 3, 000 square meters. Morning sessions are free for everyone! The skating rink is open till 29 February 2016.
Getting there: m. Okhotny Ryad, then 5 minutes walk to Red Square
Working hours: on sessions from 10.00 to 11.00, 11.30 to 12.30, 13.00 to 14.00, 14.30 to 15.30, 16.00 to 17.00, 17.30 to 18.30, 19.00 to 20.00, 20.30 to 21.30, 22.00 to 23.30
Cost: Morning sessions on weekdays from 10.00 to 14.30 are free of charge, sessions from 16.00 to 22.00 cost 400 rub. per person. Weekends and holidays from 10.00 to 11.30 are free, sessions from 13.00 to 22.00 cost 500 rub. Children and pensioners will get a discount. Tickets are sold at the box office and online.
Skate rental: 300 rubles, you’ll need to leave a deposit- 2,000 rubles or driver’s license
Phone: +7 (495) 788-43-43
Gorky Park skating rink
One of the largest rinks with artificial ice in Moscow is located in Gorky Park. Its area is 18 000 square meters. This season Gorky Park has become one of the first in the world to build in 33.000 manageable LEDs under the ice. The massive light installation composed by 400 light boxes has also been created in the centre of the rink. Next to the main Rink you can also find Children’s Ice Rink
Getting there: m. Oktyabrskaya, m. Park Kultury, then 10-15 minutes to walk
Working Hours: 10.00 to 15.00; 17.00 to 23.00, Monday - closed
Cost: Adults: workdays except Monday from 10.00 to 15.00 - 200 rub., from 17.00 to 23.00 - 300 rub .; weekends and holidays from 10.00 to 15.00 - 400 rub., from 17.00 to 23.00 - 550 rubles. Children under 12 will get a discount. You can find more price details on the official
Skate rental: the rental is included in the ticket price, deposit is 1000 rubles.
Phone : +7 (495) 995-00-20
"Ice" Rink in Sokolniki Park
Another good place for skating in all weather conditions is "Ice" rink located in Sokolniki Park at the Festival Square. It is decorated with light installation and has a large screen, a stage for DJs, in evenings it hosts parties and discos. The area of the rinks covers 5400 square meters.
Getting there: m. Sokolniki, then 10-15 minutes to walk to the Festival Square Park
Working Hours: daily sessions - from 10.00 to 12.00, from 13.00 to 15.00, from 16.00 to 18.00, from 19.00 to 21.00, from 22.00 till Midnight . On Thursdays from 22.00 to Midnight the rinks offers a session for lovers of speed skating
Cost: adults - from Monday to Thursday - 250 rub., Friday, weekends and holidays - 350 rub. Children and pensioners will get a discount. Tickets are sold in the box office and online. You can get more details on pricing on
Skate rental: 250 rub. / 2 hour deposit - 2000 rubles. or a document + 500 rubles. Rental runs from 10.00 to 22.00
Phone: +7 (499) 39-39-222
Moscow Current Events
18.01.2019 — 23.02.2019
Primeval Russia Photo Exhibition
One of the most interesting photo festivals opened its doors to the visitors of all ages in CHA (Tsentralny Dom Hudozhnika). The exhibition uniting more than 500 works is devoted to Russian nature. The project “Primeval Russia” was organized by the enthusiastic photographers, documentary directors, cameramen, travelers and scientists. These talented people wanted not only to share the most fascinating views of our country and reveal some interesting facts about wild animals but also to draw visitors' attention to the main theme - relationships between man and nature.
06.10.2018 — 17.02.2019
Arkhip Kuindzhi exhibition
More than 180 Kuindzhi's works from the collections of the Tretyakov Gallery, State Russian Museum and several regional museums are on display in the Engineering Building of the Tretyakov Gallery.
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:
31.10.2018 — 20.01.2019
East: Another Beauty Exhibition
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the State Museum of the Oriental Art. The State Museum of the Oriental Art is the only cultural center in Russia specializing in the storage, study and popularization of the eastern peoples' culture and art.
13.10.2018 — 14.10.2018
Moscow is behind us 1941. The military-historical festival
Did you know that Borodino Field was not only the location of the Battle of Borodino during Napoleoinic Wars but also the place of a severe clash between the Soviet and German forces in 1941? Join the festival of military reconstruction where the events of the WW II will come to life.
21.09.2018 — 25.09.2018
Moscow International Festival 'Сircle of Light' 2018
Moscow International Festival "Circle of Light" is an annual event where light designers and experts in the field of audiovisual art from all over the world transform the architectural appearance of the Russian capital. For a few autumn days, Moscow will once again become a center of colorful large-scale video projections, fantastic multimedia shows with light, fire, lasers and fireworks. The entrance to all the festival venues is free.
19.09.2018 — 20.01.2019
Mikhail Larionov exhibition
The New Tretyakov Gallery prepared a large retrospective exhibition of Mikhail Fedorovich Larionov who is one of the founders of the Russian avant-garde and its recognized leader.
24.08.2018 — 02.09.2018
Spasskaya Tower festival 2018
International Military Music Festival "Spasskaya Tower" is an annual tremendous show in the heart of Russia - on Red Square. A breathtaking musical and theatrical performance combines different musical styles, parade defile of military orchestras, dance and show performances, unique light and pyrotechnic shows
10.08.2018 — 22.08.2018
Times and Epochs 2018
The annual festival "Times and Epochs" will be held in the capital from 10 to 22 August. Its main sites will be located on Tverskaya Square, Nikitsky, Passion and Tver Boulevards, in Kamergersky Lane and on Profsoyuznaya Street.