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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
VDNH’s skating rink

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 the official website

Skate rental: the rental is included in the ticket price, deposit - 1000 rubles. 

Website: http://vdnh.ru/en/events/events/vdnh-skating-rink-winter-2015-2016/#каток

Phone: +7 (495) 544-34-00

VDNH’s skating rink
VDNH’s skating rink

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

Website: http://gum.ru/projects/rink/

 GUM Skating-rink  on red Square
GUM Skating-rink on red Square

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 website
Skate rental: the rental is included in the ticket price, deposit is 1000 rubles. 

Phone : +7 (495) 995-00-20

Website: http://park-gorkogo.com/en/places/177

Children’s Ice Rink in Gorky Park
Children’s Ice Rink in Gorky Park

"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 the official website of Sokolniki Park.

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

Website: park.sokolniki.com/activities/152

"Ice" Rink in Sokolniki Park

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