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
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"