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Russian Winter: Best Ice Skating Rinks in Moscow
December 6, 2011 15:37


Get your skates on!

Skating is one of the most favourite winter activities in Russia. Families with children, romantic couples and all ice-skating lovers come to Moscow rinks to spend their leisure time. 
Here you can enjoy wonderful Christmas atmosphere, warm up with hot glühwein and have an unforgettable skating evening full of music and smiles.

Here are the addresses and prices of the most popular Moscow ice rinks:

ice-skating-rink-in-red-square-in-moscowRed Square
Address: Red Square (“Okhotny Ryad” metro station).
Entrance for adults (price for one session):
Weekdays: 10.00-14.00 – 250 rubles, 16.00-22.00 – 350 rubles.
Weekends: 10.00-12.00 – 350 rubles, 14.00-22.00 – 500 rubles.
Entrance for children (price for one session):
Children from 7 to 12 years – 100 rubles.
Children up to 6 years – free of charge

Renting skates:
For adults: 250 rubles, for children: 100 rubles.
The pledge is 2000 rubles or any document (driving license, military certificate, etc).

Services:
Skates' sharpening costs 200 rubles.
Coach's services cost 1000 rubles.

Sokolniki
The ice rink in Sokolniki park is the largest natural rink not only in Moscow, but also in Europe. It occupies the territory of 17400 square meters.
Address: 1B, Sokolnichesky Val Street (“Sokolniki” metro station).
The opening time: from 13.00 till 23.00 on weekdays, from 11.00 till 23.00 on weekends.
Entrance
The entrance to the park is free, so if you have your own skates there is no need to pay.
The entrance to the special hall with a rental point, checkroom, cafe and snack bars costs 100 rubles (weekdays) and 150 rubles (weekends).

Services:
Skates hire costs 150 rubles per hour.
Grinding skates costs 150 rubles.
Renting sleds and snow tubes costs 50 rubles per hour.

ice-skating-rink-in-gorky-park-in-moscowGorky Park
Address: 9, Krymsky Val Park Kultury (“Oktyabrskaya” or “Park Kultury” metro station).

Entrance:
 Weekdays: 10.00-15.00 – 150 rubles per day; 17.00-23.00 – 300 rubles per day. Children from 7 to 12 years old - 100 rubles per day.
 Weekends: 10.00-15.00 – 300 rubles per day; 17.00-23.00 – 400 rubles per day. Children from 7 to 12 years old - 100 rubles per day.

Renting skates:
No special prices for renting. Just buy a ticket and get your skates.
The pledge is 1500 rubles.

Services:
Grinding skates costs 150 rubles.
The checkroom costs 100 rubles.
 School of figure skating.

Kolomenskoe
Address: 39, Prospekt Andropova Street (“Kolomenskaya” metro station).
The opening time: from 12.00 till 22.00 on weekdays, from 11.00 till 22.00 on weekends.
Entrance: 150 rubles on weekdays, 200 rubles on weekends, pre-school children – free.

Services:
Skates hire costs from 100 to 200 rubles.
Grinding skates costs 200 rubles.
The chekroom costs 50 rubles.

Ice Rink near Triumphal Arch
Address: 1, General Ermolov Street (“Park Pobedy” or “Victory Park” metro stations).
The rink is open on weekdays (Monday from 16.00 till 23.00, Tuesday-Friday from 14.00 till 23.00) and on weekends (Saturday-Sunday from 11.00 till 23.00).
Entrance fee: 150 rubles per day (Monday-Tuesday), 250 rubles per day (Friday-Sunday). 
Renting skates: 150 rubles per hour. Disposable socks and bags for shoes are included. The pledge is 1500 rubles or driving license.

Services:
Grinding skates costs 200 rubles.
The checkroom costs 50 rubles.
The school of figure skating (for groups – 4000 rubles per month, for individuals – 1200 rubles per hour).
Cafe – there is a little cozy cafe, where you can warm up with hot tea or glühwein. The menu includes fresh bakery, pizzas, sandwiches and various desserts. Average bill - 150 rubles.
 

ice-skating-rink-in-hermitage-garden-in-moscowHermitage Garden
Address: 3, Karetny Ryad Street (“Tverskaya”, “Pushkinskaya”, “Chekhovskaya” metro stations).
The rink is open on weekdays (Monday from 14.00 till 23.00, Tuesday-Friday from 12.00 till 23.00) and on weekends (Saturday-Sunday from 10.00 till 23.00).
Entrance: 150 rubles on weekdays, 250 rubles on weekends. 
Skates hire: 100 rubles for adults and children.

Additional services:
Renting hockey sticks – 50 rubles per hour.
Grinding skates costs 200 rubles.
The checkroom costs 50 rubles.

Ice Rink near White House
Address: 18, Druzhinnikovskaya Street (“Krasnopresnenskaya” metro station).
The rink is open on weekdays (Monday-Thursday from 16.00 till 22.00, Friday from 16.00 till 23.00) and on weekends (Saturday from 11.00 to 23.00, Sunday from 11.00 till 22.00).
Entrance fee: 150 rubles per day (Monday-Tuesday), 200 rubles per day (Friday-Sunday). 
Renting skates: 150 rubles per hour. Disposable socks and bags for shoes are included. The pledge is 1500 rubles or driving license.

Services:
Grinding skates costs 200 rubles.
The checkroom costs 50 rubles.
The school of figure skating (for groups – 4000 rubles per month, for individuals – 1500 rubles per hour).

Petrovka Ice Rink
Address: 26/9, Petrovka StreetAddress: 26/9, Petrovka Street ("Okhotny Ryad", "Teatralnaya", "Pushkinskaya", "Tverskaya", "Chekhovskaya" metro stations).
The rinks is open on weekdays from 16.00 till 23.00 and on weekends from 11.00 till 24.00.
Entrance fee: weekdays (150 rubles for adults, 50 rubles for children), weekends (250 rubles for adults, 100 rubles for children). 
Renting skates: 150 rubles per hour.
The pledge is 1000 rubles or driving license.

Services:
Skates' sharpening costs 200 rubles.
The chekroom costs 50 rubles (the pledge for a key is 100 rubles).
Nice and cozy cafe with hot tea, fresh bakery and the most delicious glühwein in the world.

Russia-InfoCentre hopes you will enjoy your winter holidays in Moscow and spend the great time on one of this big public rinks.  

 

Natalia Semicheva.


Russian Winter 2011: Ice Rinks in Moscow

Image courtesy: www.putkskorosti.ru, mama66.ru, The Village, www.osd.ru


Author: Natalia Semicheva

Tags: Russian Winter activity holidays Russian tourism skating-rink Skating in Moscow 

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