In avant-garde style: new skating rink in Gorky Park

November 23, 2019

This year, the skating rink in Gorky Park will be dedicated to space and interplanetary journeys. The rink called Voskhod will be decorated in the avant-garde style.

The artificial ice rink will open to visitors on 22 November to run until 9 March 2020.

'You will see the space on the rink through the perspective of avant-garde artists, since in the first half of the 20th century, they were absorbed by the topic no less than scientists. The Voskhod (Sunrise) name has also been chosen for a reason, as it was the name of the great Soviet spacecraft. Besides, the sunrise symbolises the beginning of something new. For us and our visitors, the opening of the rink means the beginning of a new winter season,' the Park's Press Service explained.

The Rink's pavilions will have colours and shades typical for the sky at the dawn — red, deep-blue, pink and turquoise, with the facades lined with panels depicting planets, satellites and stars. You will see the same symbols on the media screens on the facade of the Central Pavilion (No.1) at the central entrance's arch, installed at the rink for the first time. The two-storey pavilion will cover the area of 2,000 sq m. There will be a rental station on the first floor, with a food court on the second floor offering a beautiful view of the Park. An illuminated and heated glass media room will be mounted in front of the Central Pavilion to host DJ sets, live concerts, lectures, presentational events and prize draws broadcast to the rink.

The opening ceremony of the ice rink starts at 07:00 pm to last until 11:00 pm. Entertainers will set the mood on the rink to DJ Miller's music. Davinchi and Gradusy bands will perform on the stage. The concert will be hosted by well-known TV journalists Svetlana Zeinalova and Vladimir Markoni. At 10:00 pm, fireworks will be launched.

To attend the opening ceremony, buy tickets on the Park's website.

Проектное решение

Voskhod skating rink operation

The site with artificial ice will cover some 20,000 sq m. The rink can accommodate about 6,000 people at the same time.  It will be divided into three zones. The central ice area will be open to all visitors. A separate 800 sq m site will be arranged for children. There will be a figure skating school for children aged 4 to 12. Hockey fans will have a special rink with  goals. Next to the Garage Museum, one of the rink tracks will be traditionally turned into an illuminated tunnel.

The rink will have three food court zones. You will find one of them on the second floor of the Central Pavilion. The second one will be located on the Central Alley of the Park. The third one is to open on the site of the summer dance floor. The same as the last year, there will be a stone-made hearth, with tables and benches around, to have a rest, eat some food and warm up by the fire.

The rink will have four entrances — from the main entrance arch, Pushkinskaya Embankment, through Pavilion No. 4, Pavilion No. 3, and from Leninsky Prospekt, next to the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art.

There will be 14 ticket offices opened. You will find six of them near the main entrance arch. Moreover, terminals will be mounted near the arch to enter the rink with e-tickets. There will be eight more ticket pavilions arranged around the rink's perimeter. Anytime soon, you will be able to buy tickets online on the Gorky Park's website.

In addition to the new Central Pavilion, Park guests will enjoy five more pavilions. For the first time, the rink will have a Luxury Pavilion (No. 2) installed next to the Garage Museum. To get there, visitors will need to buy a separate ticket. Its price includes the parking fee, transfer to the Pavilion, skate rental and hot drinks.

Rental offices will be opened in the Third (entrance from Leninsky Prospekt, near the Garage Museum) and Fourth pavilions (entrance from Pushkinskaya Embankment). The Fifth pavilion will be installed next to the Central one. It is intended for guests who have brought their own skates. The Sixth Pavilion will have a locker room, a recreation area and a cafe for visitors of the children's ice rink. It will be located near the Fourth Pavilion. Enter it from Pushkinskaya Embankment.

Skate in the Gorky Park from Tuesday to Sunday. The skating rink is closed on Monday.

The ticket price will depend on the time and day of your visit. Citizens entitled to benefits will enjoy discount tickets. Soon, you will find more detailed information on the Gorky Park's website.

This year, the winter season in the parks of the Moscow Department of Culture starts on 22 November. 38 rinks will open for Muscovites and tourists in the recreation areas:  18 with natural, and 20 with artificial ice. 12 sites will be free. These are Perovsky Park, Raduga Ponds Park, Sokolniki Park (two skating rinks), Lyublino Estate, Northern Tushino parks, Angarskiye Prudy Park, Fili, Mitino Landscape Park, Vorontsovsky Park and 50-Letiya Oktyabrya Park.

For the first time since 2013, Tsaritsyno Museum Reserve opens its skating rink. You will find it on the site at Shipilovskie Vorota. Its area will exceed 1,000 sq m.

Recreation area visitors will enjoy 62 ski runs. Besides, there will be 39 slides for sleds, toboggans and snow tubes. 



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