Journey to Christmas: ice shows at the festival venues to be presented over 150 times

December 18, 2019

Ice shows with professional skaters are one of the chief annual Journey to Christmas events. This year, guests will enjoy over 150 performances to be presented both in the city centre, and ― for the first time ― at the district venues, too.

The ice theatre on Revolyutsii Square will show performances staged by two-time Olympic champion, multiple world and European champion Yevgeny Plushchenko, including 'Swan Lake' (13, 14, 15 and 19 December), 'The Nutcracker' (20-22 December and 25-29 December), 'Snow King' (30 and 31 December and 2-8 January) and 'Ice Kings and Queens' (10-12 January).

Some productions will feature figure skating stars such as Olympic champion, multiple Russian champion Adelina Sotnikova and Olympic and European champion Yulia Lipnitskaya.

Novopushkinsky Park ice theatre and festival rinks in the park near Golyanovsky Pond and in 1 Svyatoozyorskaya Street will show ice ballets staged by five-time U.S. champion and two-time winner of the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships (Ice Dancing) Peter Tchernyshev

The program includes 'The Nutcracker', 'Swan Lake', 'Cipollino', 'Snow White', 'Cinderella' and 'The Frog Princess'. On 31 December, 06:00 pm, Novopushkinsky Park will host premiere of the season'The Snow Queen'. Follow the schedule updates.

Tickets are RUB 100, with free admission for children under seven. Each performance lasts about an hour.

For the rest of the time, the ice theatres will serve as regular ice rinks. A total of 15 skating rinks for children and adults will be arranged at Journey to Christmas.

Tverskaya Square will for the first time open its large skating rink (over 1,600 sq m). Take a ride with your friends and family, have fun at ice parties and take pictures with Christmas trees and a glowing arch.

Journey to Christmas ice rinks will also open at VDNKh, on Slavy Square, in Profsoyuznaya, Gorodetskaya, Mitinskaya, Matveyevskaya and Pererva streets, on the Vorobyovy Gory's observation deck, as well as on two venues in Zelenograd, Yunosti Square and the 16th Neighbourhood.

The rules for visiting most venues are the same. Bring your own skates and enjoy free entrance. Rental price is RUB 50.- with a deposit of RUB 2,000. You can rent both children's and adult skates, 27-47th sizes (Russian sizing chart). There are locker rooms, with skate sharpening points on the central venues.

Read the VDNKh rink visiting rules on the exhibition's website. Covering 20,500 sq m, this is the largest ice rink in Europe accommodating 4,500 skaters. The rink also hosts festive programs, games, relays and ice parties.


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