Rinks for every taste: where to skate in Moscow parks

December 11, 2019
Parks and pedestrian areas

This winter, 28 parks of the Moscow Department of Culture will offer 38 skating and hockey rinks. Artificial ice rinks are already open to public. Natural ice rinks will open as soon as the air temperature drops below freezing.

Skate in any weather

Gorky Park has opened Voskhod space-style skating rink, one of the largest artificial ice rinks in Moscow.  It is divided into three zones.  The site with artificial ice covers some 20,000 sq m. The central ice area is open to all visitors. There is a separate 800 sq m site for children. Voskhod rink is open 10:00 am till 03:00 pm and 05:00 pm till 11:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 05:00 pm till 12:00 am on Fridays and weekends. It is closed on Mondays. 07:00 pm till 11:00 pm, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Media Room glass pavilion hosts concerts of young musicians and DJs.

There is a special fenced ice rink with hockey goals for amateurs and professional hockey teams.  You can rent it for a private match 10:00 am till 11:00 pm daily.

Besides, there are six heated pavilions and six skate rental spots open for Gorky Park guests.  You will find them along the rink's perimeter. Look for skate sharpening points right in front of the Central Pavilion. This year, the Luxury Pavilion (No. 2) has opened on the rink next to the Garage Museum. Check the rink's opening hours and buy an entrance ticket on the Park's website.

Electronic Ice artificial ice rink in Tagansky Park is open daily 10:00 am till 03:00 pm and 05:00 pm till 11:00 pm. On Saturdays, 07:00 pm till 09:00, it hosts DJ parties. The rink covers 4,600 sq m. Bring your own skates or rent them at the special point. Skates should be properly sharpened to glide smoothly, so you may have your skates sharpened in a special shop. Change and warm up in a comfortable heated locker room. To have a ride, buy a ticket at the box office. 

Bauman Garden offers New Year films and skating at the artificial ice cinema rink. Watch films on the big screen every Sunday. Start at 05:00 pm. The rink is open daily 10:00 am till 10:00 pm. There is a heated changing tent, rental spots, skate sharpening points and a cafe nearby. Tickets are available at the box office.

Hermitage Garden welcomes to take a ride on the artificial ice Jazz Rink, with jazz playing daily. The rink is open 02:00 pm till 11:00 pm on Mondays, 12:00 pm till 11:00 pm on other weekdays, and 10:00 am till 11:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. You can change and rent skates in the heated pavilion. There is also a cafe with hot drinks and snacks next to the rink.

Фото: mos.ru. Максим Денисов

Skate on frosty days

18 natural ice rinks will open as soon as the temperature drops below freezing. Sokolniki Park will run two larger free skating rinks. One of them, Giant Rink, with an area of 17,000 sq m, will be arranged on the Big Circle and the 1st Luchevoi Prosek. Forest Fairy Tale skating rink (2,500 sq m) will open near the Golden Pond. They will be open daily 10:00 am till 11:00 pm. There will be skate rental spots and points to sharpen skates at Beryozki stage. Hockey fans will enjoy a natural ice hockey field covering 800 sq m. It will be arranged on the tennis courts grounds. Next to the hockey rink, you will find a heated locker room, where you can rent skates, hockey sticks and pucks. To enter the rink, buy a ticket at the box office nearby.

Two natural ice rinks will open in Izmailovsky Park. One of them covering the area of over 7,000 sq m will welcome quests of all ages on weekdays 12:00 pm till 04:00 pm and 05:00 pm till 10:00 pm, and 11:00 am till 02:00 pm, 03:00 pm till 06:00 pm and 07:00 pm till 10:00 pm on weekends and holidays. 300 sq m children's ice rink will run only on weekends 11:00 am till 02:00 pm. You can change in the heated pavilion, and rent skates or have them sharpened at special points. Buy tickets at the box office.

Фото: mos.ru. Юлия Иванко

For the first time in many years, the natural ice ring covering 1,120 sq m will appear in Tsaritsyno Museum Reserve (at Shipilovskie Vorota). Enjoy it on weekdays 11:00 am till 03:00 pm and 04:00 pm till 08: 00 pm, and 10:00 am till 08:00 pm on weekdays, service break 03:00 pm till 04:00 pm. The rink will be closed on Mondays. For those who do not have their own skates, there is a system of all-inclusive tickets, including rental and skating session price. Tickets will be available at the ticket offices next to the rink.

Find out opening hours and rink ticket prices on the parks' websites.

Parks with artificial ice skating and hockey rinks:

— Gorky Park (three rinks in the Park's parterre, RUB 150-650), open 10:00 am till 03:00 pm and 05:00 pm till 11:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 05:00 pm till 12:00 am on Friday and weekends;

— Gorky Park (hockey rink at the entrance from Pushkinskaya Embankment), open daily 10:00 am till 04:00 pm and 04:00 pm till 11:00 pm;

— Sokolniki Park (Park's parterre, RUB 300-400), open daily 10:00 am till 12:00 pm, 01:00 pm till 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm till 06:00 pm, 07:00 pm till 09:00 pm and 10:00 pm till 12:00 am;

— Tagansky Park (at the stadium, RUB 200-350), open daily 10:00 am till 03:00 pm and 05:00 pm till 11:00 pm;

— Izmailovsky Park (at the central entrance to the Park in Moskovsky Prospekt, RUB 250-350), open 12:00 pm till 04:00 pm and 05:00 pm till 10:00 pm on weekdays, 11:00 am till 02:00 pm, 03:00 pm till 06:00 pm and 07:00 pm till 10:00 pm on weekends;

— Angarskiye Prudy Park (at the entrance to the Park from Sofiya Kovalevskaya Street, free of charge), open daily 10:00 am till 10:00 pm;

— 50-Letiya Oktybrya Park (in the centre of the Park at 22 Udaltsova Street, free of charge), open daily 10:00 am till 10:00 pm;

— Olonetsky Proyezd Park (in the centre of the Park, RUB 250-300), open daily 11:00 am till 10:00 pm;

— Babushkinsky Park (opposite the playground, RUB 250-300), open daily 11:00 am till 10:00 pm;

— Mitino Landscape Park (on Festivalnaya Square, RUB 250-300), open daily 11:00 am till 10: 00 pm;

— Mitino Landscape Park (hockey rink in Roslovka Street, near building 5, free of charge), open daily 11:00 am till 01:00 pm for individual visitors, 01:00 pm till 10:00 pm for hockey teams;

— Bauman Garden (to the left of the entrance from Novaya Basmannaya Street, RUB 200-300), open daily 10:00 am till 10:00 pm;

— Perovsky Park (on the central alley in the centre of the Park, RUB 150-240), open 12:00 pm till 10:00 pm on weekdays, 10:00 am till 10:00 pm on weekends;

— Hermitage Garden (in the centre of the garden, RUB 250-350), open 02:00 pm till 11:00 pm on Mondays, 12:00 pm till 11:00 pm on other weekdays, 10:00 am till 11:00 pm on weekends;

— Krasnaya Presnya Park (at the entrance from the Expocentre, RUB 200-300), open 10:00 am till 10:00 pm on weekdays and 10:00 am till 11:00 pm on weekends;

— Vorontsovsky Park (in the centre of the Park, free of charge), open 10:00 am till 09:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00 am till 10:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am till 11:00 pm on weekends;

— Fili Park (entrance from Novozavodskaya Street, free of charge), open daily 10:00 am till 10:00 pm;

— Goncharovsky Park (near the entrance from Goncharova Street, free of charge), open daily 10:00 am till 10:00 pm.

Natural ice skating and hockey rinks:

— Sokolniki Park (two skating rinks on the Big Сircle and on the 1st Luchevoi Prosek, free of charge), open daily 10:00 am till 11:00 pm;

— Sokolniki Park (hockey ring on the 3rd Luchevoi Prosek, RUB 50-100), open 10:00 am till 11:00 pm;

— Izmailovsky Park (at the central entrance to the Park on Moskovsky Prospekt, RUB 250-350), open 12:00 pm till 04:00 pm and 05:00 pm till 10:00 pm on weekdays, 11:00 am till 02:00 pm, 03:00 pm till 06:00 pm and 07:00 pm till 10:00 pm on weekends;

— Izmailovsky Park (children's skating rink at the central entrance to the Park on Moskovsky Prospekt, RUB 350), open 11:00 am till 02:00 pm on weekends;

— Hermitage Garden (in the centre of the Park, RUB 250-350), open 02:00 pm till 11:00 pm on Mondays, 12:00 pm till 11:00 pm on other weekdays, 10:00 am till 11:00 pm on weekends;

— Lianozovsky Park (two rinks in the centre of the Park, RUB 100-300), open 12:00 pm till 10:00 pm on weekdays, 10:00 am till 10:30 pm on weekends;

— Kolomenskoye Museum Reserve (fair square, RUB 200-300), open 12:00 pm till 10:00 pm on weekdays, 11:00 am till 10:00 pm on weekends;

— Vorontsovsky Park (Park's parterre, RUB 200-300), open 12:00 pm till 10:00 pm on weekdays, 11:00 am till 11:00 pm on weekends;

— Tsaritsyno Museum Reserve (at Shipilovskie Vorota, RUB 100-250), open 11:00 am till 03:00 pm and 04:00 pm till 08:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 10:00 pm till 03:00 pm, 04:00 pm till 09:00 pm on weekends;

— Perovsky Park (two rinks in the centre of the Park, RUB 150-240), open 12:00 pm till 10:00 pm on weekdays, 10:00 am till 10:00 pm on weekends;

— Perovsky Park (hockey rink, entrance from Korennaya Street, free of charge), open 24/7;

— Raduga Ponds Park (at the intersection of Yunosti Street and Zhemchugovaya Alley, free of charge), open 24/7;

— Lyublino Estate (in the centre of the Park, free of charge), open daily 09:00 am till 10:00 pm;

— Krasnaya Presnya Park (in the centre of the Park, RUB 200-300), open 10:00 am till 10:00 pm on weekdays and 10:00 am till 11:00 pm on weekends;

— Northern Tushino Park (on the sports ground, free of charge), open daily 10:00 am till 10:00 pm.

The winter season in Moscow parks started on 22 November.

As soon as the snow falls and the temperature drops below zero, 62 ski runs and 39 slides for sleds, toboggans and snow tubes will open for Muscovites and tourists in the recreation areas. Besides, festivals, concerts and workshops will be taking place in Moscow parks throughout the winter.

Source: mos.ru

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