MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
December 17, 2021, 09:01
The main exhibition of the country invites you to a tubing slide and the largest city skating rink. And for the children we have prepared ATVs and snow-scooters.
A new winter season has opened at VDNKh. The alleys and pavilions are illuminated with bright illumination, which helps to feel the approach of the holidays. And a large sports program will not let you freeze even in cold weather. Skating rinks and a tubing slide are traditionally waiting for fans of outdoor activities at the exhibition.
“At any time of the year at VDNKh you can spend interesting time with family and friends. Now the largest skating rink in Moscow operates here, and another ice rink is located in the Ostankino park. Citizens and tourists are invited to ride a tubing slide, learn snowboarding, visit museum spaces, attend master classes and excursions, ”she said.
Natalia Sergunina, Deputy Mayor of Moscow.
The largest skating rink in Moscow
The largest skating rink in Moscow was opened on the main alley of the exhibition. Ice paths with an area of 20.5 thousand square meters bend around the Friendship of Peoples and Stone Flower fountains. All winter holidays are celebrated at the rink, and exercises and dance classes are held on weekends.
The ice rink is open from Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 to 15:00 and from 17:00 to 23:00, on weekends and holidays from 10:00 to 15:00 and from 17:00 to 23:00. Monday is a technical day. A separate skating rink with an area of 900 square meters was made for children.
This season there are three main pavilions, a children’s and a business pavilion. Inside they are equipped with changing rooms, skate sharpening points and a first-aid post. There is also an express pavilion for guests with their skates.
Tickets are selling online… When buying, you need to choose the time and the entrance pavilion. Disinfecting frames are installed at the entrance, the temperature is measured for guests, rolling skates and equipment are treated with special means. Visitors are required to maintain social distance and wear masks indoors.
Skating rink in the park “Ostankino”
Another ice rink – in the park “Ostankino” – free of charge. The ice rink is located next to the stadium. Visitors are expected from Tuesday to Sunday in sessions: from 10:00 to 12:00, from 13:00 to 15:00, from 16:00 to 18:00, from 19:00 to 22:00.
The skating rink has a rental and sharpening point for skates, a left-luggage office and a cafe. You can get to the skating rink only after registration… Free tickets come by email. Such measures were taken in connection with the epidemiological situation. At the entrance, visitors are measured the temperature, and the inventory is treated with antiseptics. Surfaces are regularly disinfected in the dressing room and rental pavilion. Indoors, masks should be worn and social distance should be maintained.
Those who like to ride on “cheesecakes” are welcome at pavilion No. 57, where tubing slide “Shining”… It is treated with an all-weather coating that does not melt in the thaw. The hill has five slopes, so you can slide down even with the whole family at the same time.
On weekdays, it is available for visiting from 11:00 to 22:00, on weekends – from 10:00 to 23:00. Tickets are sold at the box office by the hill.
All equipment is regularly disinfected, guests must maintain social distance.
Winter transport for children
Bicycles and scooters popular in rental centers are replaced in winter by children’s ATVs, snow scooters (for visitors from three to 14 years old) and winter bicycles (from 14 years old). The track for them is located between Pavilion No. 64 and the food court. On weekdays it is open from 11:00 to 21:00, on weekends and holidays from 10:00 to 22:00.
Until December 30 inclusive at the exhibition there is a free snowboarding school… It is intended for adults and children over the age of 12. An artificial slope with jumps and other elements was installed near the summer cinema-lecture hall (on the site behind Pavilion No. 62). The slope height is nine meters, the length of the track is 70 meters. Classes are held daily from 11:00 to 21:00, all the necessary equipment is provided on the spot.
Professional instructors teach beginners the basics of snowboarding. Experienced amateur athletes can hone their skills. You do not need to register in advance to ride. Visitors take turns on the track.
The BigWall Center (Pavilion No. 22) is hosting the Moscow Rock Climbing Festival until December 30. Anyone aged four and older can attend free master classes for beginners. There are special climbing walls for both children and adults. The routes are designed for any level of skill. registration opens twice a week three to four days in advance.
Visitors are advised to come in comfortable clothes and with a change of footwear. All equipment is provided by instructors on the spot. You need to take your passport with you for registration in the safety register. Their parents sign for the children.
All sanitary measures are also observed at the climbing wall. The premises have sanitizers, staff wear masks, and surfaces are regularly treated with antiseptics.
Free classes are held in the VDNKh House of Culture in winter “Wellness Qigong”… The ancient oriental practice combines physical exercise and breathing exercises. It is suitable for people of all ages, with all skill levels.
So far, the trainings are broadcast online, but later the offline format will be available. You can join them on Wednesdays from 18:00 to 20:00 and on Sundays from 12:00 to 14:00. Participants are registered via WhatsApp at the number: +7 916 364-43-58.
To get to the face-to-face classes, you will need to present a QR code and an identity document. Compliance with social distance and other sanitary measures is mandatory.
The Sports Seasons project at VDNKh continues to hold free master classes in winter as well. They can be used to master figure skating, rock climbing or rogaining (a sport similar to orienteering).
To do this, you need to sign up for project site… The meeting place is the registration point in front of pavilion No. 57. The promotion will last until December 26.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.