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January 3, 2022, 11:00

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The largest area with artificial ice is located in Gorky Park, and the oldest skating rink in the city is located at Patriarch’s Ponds.

In the center of Moscow, 90 skating rinks have been opened in parks, in courtyards and on the territories of educational institutions, 14 of them with artificial turf.

The largest area with artificial ice is located in Gorky Park. There is a GUM skating rink on Red Square, which every year becomes one of the most popular places for active recreation for Muscovites and guests of the city.

There are also skating rinks with artificial turf in Tagansky Park, Krasnaya Presnya Park, N.E. Bauman, the Hermitage garden, Revolution Square and Luzhniki.

Three artificial ice rinks are free of charge. One of them is waiting for guests in the Novoslobodsky park. Two more were opened for the first time at the addresses: Bolshoy Ovchinnikovsky lane, house 11a and Stroykovskaya street, house 2.

A curling podium has been opened at the site of the “Journey to Christmas” festival on Shkolnaya Street in the Tagansky District. You can work out free of charge by appointment.

Those who want to ride on natural ice grounds should come to the Delegatsky and Ekaterininsky parks, the Krasnaya Presnya park and the Hermitage garden. Arenas with natural ice also operate on the territories of educational institutions: in schools No. 1297 (Meshchansky District), No. 1501 (Tverskoy District), in the Romanovskaya School and in the Presnya Children’s and Youth Development Center (Presnensky District).

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There are 63 skating rinks in the courtyards. In particular, 10 of them are located in the Presnensky region, 13 – in Tagansky. Seven ice rinks each are located in the courtyards of the Meshchansky District and in Khamovniki. You can ride in courtyards in Krasnoselsky, Basmann, Tversky districts, in the Yakimanka and Zamoskvorechye districts. All sites were decorated with garlands, banners and festive lighting.

In the Central Administrative District there are two skating rinks on natural reservoirs – on the Patriarch’s and Chistye Prudy. A prerequisite for their work is that the thickness of the ice must be at least 25 centimeters. Experts take measurements weekly, and at air temperatures close to zero degrees and above – every day. If the ice thickness is below the permissible values, the rollers are closed.

The skating rink at Patriarch’s Ponds is the oldest in the city. In the 19th century, competitions and celebrations were held here. Leo Tolstoy brought his daughters to this skating rink, and in the novel Anna Karenina he looked for Kitty on Patriarch’s Levin.

Since 1913, amateur ice hockey competitions have been held at the rink on Chistye Prudy, which was only then gaining popularity in Russia. And it is this skating rink that can be seen in one of the episodes of the film “Pokrovskie Vorota”.

Artificial ice rinks

Free skating rinks are located at the following addresses:

– Novoslobodskaya street, 62/13 (cultural center “Novoslobodsky”);

– Bolshoi Ovchinnikovsky lane, 11a;

– Stroykovskaya street, building 2.

Paid skating rink addresses:

– Park of culture and rest “Krasnaya Presnya” (Mantulinskaya street, house 5);

– garden named after N.E. Bauman (Staraya Basmannaya street, 15);

– Park “Tagansky” – (Taganskaya street, house 40-42);

– “GUM-Skating rink” (Red Square, building 3);

– Revolution square;

– Luzhniki street, house 24, building 7;

– Gorky Park – four sites (9 Krymsky Val Street);

– Hermitage garden (Karetny Ryad street, building 3).

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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