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VDNH skating Rink: winter 2015/2016

RINK’S WORKING HOURS SKATES RENTALS
WHAT IS THE RINK? CHILDREN’S RINK
HOW MUCH IS THE RINK’S ENTRANCE TICKET? HOCKEY ARENA
HOW TO PURCHASE THE TICKETS? ABOUT THE RINK
ENTRANCE TO THE RINK HAVING SNACK AT THE RINK
TECHNICAL SERVICE BREAK WHERE DO THE BEGINNERS SKATE?
HELP AT THE RINK. FIRST AID POST WC
OPTIONAL SERVICES FINES


WHAT IS THE RINK?
  • 1 Large circle (includes all the perimeter of the rink; freestyle skating);
  • 1 children’s rink of 900 square meters area (children’s skating, training to skate);
  • 1 love alley (the inner circle of the fountain “Friendship of the peoples”, benches);
  • 1 hockey arena of 1058 square meters area (for amateur hockey tournaments; located between the pavilions #8 and 9, where the port of VDNH used to locate);
  • 1 pedestrian bridge ”Northern Lights” 86 meters long, 2.4 meters wide and more than 6 meter maximum high;
  • 4 pavilions for changing clothes;
  • 34 booking offices;
  • 3 offices for deposit returning;
  • 2 first aid posts;
  • 2 restaurants;
  • 9 cafes;
  • 1 point of skates sharpening;
  • 4 pavilions of sports equipments rentals;
  • 3700 pairs of skates including 1500 pairs for figure skating, 1600 pairs for hockey and 600 pairs for children;
  • 30 sets of protective gear;
  • 30 instructors.

HOW MUCH IS THE RINK’S ENTRANCE TICKET?

VDNH’s rink has a flexible tariff system, taking into account the different financial possibilities of the guests. For certain categories of citizens the free entrance is provided.
As an additional service the learning the skating basics is offered to adults (at the main rink), for children (at the children's skating rink).

More details about the prices, optional services and reduced fare tickets…

HOW TO PURCHASE THE TICKETS

The tickets can be purchased at the all ticket selling offices of the rink. 34 booking offices work at the same time, including 4 serving the children’s rink.

Rink’s booking offices working hours:
Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00 to 14:00 and 16:30 to 22:00.
Friday – Sunday, holidays: 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:30 to 22:00.

Online sell of the tickets to the main skating rink is to be launched soon at the: vdnh.ru and katok.vdnh.ru.

ENTRANCE TO THE RINK

  • If you purchased a ticket at VDNH enter through any pavilion.
  • If you rent skates at VDNH please enter through the pavilions of the rink #1, 2, 3
  • If you brought your own skates please enter through the pavilion # 5.
  • If you have an e-ticket please enter through the pavilion #3

Attention! It is obligatory to print e-tickets.

  • If you have e-ticket and bring your own skates – please enter through the pavilion #3.
  • Children’s skating rink – ticket selling offices and entrance through the pavilion # 4.

Attention! Tickets to the children’s skating rink are not sold online. 4 ticket selling office work at the children’s skating rink allowing to avoid queuing.

  • It is not allowed to come on the ice of the main skating rink without skates even if you accompany the child.
  • It is possible to come on the ice without skates in shoe covers when accompanying the child at the children’s skating rink.


SKATES RENTALS

Skates rentals at the rink of VDNH are free of charge. Ticket price is the same for those who take the skates for rent and for those who come with their own skates.

To rent the skates you are to leave a deposit in the amount of 1000 rubles. The deposit is returned immediately after the return of skates. Unlike last year, there is no need to finish the skating in advance to return the deposit. In pavilions #1 and # two cash refund of the deposits work until the rink skating rink closes. At the pavilion number 3 one of the ticket selling offices become the deposit return office.

Skates of 36 to 45 sizes are available at the rentals. The skates available are both for figure skating and hockey.

CHILDREN’S SKATING RINK

The entrance to the Children's rink is through the pavilion # 4. It is for children from 3 to 8 years. This season the famous school of Ilya Averbukh "Path to Success" is open for the beginners. Classes are to be paid. At the Children's skating rink there is an instructor and mobile penguins that will entertain and help the kids during skating. There is a coffee shop with a children's menu in the pavilion.

Ilya Averbukh on the ice of the Main skating rink of the country!

HOCKEY ARENA

Located between the pavilions #8 and #9, on the place of Port VDNH. It can be rented for private lessons in figure skating or ice hockey, and for team events.

More details about the conditions and the cost of rent

HAVING A SNACK AT THE RINK

There are new comfortable cafes and restaurants at the rink where you can have a snack without taking the skates off. The menus are for every taste and budget.

More details

WHAT IS THE TECHNICAL SERVICE BREAK FOR?

Technical service break is from 15.00 to 17.00 every day. The visitors are asked to leave the rink 15 minutes before it starts.

For the safety of the skaters during the technical break special machines for snow removal and restoration of the surface of the ice rink come to the ice. They clean the ice shavings, the cracks and cuts at the rink, bringing its surface to its original perfect condition.

WHERE DO THE BEGINNERS SKATE?

The most peaceful place at the main rink is the small circle that starts at the Fountain "Stone Flower" and ends at the cafe "Dymov". There you can learn the first steps without fear that someone very fast will cannon against you. Additionally, private lessons with the instructors are offered to the beginners. One hour lesson is 1000 rubles. The lessons are paid at the rink’s booking offices.

HELP AT THE RINK. FIRST AID POSTS

During the rink’s open hours the team of instructors is on the ice. In case you fall on the ice, they will immediately provide you with the necessary assistance: support, escort to the exit, or, if necessary, call for medical care. You can easily identify them by the uniform jackets with the "VDNH" sign.

There are two first-aid posts at the rink. On the side of the pavilion #1, over the bridge and next to the children's skating rink.

For the safety of visitors the rink is equipped with 98 video surveillance cameras (the rink and pavilions).

WC

WCs are in the all change rooms of the rink, located in the pavilions. The WC zones are marked with special signs and are located on either the right or left side of the rink inside each pavilion.

OPTIONAL SERVICES

  • Skates sharpening – 250 rub.
  • Deposit at rentals – 1000 rub.
  • In the pavilions of the rink there are special lockets for storing bags. The service is free of charge.
  • For the convenience of visitors at the rental pavilions there is a service of calling Yandex Taxi, to get more details please contact the staff of the rentals.

FINES

  • Loss of the identification card – 100 rub.
  • Loss of a key to a locker – 100 rub.

ABOUT THE RINK

The Main skating rink of the country is the name that was officially given to the rink last year by the Russian Book of Records. No ice rink not only in our country but in the world can boast with such dimensions and rich infrastructure.

For more than 50 years skating at the rink of VDNH is a traditional winter fun for the Muscovites. But since last year the Exhibition does not just pours the ice. We, as it is known, opened the Main skating rink of the country that starts its second season at the end of November.

This winter, the largest skating rink with an artificial ice is installed on the main alley, from the pavilion #1 “Central” to the pavilion #58 “Agriculture". Rounding the fountain "Friendship of Peoples" and "Stone Flower" the skating rink of VDNH actually has the area of more than 20 000 sq. m. And if we take into account its infrastructure, the total area of the rink will be 60 000 sq. m!

4,500 people can skate at the same time at the rink. The beginners are offered instructors’ help. The picturesque bridge decorated the rink just like the last year being the place for dating and selfie.

ORGANIZERS: JSC “VDNH”.

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