VDNH skating Rink: winter 2016/17

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 big circle or the main rink - the perimeter of ice coating, including the circles going round the Fountains “Friendship of Peoples” and “The Stone Flower”. Is intended for free-style skating.
  • 1 children’s rink of 900 square meters area (children from 3 to 8 y.o. with adult supervision, skating lessons);
  • 1 Love Alley - an internal circle of the Friendship of Peoples Fountain with 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 ”Polar Light” 86 meters long, 2.4 meters wide and more than 6 meter maximum high;
  • 4 pavilions for changing clothes;
  • 34 booking offices;
  • 2 first aid posts;
  • 1 restaurant;
  • 3 week-end bars
  • 1 children's cafe
  • 7 fast-food cafes;
  • 2 points of skates sharpening at the Pavilion No.1 and 2;
  • 4 pavilions of sports equipments rentals;
  • Entrance Pavilion No. 1 is the area of official partner Eldorado. There is a skates sharpening service, rental centre, heated check room, and WC.
  • Entrance Pavilion No. 2 is the area of official partner Mir. There is a skates sharpening service, rental centre, heated check room, and WC.
  • Entrance Pavilion No. 3 is the area of mobile operator Megafon. There is a skates sharpening service, rental centre, heated check room, and WC.
  • Pavilion No. 4 – entrance to the children's rink. There is a rental centre, heated check room, and WC.
  • Entrance Pavilion No. 5 – express entrance for those who have their own skates is valid from November 25 until December 4 every day according to working hours of the rink. After the 4th of December Pavilion No. 5 will be open only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
  • 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).

Tuesday-Wednesday 11:00-15:00

  • Adult entrance ticket (Main rink)            300 rub
  • Children (6-12 y.o.) entrance ticket (Main rink)  150 rub
  • Children ticket (3-8 y.o.) (Children’s rink)     150 rub
  • Adult, accompanying a child (Children’s rink)   300 rub

Tuesday-Wednesday 17:00-23:00

  • Adult entrance ticket (Main rink)             450 rub
  • Children (6-12 y.o.) entrance ticket (Main rink)   200 rub
  • Children ticket (3-8 y.o.) (Children’s rink)      200 rub
  • Adult, accompanying a child (Children’s rink)    450 rub

Friday-Sunday 11:00-15:00

  • Adult entrance ticket (Main rink)             450 rub
  • Children (6-12 y.o.) entrance ticket (Main rink)   200 rub
  • Children ticket (3-8 y.o.) (Children’s rink)      200 rub
  • Adult, accompanying a child (Children’s rink)    450 rub

Friday-Sunday 11:00-15:00

  • Adult entrance ticket (Main rink)            600 rub
  • Children (6-12 y.o.) entrance ticket (Main rink)   250 rub
  • Children ticket (3-8 y.o.) (Children’s rink)      250 rub
  • Adult, accompanying a child (Children’s rink)    600 rub

NOTE! Ticket offices at the rink sell tickets for the current session only, while on-line tickets can be bought for any date. But electronic tickets can be bought not later than one hour before the session begins.

NOTE! If you are going with children 6–12 y.o., use the "adult ticket" button for yourself and "children's ticket" button for children. Please make sure that the day and time indicated on the adult and children's tickets are the same. Admission to the rink by electronic tickets is provided through ticket offices at pavilions No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 on weekends. At the cash desk your electronic ticket will be exchanged for a plastic card for admission. You may also rent skates there; the rental cost is 150 rubles.

HOW TO PURCHASE THE TICKETS ONLINE

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.

Tickets to the Rink in 2016/17
from November 26, 2016 daily,
except for Mondays from 11:00 till 23:00

Buy adult ticket 

Buy children ticket

NOTE! If you are going with children 6–12 y.o., use the "adult ticket" button for yourself and "children's ticket" button for children. Please make sure that the day and time indicated on the adult and children's tickets are the same. Admission to the rink by electronic tickets is provided through ticket offices at pavilions No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 on weekends. At the cash desk your electronic ticket will be exchanged for a plastic card for admission. You may also rent skates there; the rental cost is 150 rubles.

Attention! It is obligatory to print e-tickets.

  • Children’s skating rink – ticket selling only on site. 

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.

HOW TO PURCHASE THE TICKETS ON SITE

NOTE! Ticket offices at the rink sell tickets for the current session only, while on-line tickets can be bought for any date. But electronic tickets can be bought not later than one hour before the session begins. 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.

  • 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 -150 rubles. No deposit demanded. Skates of 36 to 49 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. 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.

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.

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.

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 rental – 150 rub.
  • Skates sharpening – 250 rub.
  • One-to-one lesson with the instructor “The first steps on ice” – 1000 rubles + ticket to the Rink
  • In the pavilions of the rink there are special lockets for storing bags. The service is free of charge.

FINES

  • Damage or loss of skates – 1000 rub.
  • 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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