The winter season of 2016/2017 is over! The Main Skating Rink of the Country at VDNH reviewed the results of the ending winter. 94 working days, 68,000 sq. m. of space, including infrastructural objects, 20,000 sq. m. of ice cover, 55 themed events — these are the main results of the skating rink's work during this past season.
Noisy, pancake and daring Maslenitsa (Pancake Week) closed the series of winter activities on the territory of the Country's Main Exhibition. During 10 days, thousands of VDNH visitors were able to try 40 kinds of pancakes, played ancient Russian games, mastered talismans for their houses in the Park of Crafts, stormed the straw castle, welcomed spring on the Parade of the Sun on the skating rink, burnt an effigy on the City Farm and saw off winter together with the stars of the TV channel MUZ-TV.
The program of events for weekends and holidays: on Thursday 23 February, on Defender of the Fatherland Day, the Moscow Lightning speed skating festival will be held at the VDNH Skating Rink. On Saturday and Sunday, 25–26 February, the Maslenitsa carnival Parade of the Sun will also be held on our ice. Other interesting events: burning two-metre sculptures in front of the House of Crafts and workshops for making amulet dolls.
The 41st Hunting and Fishing in Russia International Exhibition opened in two exhibition pavilions No.69 and No.75 at VDNH on 22 February 2017. Spinning rods, reels, fishing lines, lures, baits, special clothing, footwear, motor boats, boats and engines, products of hunting and fishing farms from all over Russia — more than 800 companies are presenting their products and services.
Weekend programme: at the Pancake Fair, VDNH guests will get the chance to try more than 40 kinds of pancakes, take pictures of themselves against the backdrop of a huge windmill, and visit an exhibition dedicated to the history of the Pavlovo Posad shawl. Other interesting events: The Moscow Career Counseling Day in the “Russia – My History” Historical Park, a two-day Cheese Fest in the House of Crafts, and a free screening of the film “The Amur Tiger: On the Way to the Sacred Mountain”, at the City Farm.
On Saturday February 11, 2017, the Main Skating Rink of the country celebrated the Winter Sports Day, marking the anniversary of the Olympic Games in Sochi and dedicated to the Russian National Team's trip to the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Weekend programme: On Saturday, 11 February, at 11:00 a.m., the Winter Sports Day starts at the Skating Rink. Free master classes in curling and figure skating, as well as an autograph signing session with Olympic athletes will be offered to our guests. Other events: master classes in creating silver jewellery at the Art Clay Russia Jewellery Studio, a class in making matching ceramic cups and Raku bowls at the Dymov Ceramics Studio, and interactive lessons devoted to ecology at the City Farm.
Weekend programme: during Ecology Days at the City Farm on Saturday, 4 February, at 5:00 p.m., little guests will be treated to cartoons about two inseparable friends: leopard Leo and tiger Tig, and will be told about the nature of the Primorsky Krai. In addition, on Saturday and Sunday, "ecological" workshops on various topics will be held for the kids. As for adults, on Sunday, 5 February, at 5:00 p.m, they will get a chance to make ceramic valentines for their soulmates at the Dymov Ceramics.