Historically VSHV-VDNH in USSR was the place where not only the achievements of labor were demonstrated but also sports records. Today the main Exhibition of the country continues to develop its glorious sporting traditions. On the territory of VDNH a modern sports cluster is being formed.
For the first time in the history of post-Soviet Russia pavilion №27 "Physical Culture and Sports" has come back to life. By the efforts of the Moscow government and the management of VDNH in summer 2014 the facade of the famous building was renovated, the playground near the pavilion was reconstructed and the fitness center was equipped with the new facilities.
Chess, table tennis and badminton
In summer 2015 the Chess Club has been opened right behind the administrative Building No.206. A new all-season wooden structure of 400 square meters with an open veranda is at the disposal of guests of VDNH. The Club's schedule includes open free classes for children and adults, paid classes, blitz tournaments (lighting games) and open tournaments – competitions, in which a large number of players of different levels from amateurs to grandmasters take part. During the warm season you can also play table tennis and badminton on the special grounds near it.
Ping Pong and Badminton
Place: near the Chess Club
Price: 11:00-13:00 – free; 13:00-22:00 – from 100 rubles
Summer and Winter Activities
Rope city SkyTown
There is also a modern "Sky Adventure City" - biggest in Russia rope city Sky Town. Now one can exercise at the height of 15 meters with maximum safety. VDNH "Rope jungle" can be visited both by the companies, with a family and alone.
Rope city SkyTown
Place: near pavilion #27 «Physical Culture and Sport»
Price: adult ticket - 1200 rubles (per 3 hours), child ticket - 900 rubles (per 3 hours)
Futsal, basketball and volleyball playgrounds
A real gift to the visitors of the Exhibition is a сomplex of 4 modern playgrounds that are located to the right of the pavilion "Physical Culture and Sports": two for futsal and two for basketball and for volleyball. Not far from them there is one playground for free that is open daily from 8 a.m. till 11 p.m.
There are two equestrian clubs at VDNH "Achilles" and "City equestrian center" They are situated in the historical pavilion #43 "Horse breeding" and #48 "Sheep breeding". Experienced riders can practice show–jumping and dressage. Amateurs can take individual classes on the hardstand or in the riding hall.
City Equestrian Centre
Place: pavilion #48
Price: from 1500 rubles
Ostankino Park outdoor fitness equipment, workout grounds and bike paths
The historical Ostankino park has become the part of VDNH's territory since 2014. And it's considered to be a paradise for fitness-oriented citizens. The sports area has around 20 outdoor gyms and workout areas. They are located directly at the cross-park fitness routes every 200 to 300 meters and are intended for practice in any season. The routes for jogging and walking were designed together with the specialists of the Department "Sports medicine" of Moscow State Academy of physical culture.
Outdoor fitness equipment in Ostankino Park
Time: 24 hours
Place: area of the Ostankino Park
Football stadium in Ostankino Park
The stadium is equipped with jogging, athletic tracks and flanked with the standes.
The main skating rink of the country
In winter the VDNH Central Alley between the pavilion #1 and #59 becomes the biggest in Russia and Europe artificial ice Skating Rink which is 60 000 square meters, the ice surface is more than 20 000 square meters. 4500 people can use the rink at the same time.
In winter the entertainment complex “Port at VDNH” turned to a hockey arena - a unique complex that includes 30x60 meter ice rink with artificial ice, comfortable showers, warm, modern locker rooms with individual lockers, a special place to store the equipment, point of skates sharpening and a cozy restaurant.
In winter a ski run of one and half kilometers long starts from the pavilion #27 "Physical culture and sport" and goes through the most picturesque places of the impounding area of VDNH.
Free skating rink in Ostankino Park
In winter skating rink works with no days off and service breaks. For little skaters the parent can ask for a penguin – assistant and take a protective gear. The total area of the rink together with the infrastructure is 2451 square meters; the ice area is 1738 square meters.