Ice Skating in Moscow
The beginning of winter marks the kick off for one of the most popular activities in Moscow: outdoor ice skating. The city boasts a large number of popular skating rinks that will provide quality winter-time entertainment for guests of all ages.
One of the most well-known rinks in Moscow; the Red Square’s skating rink is located at only 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel. The skating rink opens daily from December to March from 10 am to midnight. The skating rink on Red Square combines a high quality skating surface, incredible views of the Red Square and impressive service with affordable ticket prices. Visitors can also expect a possible celebrity sighting, as professional figure skaters and hockey stars frequent this world class rink.
Another important place, sometimes known as Moscow’s green lung and home to another famous skating rink is Gorky Park. It was opened in 1928 and is particularly popular for its ice disco with lights and music which lends to the ice skating rink an exceptional ambiance during the cold winter evenings. For those that are not as skilled on skates, the park also has giant Ferris wheel that provides great sweeping views of the city.
For a different atmosphere, the rink at Petrovka, the oldest outdoor ice rink in Moscow, offers a traditional ice skating experience, earning it the “French Ice Skating Rink” title. Historical records suggest that the first Russian Speed Skating Championship took place here.
The Hermitage Garden Ice Skating Rink, at only 15 minutes’ walk from Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow, is situated in the beautiful garden area, surrounded by trees and lights. For the less enthusiastic skaters, the grounds offer restaurants, theatres, exhibitions and more. A separate rink, dedicated to children, brings an additional reason for parents to visit Hermitage Garden.
Our luxury five star hotel is the perfect place to spend holidays in the heart of Moscow and is at close proximity to some of the most beautiful and entertaining areas of the city. Whether ice skating outdoors, or enjoying one of the other amazing activities around Moscow, do not hesitate to ask our concierge for recommendations.