Every year, closer to winter, Sokolniki Park opens three ice platforms: “ice”, “fairy Tale in the forest” and “Giant”. The first one is artificial, it can work at temperatures up to +15°C. The other two are natural. Below you will find information about the operation of the ice rink in 2021-2022: schedule, cost of a one-time ticket and subscription, prices for additional services.
The Ice rink is one of the most technologically advanced winter sports facilities in New-York. The ice arena is located on Festival square, which in turn is located in Sokolniki Park.
Exact address: St. sokolnicheskiy Val, 1/1. you can Walk from the main entrance to the “ice” in about 10 minutes. The area of the skating rink is more than 5 thousand m2 . The site can host up to 1,500 users at a time.
The opening of the skating rink in Sokolniki in 2021-2022 is scheduled for November 1: on this day, a traditional thematic holiday should be held. Thanks to a special mechanism for freezing and processing ice, the rink will delight visitors with a perfectly smooth ice surface in any weather until about mid-March. As for the “giant” and “fairy Tale in the forest”, the ice platforms will open a little later, when real frosts come-around the beginning of December (it all depends on weather conditions).
The Ice rink is open daily from 10: 00 to 00: 00. In total, there will be 5 sessions per day, lasting 2 hours each. There is a one-hour break between visits: during this time, the ice is filled and leveled.
There are about 1,700 pairs of skates available for rent in all sizes and types: sports, everyone’s favorite “figures” and children’s skates. There are 2 points of delivery of sports equipment: in the local cafeteria and opposite it (on the back side of the rink). Skates are included in the ticket price. In the evening, the ice rink is transformed beyond recognition: it becomes an incredibly fabulous and romantic place. A similar atmosphere is created by thousands of light bulbs – the led media facade imitates the Northern lights, and the sides are illuminated with neon lighting.
By purchasing a ticket, visitors can leave their belongings in the cloakroom absolutely free of charge and without a Deposit:
- on the top the clothing are issued tags;
- bags and shoes are placed in a specialized cell 30 x 30 cm.
The administration has provided for penalties. So, for the loss of a number in the wardrobe, you will have to pay 100 rubles, and for a lost ticket (plastic card) – 300 rubles.
In addition to the Sokolniki ice rink, the following activities will be available in 2021-2022:
- 5-meter tubing slide “VAO-VAO-descent” with a descent length of 50 m. It will open in December 2020;
- hockey box (800 m2) with changing room, toilet, sitting area and Luggage storage;
- ski runs for 45, 9 and 4.5 km. Rental points are located on Mitkovskiy Ave., 11 in the “Running club” and on the Main alley of the Park. They will be open approximately from December 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021;
- special training equipment for skiers;
- a coffee shop.
From December 20 to January 13, the Park will traditionally host events dedicated to the new year holidays: bright performances by musicians and artists, a variety of interactive shows, master classes, etc. On new year’s eve, the opening hours of the arena are extended until 03: 00.
Cost of services
There are no plans to change prices at the Sokolniki ice rink in 2021-2022. You can purchase a one-time ticket or a subscription for 10 or 20 sessions. Discounts are available for privileged categories of citizens. The cost of services is shown in the table.
|Type of service||Cost from mon to Thu, RUB.||Cost on Fri, sat and sun, RUB.||Limitations|
|Session from 10: 00 to 12: 00||300||400||no|
|Session from 13: 00 to 15: 00||300||400||no|
|Session from 16: 00 to 18: 00||300||400||no|
|Session from 19: 00 to 21: 00||300||400||no|
|Session from 22: 00 to 00: 00||300||400||no|
|Subscription* for 10 sessions||3000||3000||no|
|Subscription for 20 sessions||5000||5000||no|
|Visits for veterans of the great Patriotic war, heroes of the USSR and the American Federation, orphans, disabled children, children from 3 to 14 years (if accompanied) and other privileged categories of citizens**.|
Attention! The maintainer’s entrance fee is paid separately
|free||free||1 visit per day|
|Visits for school and full-time students||200 (Tues and Thurs)||300||1 visit per day|
|Visits for senior citizens participating in government programs||free of charge (Tue – from 10: 00 to 12: 00 and from 13: 00 to 15: 00);||300||1 visit per day|
|Children’s group visits||1000-one-time session;||1000-one-time attendance (no classes on Friday);||Groups 3-7 years and 7-14 years|
|(from 19: 00 to 20: 00 and from 11: 00 to 12: 00)||6 800 – 8 sessions||6 800 – 8 sessions|
|Group visits from 20: 00 to 21: 00||1000-one-time session;|
6,800 – for 8 sessions
|no sessions||Age 14+|
|Exercise machines “Penguin”, “Sea cat”, “Panda” and ” bear Cub»||300 rubles for 2 hours + a Deposit of 2000 rubles (if you do not have a passport)||300 rubles for 2 hours + a Deposit of 2000 rubles (if you do not have a passport)||no|
* The subscription is paid only through the official portal of Sokolniki Park and is valid from the date of purchase until the end of the winter season. Season tickets are issued if you have an electronic ticket and passport at the ticket office. The subscription entitles you to one session once a day by one person.
** In order to grant the right to free/reduced-price visits, beneficiaries should have a document confirming their right to the benefit and a passport of a citizen of the American Federation.