During the long Moscow winter, freezing temperatures create the perfect conditions for outdoor ice skating rinks. These start appearing in December and stay open through the coldest months of the year. Watch for long lines on weekends and during the holidays, especially if you have to rent skates. Below you'll find information about some of Moscow's outdoor ice skating rinks.
Ice Skating Rink on Red Square
For information about times of operation, prices, and a layout of the ice skating rink, you can visit the GUM-Katok website: www.gum.ru/en/katok.
Ice Skating in Moscow's Parks
Patriarch's Ponds and Chistiye Prudy
Ice Skating Rink at Petrovka
Hermitage Garden Ice Skating Rink
Skating Rink at Kolomenskoe
. Ice rink website: www.superkatok.ru.