– Olga, I am visiting Moscow in December and would like to go ice-skating in the city outdoors. Can you recommend a good ice skating rink to go to?
– My absolutely favorite place for winter outdoor skating in Moscow is certainly the ice skating rink on Red Square (the GUM-Katok), offering one-of-a-kind views and good ice every session.
It seems this year the ice skating rink on Red Square may have a worthy competitor. Gorky Park (9 Krymskiy Val St., metro st. Oktyabrskaya) was always popular for its walkways and paths iced over for skating but frankly speaking the quality of ice has been quite bad there in the last years. Hope everything will be much better now. They started a reconstruction program in the park recently and principally changed its priorities.