On red square will earn «Futuristic skating rink»

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photosangelina at the opening of the skating Rink on red square. Archival photoOn red square will earn «Futuristic skating rink»© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

Skating rink on red square opens on 29 November, this year the ice rink will be made in a futuristic style, told RIA Novosti press-service of GUM.

Skating rink opening to be held «under the sign of the great balloonists and explorers of the sky», and the rink will be decorating «futuristic scenery of the past future» — skating rink and Christmas tree will be decorated with huge balloons, scale models of blimps and zeppelins, flying boats and airships.

This year the guests of the ice Palace, the Olympic champion Tatyana Navka will present excerpts of his new musical «Ruslan and Lyudmila».

On weekends at 10.00 am and 10.30 am at the rink workshops will stage world champion ice hockey player Alexei Yashin, and from January 20, Azam and spectacular elements of figure skating will train the winner of the world Championships and European champion in free skating Yuri Ovchinnikov. To participate in the free workshops advance registration is required.

This season the rink has prepared for its visitors new skates – white figure and black hockey.

Next to the rink will be located GUM fair from nearly 30 elegant wooden houses. Here you can enjoy fair treats – pancakes with caviar, Mead, mulled wine, baked potato, Viennese waffles and roasted chestnuts.

Then people can start buying Christmas gifts in the Russian style Christmas balls and painted metal trays decorated with handmade boots and knitted mittens, dolls, Orenburg and pavloposadskie scarves.

On red square will also house five roundabouts — with balloons, cups, chain, cars and even two-storey with carved horses.

The rink and the fair will be open from 30 November to 28 February from 10.00 to 23.30. The first four of the morning session on weekdays and one of the first morning session at the weekend there is free admission, with the exception of the Christmas holidays.