Annual opening of the GUM skating rink and GUM fair has become a significant event that brings together high-society Moscow. This time was not an exception.
Andrei Malakhov, Daria Moroz, Olga Kabo, Arina Sharapova, Alla Mikheeva, Svetlana Khorkina, Alexei Nemov, Svetlana Zeynalova, Timur Solovyov, Tatiana Arno, Lena Letuchaya, Leonid Parfenov, Pavel Astakhov, Maria Lemesheva, Maria Tsigal, as well as our famous skaters - Roman Kostomarov & Oksana Domnina, Tatiana Volosozhar & Maxim Trankov, Maria Petrova & Alexei Tikhonov came to skate to the chimes of the Kremlin bells and have a walk around the Christmas Fair.
They were welcome by the head of BOSCO DI CILIEGI Group Mikhail Kusnirovich with his wife Ekaterina Moiseyeva and the younger son.
The fragments from a new ice show by Ilya Averbukh "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" performed by the Olympic champions Alexei Yagudin, Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin together with "Ice Symphony" have become the main surprise within the event. By the way, "The Nut of Desires" from the Hoffmann’s fairy tale was set at GUM Fair so everyone can put an envelope with a wish into it. "On December 27th we will gather all children's dreams, choose three the most unusual ones and try to make them come true. Also, the lucky ones & their parents will be invited to the first-night of the show "- said Ilya Averbukh.
The guests took the ice after the incendiary skaters’ performance. "BOSCO is always about a holiday, a holiday with all its heart, which has been prepared for all those who take part in it. It was incredible: bright, cool, funny & cheerful. Similar events unite families and friends. I see that everyone is like kid here. Everyone is smiling, happy to fall & stand up & support each other ", - Olga Kabo says.
Many guests went to the GUM Fair after having an active and energetic skating. The fanciers of Russian cuisine treated themselves to pancakes, tea, mead and hot cakes, and those who miss the air of the old Europe could taste Viennese waffles and roasted chestnuts.
We thank all the partners of the GUM Skating Rink, who helped to arrange this bright holiday:
MasterCard, Tele 2, Jaguar Land Rover, BEKO, Raffaello, Dell and Simple.