Perhaps, the best news to come in 2020: GUM Ice Rink on Red Square officially opened. The ice rink will be receiving guests until March 1. This year GUM Ice Rink celebrates its 15th season together with Christmas deer, happy penguins, and wise owls!
The opening ceremony was visited by a number of star guests: Philipp Kirkorov, Dmitry Peskov and Tatiana Navka, Alina Zagitova, Alexey Yagudin and Tatiana Totymyanina, Yulia Peresild, Oleg Menshikov, Marina Zudina, Yulia Kovalchuk, Nadezhda Mikhalkova, Olga Kabo, Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė, Margarita Mamun, Denis Klyaver, Igor Butman, Anna Semenovich, Sergey Mazaev, Andrey Kolesnikov, Ekaterina Shpitsa, Ildar Abdrazakov and his wife Marina, Tatyana Volosozhar, Maxim Trankov, Svetlana Khorkina, and many others.
Figure skaters Margarita Drobyazko and Povilas Vanagas presented for the official ceremony an excerpt from Tatiana Navka’s spectacular Ruslan & Ludmila musical, while the best figure skater in the world Alina Zagitova showcased an excerpt from the musical Sleeping Beauty. The Legend of Two Kingdoms. The latter show will be presented at Megasport from December 26 to January 7.
After the show, Olympic figure skating champions Tatiana Navka and Alexey Yagudin, together with world hockey champion Alexey Yashin presented Bosco Workout right on the ice. More than 50 stars participated in the workout, which was hosted by Bosco di Ciliegi Group president Mikhail Kusnirovich. The following guests participated in the Bosco Workout: Yulia Peresild, Dmitry Khrustalev, Viktor Vasiliev, Olga Kabo, Anna Semenovich, Ekaterina Bobrova, Elena Vesnina, Ildar Abdrazakov, Denis Klyaver, Olga Lomonosova, Evgeny Pronin, Alla Mikheeva, Yulia Kovalchuk, Dmitry Muller, Julia Baranovskaya, Tatiana Totymyanina. All the participants were wearing winter clothes by Bosco.
Tatiana Navka: The opening of Russia’s main ice rink is truly magical: everyone’s in a New Year mood! We know full well that everybody needs a bit of that winter fairy-tale ambience after this particularly difficult year!
Dmitry Peskov: GUM Ice Rink is an absolutely charming endeavour by Kusnirovich. The coming of winter has become associated with the opening of the ice rink in the heart of Red Square.
Alexey Yagudin: For the last 15 years, Red Square has been experiencing this marvelous ice rink – a very homey, very sporty, very festive place!
Marina Zudina: One does feel that the New Year is just around the corner. Come to GUM Ice Rink if you want to get into the holiday spirit.
Yulia Kovalchuk: I am overjoyed that I begin ice skating right here, at GUM. It’s wonderful that we can meet together and talk about sport and other things.
Anna Semenovich: An ambience worthy of the New Year! A difficult year concludes with such a wonderful celebration.
GUM Ice Rink will be open in all weather. Professional figure skaters and hockey players repeatedly note that the local ice rink is as good as Olympic ice stadiums.
The perfect lifehack: if you’re missing out on the right New Year mood, then go and skate at the central ice rink of Russia!
GUM Ice Rink will be operating with all precautionary measures in place. Visitors are provided with single-use masks and gloves; the broad area of the rink (3000 sq.m) ensures that social distancing always remains possible; skates are disinfected after each use; air recirculators and germicidal lights are installed on-site. This season only 7 skating sessions will be made available to the public from 10.00 to 23.00.
Make your wishes, don’t forget to take a selfie. Let’s celebrate the coming New Year together at GUM Ice Rink!