City Window service to broadcast from large ice skating rinks

City Window service to broadcast from large ice skating rinks
CCTV cameras will start broadcasting from the Gorky Park rink on 17 November and from VDNKh and two other parks next week.

The City Window (Okno v Gorod) online service will broadcast from Moscow ice skating rinks, starting with Gorky Park, where the rink will open at 7 pm on 17 November. Live streaming from the rinks at VDNKh and Goncharovsky and Tagansky parks will begin next week.

“Three CCTV cameras will broadcast from Gorky Park, one camera showing the entrance and the other two the rink,” said an official at the Department of Information Technology. “People will be able to see how busy the rink is on the first day and during the first weekend when we expect a big crowd.”

The broadcast of the opening of the Gorky Park ice skating rink will be available on in the evening of 17 November.

Early next week, two CCTV cameras will start broadcasting from the VDNKh rink and one each from Tagansky and Goncharovsky parks. The Information Technology Department official said the City Window service will help monitor attendance and see if the rink is closed for maintenance.

“We plan to broadcast from the rinks until the end of the season, that is, until 1 March 2017,” the official said.

The ice skating rink in Gorky Park will open on 17 November. The theme this year is all kinds of street art, from stickers and stencils to graffiti, graphics and even space modification. A party that will be held from 7 pm to 11 pm includes performances by the groups Deep Fried Friends and NZCA Lines.

The ice skating rink at VDNKh will open with a light show on 25 November.

Other rinks will open on Saturday, 26 November. Opening day entrance to most of them will be free. For the programme of events, go to

The Okno v Gorod (City Window) service was launched in December 2014 at the request of Moscow residents and has provided online broadcasting of over 30 city events. This year, the service streamed several festivals and other cultural events, car races, the Victory Parade and its rehearsals, the Immortal Regiment march, City Day and the annual Arts Night event. Users can now subscribe to updates on Moscow events to be broadcast by CCTV cameras online. To subscribe, enter your email address in the upper corner of the Okno v Gorod page and click on “Send me updates.”