First snowboard park in Moscow centre opens 13 December

First snowboard park in Moscow centre opens 13 December
The park will be located on Pushkinskaya Embankment.

The first snowboard park in the centre of Moscow will open on Tuesday, 13 December, at Gorky Park, on Pushkinskaya Embankment. The official launch of the park is scheduled for 6 pm.

“The snowboard park will include three slopes designated for different skill levels, from beginner to professional. Their height will range from 2.5 to 6 metres. The park will accommodate 21 elements for doing tricks,” Gorky Park’s press service reported.

This won’t be an ordinary snowboard park, but a transformer. Director of Gorky Park Marina Lyulchuk earlier told mos.ru that the park’s configuration will be altered every month to make even regulars feel like they are in a totally new park. The first snowboard slide appeared in Gorky Park in 2012.

Admission to the park is free. There is a complimentary heated changing room. Helmet rental is free, but there is no snowboard rental.  

The snowboard park will be closed Mondays. The working hours are 11 am to 4 pm and 5 pm to 9.30 pm on Tuesday-Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm and 5 pm to 10 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The park will be open all winter. It will host sports events, DJ parties and meetings with celebrities.

Those who prefer less extreme ways to have fun can ice skate in Gorky Park. In November, a street art themed skating rink opened there. The rink’s central installation is an eight-metre high frozen fountain. The fluorescent paint creates an illusion of streaming water when it is dark, while projectors make the colourful fountain come alive during the day.