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Winter fun activities in Kyiv

Written by anastasia

Winter is coming be sure to check out these awesome winter activities.

ICE SKATING

Dream town

Where: metro Minska. Dream town 1, 3rd floor. 10am-10pm

The area of the ice rink is 1193 square meters, which makes it possible for all visitors up t0 12o to feel free to ice skate. This is a place for both a professional and a beginner ice skaters. Around the rink are cozy cafes where you can have tea, coffee, eat and watch how your relatives or friends ride under the lights of the northern lights. For any questions call(067) 324-58-77

Price: from 30 t0 60 UAH

Skating rink Obolon

The ice-skating rink is located near the Obolonska Naberezhna and Moscovsky prospect. 4g Layosha Gavro street, entrance from the Priozerna street

Sessions are not only for regular public, but also for training and ice hockey. For those who just started skating, instructors are on duty. There is a special exercise equipment for children and adults. There are also public skating sessions with light-music and laser shows, and figure skating clubs for different age groups. Skates rental is included in the riding session from 7:00 — 23:45 every day

Price: 45-minute session — 50 UAH for adults and 30 UAH for children on any given day.

Cosmopolitan mall

Where: Cosmopolite mall, Vadim Hetman str,. 6. Open daily 8am – 12am. +38(044)200-07-50

Ice Arena at Cosmopolite mall is the closed ice skating rink. Here the musical accompaniment creates a cozy atmosphere and a good mood for visitors.
There are four massive columns on the float, covered with soft elastic material on the bottom. They allow you to slow down while slipping and avoid hitting other skaters.
Ice Arena is suitable for both beginners and experienced ice skaters.

Additional Services:

– Socks – 10 hryvnas
– Sharpening of skates – 50 UAH
– Riding with an instructor (45 minutes) – 100 UAH. The cost of a children’s ticket from Monday to Friday – 40 UAH

Kryzhynka rink

One of the oldest Kiev rinks near the Darnytsya metro station. 7 General Zhmachenko Street  800 square meters of space, there are rental skates, and even a class on figure skating – for adults and children. In addition, it is one of the cheapest rinks.  Typically, during the week it is closed for skating, but it’s open on the weekends.

Make sure to call before coming (044) 543-98-49

Ticket – 25 UAH, rental – 10 UAH plus deposit (passport, rights).

Mass skating:

Friday: – 19.00, 20.20
Saturday – 16.30, 18.00, 19.20, 20.35, 22.00 (“night disco” until 24.00)
Sunday – 13.45, 15.05, 16.35, 18.00, 19.20, 20.40
The rest of the time on the rink – training for children, skaters and hockey players.

In middle December don’t for get to check places as Olympic village which is located on Troitska Square before NSK “Olympic”, At St. Michael’s Square Kyiv city government  usually in winter time set up a large skating area of 2000 square meters. Every winter in national Expocenter of Ukraine  “Snow Country” has an impressive ice rink, which is called the largest in the city. Its area – 4000 square meters.

SKIING, SNOWBOARDING

Protasiv yar

Protasiv Yar, one of the places where you can ski and snowboard in Kyiv, is located in the center, not far from Respublikansky Stadion metro station.

Driving there is easy too – just look up the official address, 23A Protasiv Yar. The main advantage of this skiing slope is the central location. The hill is not too extreme and it often gets crowded.  Instructors are available on site and night skiing and snowboarding is also an option.

Phone+38 044 33 82 6 82 from 10am-6pm

Entrance 25 UAH; lift – 10/20 UAH per 1 lift; ski rentals, snowboards, poles, clothes – from 200 to 250 UAH for 3-4 hours

You can check for more information at http://www.gora.com.ua.

Podilskyi hill

At the beginning of the Podilsky Descent, there are several good slides, on which more than one generation of Kievs ride. There are steep and gentle slides, you can try to go skiing and go sliding with kids.

Location: from the metro station “Lukyanovskaya” by trolleybus No. 18 (trams # 11, 12, 19 are also near Podol)

Vishgora

Hill with impressive views of the Kyiv Sea is a 20-minute drive from Kiev. Length of the route – 200 meters, there is a conveyor lift for skiers and snowboarders, as well. After skiing you can eat in the cafe. There is night skiing (from 23:00 4:00 etc.), follow the schedule. The cost of a night ski pass Mon-Fri 150 UAH, 250 UAH on weekend, rental ski or snowboard set – 250 UAH/night.

The high season runs from 30.12.2017-14.01.2018 inclusive.

For a “2 hour” tariff, a countdown starts from the moment of the first pass through the turnstile.

Hourly subscription is valid only on the day of sale.

The skipka card is multiple and can be used on other days of this season as well as in the following season. Subscriptions bought in the current season and not used before 30.03.2018 – canceled. In case of loss or non-use of the card – the cost of the subscription is not returned. Students and pensioners on weekdays from 10:00 to 12:00 go through turnstiles and use the lift for free, with a certificate.

More  information and the map here: http://vishgora.com.ua.

Vyshgora: +380 (99) 280 55 05
Restaurant: +380 (73) 102 02 21

 Fomin Botanical Garden.

In the beautiful Botanical gardeт you can find very steep slides, and more hills for snowboarding if you are beginner. In general the park has  – about 10 slides and 5 slopes for fans of adrenaline.Botanical park also has  a very steep hill with a large angle. It can be found among trees, local residents pour it with ice.

Where: Str., Semyon Petlura 1

Website: botanicus.kiev.ua

Lysá hora

Lysa hora is perfect family adventure for skiing, sliding and snow balls fights.

How do you get to Lysa Hora.

It is located on the right bank of Kiev in the area of ​​Vydubychi, near the Dniper. Loaded roads seem to encircle this area on three sides, so turn to the building of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute  where you can see the entrance to Lysa Hora, you really seem to “fall through” into another world.
It’s easiest to get to Lysa Hora by metro. It is necessary to walk from the station Vydubychi a couple of hundred meters along the road to this place – the beginning of the track.
From Lybidskaya or Demeevskaya stations by bus # 20 or trolleybus # 1 to the stop “Metrological”.

HOCKEY

For the lovers of hockey or for those who wants to try it for the first time here are the list of places where you can go.

Terminal Ice Arena
Address: Kyiv region, Brovary, Str. Kievskaya, 316
Contact phone: (044) 200-13 17
Nearest metro station: Lesnaya

Sports complex “Katok”
Address: st. L. Gavro, 4G (Entry from Priozernaya Street)
Contact telephones: (044) 221-81-93, (044) 200-22-34
Nearest metro station: Obolon

Falcon 
Address: 46 Melnikova Street
Contact phone: (044) 483-34-44
Nearest metro: Dorogozhychi
Website: hcsokol.com.ua

Hockey 777
Address: st. Gavro 4-g, st. Chalett 6
Contact telephones: (098) 434-12-12, (067) 209-19-42
The nearest metro station: Petrovka, Obolon , Chernigovskaya, Darnitsa.
Website: http://nashhockey.at.ua/

     

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