KIEV, ICE RINK ON MAYDAN NEZALEZHNOSTY
The start of operation: 17.01.2009
On the Maydan Nezalezhnosty was opened openair ice rink and Dykan'ka-village, which was made from ice and snow.
On the 17th January the city chairman of Kiev, Leonid Chernovetsky opened the temporary ice rink with a formal ceremony,- reports press-service of the KLA.
The ice rink of the capital was built in a very short time - in one week. It is second to none of europian ice rinks in quality and its price is 650 thousand euro.
The ice rink was installed on means of the WM-Group, which is the lider of the ice rink builder in Ukraine.
Ice rink works from 8:00 till 22:00 every day until the 15th of March. The italian equipment system allows ice rink to operate even by +15 degree.
The size of the ice rink is 540 sq. m. During one skating session on the ice rink can be present 90 ersons at the same time.
The electronic system of ticket selling allows to buy a subscription for visiting the ice rink several times, also to reserve tickets earlier, which sould be taken per 30 min. before the session. The price of tickets depends on time of the day and day of week, so it could be from 20 to 40 UAH per session (45 min.).
The guests of Maydan Nezalezhnosty would be greeted by characters of the Gogol's fairy tales. The area of the magical village is 600 sq. meters, all houses there are made of wood.
The temperature, for keeping ice sculptures, is supporting by the refrigerating system. The specialists assess, that the temperature in the ice village should be in the range of 7-10 degree below zero.
Children of groups entitled to special benefits - orphan children, children from large and poor familys, children from boarding schools - have amenity to visit ice rink free.