World’s Highest Skating Rink

PHOTO by Artyom Korotaev / TASS

A skating rink that recently opened on the 86th storey of one of the skyscrapers in Moscow City claims to be the highest in the world, as a request for confirmation has already been sent to the Guinness Book of Records. The skating area is located at an altitude of 354 metres and is shielded from harsh winds and snow. The temperature inside doesn’t drop below -4°C (24.8°F).

The rink that sits on top of the Oko Tower can accommodate up to a hundred skaters at one time. It’s open to the public Monday to Thursday from 12 pm to 12 am, on Friday from 12 pm to 2 am, on Saturday from 10 am to 2 am, and on Sunday from 10 am to 12 am. The rink is now also the most expensive in Moscow: ticket prices range from 3,000 to 5,000 roubles ($48-$81) for a single two-hour skating session.

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