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Summer Guide

Countless ways to keep Fit
Spring has sprung! Take advantage of the sunny days and spend them outside. Explore your limits. Take your children along. Ride a horse, play tennis, swim or skydive – in and around Moscow there are many possibilities for leisure time activities. Just take a closer look at the list of options below. Stay fit and have fun.
By Irina Sheludkova

For Children

A lot of the activities that we list are suitable for children, but here are some places which are specifically for them.

Olimpiiskii Sports Complex
16 Olimpiiskii Prospect, M. Prospect Mira, (095) 786 3221
Diving lessons: from age 7, for boys and girls.
500 roubles per month, twice a week; individual lessons available.
Swimming: from age 7, for boys and girls, in a group with a coach; individual lessons available. From 300 roubles for a 45-minute lesson.

Luzhniki Sports Complex
24 Luzhnetskaya Nab., M. Sportivnaya, (095) 785 9717, 246 0055
A Children’s Township is available for young athletes. Children’s sport groups include:

  • Athletic gymnastics: for children over the age of 14.
  • Football: for children over the age of 6. Ice skating: for children over the age of 4; 3 times a week – 1700 roubles per month.
  • Shaping: for girls over the age of 14; 2 times a week – 500 roubles per month.
  • Swimming: for children over the age of 5; 1-2 times a week – 300 roubles per month.
  • Table tennis: for children over the age of 14; 2 times a week – 300 roubles per month.
  • Tennis: for children over the age of 5; 1-2 times a week – 2500 roubles for 3 months.

A recreation centre is also located on the territory – (095) 201 1851 – which offers group activities for children in four different sports/recreation activities: ‘Last Hero’, ‘Fort Boyard’, ‘Pirate’ and ‘Treasure Island’. Each one is a two-hour programme and costs around 7000 roubles for up to 30 children.

1 Ul. Troitskaya, Yahroma, Moscow region (Dmitrovskoe Shosse, 46 km from MKAD), (095) 993 9502

Alexander Samokhvalov, At the Stadium. 1935.

Volen Sport Park is a ski village in winter and a sports village in summer. There are all kinds of indoor and outdoor activities for children from 3 to 9 years of age. An outdoor recreation area with swings, slides and a sandpit keep the children happy and occupied. An indoor playground is also available with all kinds of toys and accessories for children. As well as being involved in different games and competitions, children can also watch cartoons in a video hall. Parents need to complete a release form, and children are then in the care of qualified child attendants.
Cost: 100 roubles per hour.
The outdoor recreation area is available at all times and is free. An indoor playground is open every day from 10:00 until 21:00. During business conferences the playground is closed; please check in advance with the complex or the Moscow office.



“Kartland” Entertainment Complex
2 Rublevsko-Uspenskoe Shosse, M. Molodezhnaya, (095) 290 9595
Children: from 500 to 750 roubles per 10 minutes. Adults: from 800 to 3000 roubles per 10 minutes. You can rent out the entire carting track for 35,000 roubles per hour.
Open daily: Mon-Fri from 16:00 to 24:00; Sat-Sun from 11:00 to 24:00.

Dixxodrom Karting Centre
69 Izmaylovskoe Shosse, “Raketa” Stadium, M. Izmaylovskiy Park, (095) 465 8110

300-350 roubles per hour.
Mon-Thu from 14:00 to 22:00; Fri-Sun from 12:00 to 24:00.

10 Inches
1 Skladochnaya Ul., Bldg. 6, M. Savelovskaya, (095) 689 4347/2434

Indoor track – 350 m. long.
From 300 to 450 roubles per 10 minutes (depending on the kart). Children up to the age of 14: 270 roubles per 10 minutes. 30% discount Mon-Fri until 18:00.
Open Mon-Fri from 14:00 to 02:00; Sat-Sun from 12:00 to 02:00.

Kart-Racing Club
3 Ul. Zarechye, Kuzminskiy Park, M. Kuzminki, (095) 372 2811

Outdoor course – 550 metres.
250 roubles: 5 minutes, 400 roubles: 10 minutes.
Open daily from 10:00 to 22:00.


“Pilot” Paragliding School
Moscow region, Odintsovo, Krasnogorskoe Shosse, Bldg. 2, (095) 593 4916

Flights start from May 12.
Training includes 2 courses: 1st course is a primary training (30 to 70 c.u.) and includes 2 lectures on flight safety and weather conditions.
2nd course is flight training.
After training you receive a certificate, which allows you to perform flights of a certain level in other companies without training. The entire course takes from 2 weeks to 1 month and costs around $350.

Paragliding Club Paraavis Cross-Country
Moscow region, Stepanovo village, about 50 km from MKAD on the Dmitrovskoe Shosse in the direction of Yahroma. There are road signs. 8 926 218 4664
The club offers training for beginners as well as services for professionals; from 350 to 600 roubles per lesson.

Parachuting and Sky Diving

Aerograd Kolomna
Moscow region, Kolomna, ‘Korobcheevo’ Airport, (095) 746 7380, 8 903 617 9379

A parachute jump with instructor (from 4000 m. altitude) will cost you 3,300 roubles. Additional price if you want your jump to be photographed or recorded on video.
Fast training course costs 34,200 roubles (with a certificate at the end) and includes 8 hours of lectures, simulation, ground training and 12 jumps.
English-speaking staff.

Just Sky
Stupino Airport, Moscow region (Highway M4), (095) 391 7059, 792 7292

A parachute jump with an instructor (from 3000 m. altitude) will cost you 2200 roubles.
Training: 25,000-35,000 roubles, which includes theoretical & practical training on the ground and 8-11 jumps.


Perun Paintball Club
Krasnogorsk region, Volokolamskoe Shosse, M. Tushinskaya, 7 km from MKAD, (095) 782 4039
Outdoor territory in the forest. Cost: free if it’s your birthday! Students: 300 roubles per hour; adults: from 450 to 600 roubles. All equipment is included in the cost (extra ammunition not included). Open daily from 09:00 until the last customer.

Top Gun
Moscow region, Bolshevo village, 40 Krasnooktyabrskaya Ul., 14 km from MKAD, (095) 744 5973, 782 2144, 516 1680
Cost: free if it’s your birthday!
Sat-Sun: 14 c.u. per person (additional ammunition at extra cost); 50% discount Mon-Fri.
Open daily from 10:00 until the last customer.

Bukhta Radosti, Pirogovskoe Reservoir (18 km along Ostashkovskoe Shosse), near M. Medvedkovo, (095) 783 0214, 540 8111

Cost: Adults: Mon-Thu: 400 roubles; Fri-Sun: 540 roubles; Children and Students: Mon-Thu: 300 roubles; Fri-Sun: 420 roubles (additional ammunition at extra cost).

8 Ul. Krylatskaya, Stadion Tekhnicheskikh Vidov Sporta, (095) 141 4382, 390 1880
Entrance: 300 roubles (equipment and ammunition at extra cost).
Open from 10-11 until the last customer.

On Two Legs


Le Meridien Moscow Country Club
Nakhabino, Krasnogorsky Region, 35 km along Volokolamskoe Shosse (4km from MKAD), (095) 926 5919, 564 3434
18 holes. Annual Club Card – 3000 c.u; one entrance – 30-50 c.u. (depending on the time of visit).
Daily from 08:00 to 22:00. Individual lessons available.

Moscow City Golf Club
1 Ul. Dovzhenko, M. Universitet, (095) 147 330

9 holes: free for members; members’ guests – 450 roubles; non-members – 1500 roubles.
18 holes: free for members; members’ guests – 810 roubles, non-members – 2700 roubles.
Individual lessons: 1500-2100 roubles per hour. Group training: from 450 to 900 roubles per hour.
Open daily from 10:00 to 20:00.


World Gym on Tulskaya
71 Ul. Dubininskaya, Bldg 1, M. Tulskaya, (095) 580 7580

Cost: for one person 20 c.u. per hour; for two people 35 c.u; personal training 30 c.u. per hour;
Mon-Fri from 07:00 to 23:00; Sat-Sun from 09:00 to 22:00.

Janinn Fitness Centre
External side of MKAD, after Krokus City mall, BP gas station, take a right turn down towards Myakinino, then follow Janinn Fitness signs. M. Tushinskaya, bus 640, 631 (15 min.) or route taxi 631 (10 min.) to Myakinino.
(095) 414 1515/1000

For members only: 1200 roubles to rent the court for an hour.
Open 24 hours a day.


Central Sporting Army Club (CSKA)
39 Leningradsky Prospekt, M. Dinamo, Aeroport, (095) 213 6547

6 outdoor courts – from 200 roubles per hour; 2 indoor – 600 roubles per hour (special summer price); training hall – 400 roubles per hour.
Daily from 7:00 to midnight.

Dinamo-Centre Sport Club
26 Ul. Petrovka, M. Pushkinskaya, Tverskaya, Chekhovskaya, (095) 200 5836, 925 1232
6 outdoor courts – 800 roubles per hour; 3 indoor courts – 1500 roubles per hour.
Open daily from 07:00 to 21:00.

Park Place Moscow
113/1 Leninsky Prospect, M. Yugo-Zapadnaya, (095) 956 5288.
Tennis court – 30-40 c.u. per hour.
Mon-Fri from 07:00 to 22:30; Sat-Sun from 08:00 to 22:30.

Orange Fitness Don Sport
77-79 Aviatsionnaya Ul., Residential Complex Aliye Parusa, M. Schukinskaya, (095) 105 8222
2 indoor courts, up to 1550 roubles per hour depending on the time.
Private lessons from 1600 to 2170 roubles per hour.
Open daily, Mon-Fri from 07:00 to 23:00; Sat-Sun from 09:00-23:00.
No credit cards.

Gold’s Gym
31 Leningradsky Prospekt, Bldg. 30, M. Dinamo, (095) 931 9616
1 indoor court, from 1000 to 1500 roubles with instructor, 700 to 1000 roubles without.
Mon-Fri from 07:00 to 23:00; Sat-Sun from 09:00 to 22:00.


Moscow Hash House Harriers
The Hash House Harriers is a running/drinking/social club started by bored expats in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1938, and can now be found all over the world. For more information and upcoming events go to
Contact Hash Master Tom Manson at (095) 784 0466, or Hash Mattress Olesya Titarenko at (095) 364 9936,

On Two Wheels


Moscow Cycling Club
20 Staraya Basmannaya Ul., Bldg 2, M. Baumanskaya, Kurskaya, (095) 267 4468
Free admission, every Tuesday from 19:30 to 22:00.

Russian Club of Cycle Travelling
1 Bolshoi Trehsvyatitelskiy Per., entrance from the backyard, entrance #3, M. Kitai-Gorod, (095) 916 8862, 916 8894

Trips across Russia and abroad. Open second and fourth Thursday of the month, from 19:00.

Mountain Biking

1 Ul. Troitskaya, Yahroma, Moscow region (Dmitrovskoe Shosse, 46 km from MKAD), (095) 993 9502
Specially constructed tracks for mountain bikes (cross and slalom) with a chairlift. 1 hour with instructor will cost you 300 roubles (200 for groups of 2-5 people). In order to use the chairlift you have to be in a group and to reserve one day in advance. Reservations and payments have to be made through the office in Moscow: (095) 970 1981/2

On Eight Wheels


Adrenalin Skatepark
1 Cheremaynskiy Proezd, M. Medvedkovo, (095) 473 0005

The Fitness Zone is constructed specially for rollerblading, has a lot of space and a good-quality floor surface. Monthly unlimited ticket for 1800 roubles; 180 roubles per hour on weekends; 100 and 120 roubles on weekdays, children less than 7 years old for free. The Park’s Extreme Zone hosts skateboarders and is the best in Moscow. Instructors, equipment rental, shops, cafes, restaurants.

Rollerdrom in Gorky Park
9 Ul. Krymskiy Val, Gorky Park, next to the Buran spaceship, M. Oktyabrskaya, Park Kultury.
Free entrance. Mon-Fri from 12:00 to 23:00; Sat-Sun from 12:00 to 20:00.

Centre on Tulskaya
3 Kholodilniy Per., M. Tulskaya, (095) 958 5405
One of the biggest indoor rollerdroms in Moscow with a territory of 1500 sq. m.
Entrance with your own rollerblades: Mon-Fri: 150 roubles, Sat-Sun: 240 roubles.
To rent roller-blades: 130-180 roubles per hour, 170-240 roubles for two hours.
Training: individual: 500 roubles; group (from 2 to 6 people): 200 roubles.
Additional cost for the rest of the equipment.
Open daily: Mon-Fri from 12:00 to 24:00; Sat-Sun from 12:00 to 06:00.

On Four Legs

Carriage Driving

Arka Equestrian Club
10 Ul. Dolskaya, M. Orekhovo, (095) 343 1511
Carriage driving (troika and phaeton) from 150 to 300 roubles per hour. 5 lessons from 750 to 1500 roubles.
Open 24 hours, daily.


Moscow Polo Club
22 Ul. Begovaya, at the Hippodrome, M. Ulitsa 1905 Goda, (095) 749 6222

Membership is on an annual basis and subject to approval by the Club’s Board of Directors. For membership applications please contact the Membership Office of the club either by email or phone.


Izmailovo Equestrian Club
31B Shosse Entuziastov, Bldg. 1, M. Shosse Entuziastov, (095) 176 2392
Single lesson 250 roubles per 45 minutes.
Training: season ticket for children: 500 roubles per hour (2 times a week); adults: 250 roubles per hour.
Ride in the forest is 500 roubles per hour.
Daily from 09:00 to 20:00.

CSKA Equestrian Club
5 Ul. Dybenko, M. Rechnoy Vokzal, (095) 451 0721/6106
Horse riding with instructor. Children: 8 c.u. per hour, adults: 15 c.u. per hour.
Daily from 10:00 to 23:00.

Chevaliers du Soleil
Krasnogorskiy district, Putilovskoe Shosse, M. Planeranaya, (095) 518 9256
Lessons with qualified instructors.

Arka Equestrian Club
10 Ul. Dolskaya, M. Orekhovo, (095) 343 1511
Different types of horseriding, carriage driving (troika and phaeton) from 150 to 300 roubles per hour. 5 lessons from 750 to 1500 roubles. Open 24 hours.

Rus Sport Centre
Ul. Svobody, Area 103, M. Planernaya, (095) 495 3028
By appointment only.
Cost: Lessons 640 roubles per hour.
From 10:00 until 21:00, daily.

Otrada Club
Otradnoye (Pyatnitskoye Shosse, 3 km away from MKAD), (095) 739 0180

45 hectares including equestrian complex, two restaurants, lounge and hotel with six rooms.
One lesson: 30 minutes – 750 roubles on weekdays/800 roubles on weekends for children; 45 minutes – 1000 roubles on weekdays/1200 roubles on weekends for grown-ups. 10 lessons: 6000 roubles for children; 9000 roubles for grown-ups.

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