Happy New Year, dear readers! And welcome to the ice town of Yekaterinburg!
This winter the ice town has palm trees and dolphins made of ice which means it’s about the Winter Olympics in Sochi!
All the ice sculptures in the Square of 1905 are dedicated to winter sports or Olympic winners:
Some sculptures were very particular about who is winning the Olymics:
This year we have a few innovations about the ice town. Firstly, there is a skating rink in the middle of the ice town. The rink is free but you should have your own skates. Also, the ice town has got two snow hills which that symbolize the mountain ski resort Krasnaya Polyana in Sochi.
These hills were immediately nick-named – gigantic breasts. There are two bars inside the hills-breasts. Prices are very high but people go inside not for drinks - if you get cold you can always get inside as it’s much warmer there.
The main Christmas Tree of Yekaterinburg is also gigantic. With the height 46 meters it was supposed to be the tallest Christmas Tree in Russia but the record was broken somewhere in Siberia. But we don’t really care because the ice town 2014 is very beautiful.
Check it out in the Square of 1905 on Lenin Ave. or see the photos here:
- Ice Town 2011 in Yekaterinburg
- Ice Town 2016
- Ice Town in Yekaterinburg 2015
- Ice town 2013 in Yekaterinburg
- New Year 2012 in Yekaterinburg. Ice Town