The Olympic Stadium, known locally as the Olympiysky, is one of the largest European multifunctional sports complexes hosting sporting and entertainment events. It is divided into a large indoor arena and a swimming pool.
Moscow and the Moscow Region have a wide selection of winter sport venues. The length of ski runs ranges from 150 m to 2,000 m, and altitudes vary between 20 m and 100 m. Many trails host competitions among professionals and amateurs.
Russian steam bath, or banya, has been an integral part of national customs since time immemorial. Mentions of Russian steam bath have been preserved in the chronicles of the 12th century, e.g. in the Primary Chronicle (The Tale of Past Years) and other ancient literary sources.
The Grigory Fedotov VEB Arena is one of Moscow’s most large-scale sports facilities. Construction of the highest fourth category UEFA stadium lasted for almost ten years, and it is now open to hosting major international sports events.
The Universal Sports Hall CSKA was built as part of the preparations for the 1980 Summer Olympics hosted by Moscow. The USH is in perfect technical condition and hosts world-class sportive events ranging from the EuroLeague basketball games to World Youth Games.
In 2014, Spartak Moscow, a Russian football club with almost a century-old history and, arguably, the most numerous army of fans in Russia, finally obtained its own home stadium. Otkrytiye Arena can rightly be called one of Moscow’s landmarks.
In the last few years there have been significant developments in urban bicycle rentals. Before that, stationary rental spots were available only in major parks, and for the time being Moscow is not really a great place for this means of transport, with its lack of street bike lanes, long distances and not the most appropriate climate.
Opened in April 2015, VTB Ice Palace is Russia’s largest indoor arena with a total area of 70,000 sq. m. and the home arena of Dynamo, a Russian ice hockey club based in Moscow. This venue comprises three arenas: the big one (12,000 seats), the small one (3,500 seats) and the training one (500 seats).