Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Summer Extreme Park in Sokolniki
In June Sokolniki Park for Business and Leisure will be transformed into a launch pad for the long anticipated extreme park comprising various active sports facilities. The official presentation of the project is scheduled for June 12 timed to coincide with the opening of EXTREMEX Independence, Moscow’s and Russia’ biggest park extreme festival.
The coming extreme park facilities: skate park, rock-climbing wall, artificial surfing wave, wakeboarding club on Putyayevskie ponds, and children’s Panda-park.
The skate park will nest behind administrative offices within a new asphalted area of over 2 000 square metres. The ramps will have a roofing structure for comfortable skating in rainy weather. The Climbing Federation of Russia and the Climbing Federation of Moscow are also planning to build their rock-climbing walls for international competitions. An artificial surfing wave – a facility unique for Moscow park – will be located nearby. Henceforth there will be no need to go to Bali or to Australia to “catch” the wave, just drop by Sokolniki Park!
Panda-park, an adventure rope route complex will resume its work near 4 Luchevoi Prosek, largely catering for junior adventurers. One more novelty for the capital’s park is a wakeboarding club. Putyayevskie ponds will see a wakeboarding push-and-pull winch erected. However, it will not disturb the adepts of peaceful and quiet pastimes, for it will be located in the vicinity of the new boat house. The project will be supported by WakeWorld (Russian branch), famous for its large-scale events in this country featuring world wakeboarding stars.
EXTREMEX. Independence, international extreme sports festival will unfold in Sokolniki Park on June 12-16, 2013. The festival will shock you with massive show-programme, featuring Russian and foreign pro-riders, numerous contests and master-classes. A freestyle motocross show will star the festival alongside a grand concert featuring legendary hip-hop artists and alternative bands. Moreover, the Festival Square will host a giant divingboard for a high-diving contest (acrobatic 25 metre dives into a swimming pool). All Sokolniki visitors will be able to attend the festival free of charge.