This rink’s location is key: at the foot of Warsaw’s most famous high-rise, the Palace of Culture and Science (PKiN) — featured on the cover of Vogue and the subject of fierce debate on the heritage of Stalinist architecture. If you fancy skating while pondering the role that Communist monuments play in modern cities, this is the place to be. Make a day of it and go inside the Palace itself to explore the cafes, bars, and cinema inside; or brave the cold and go onto the viewing platform on top on the building. It’ll be windy and icy but the views of wintry Warsaw are worth it. Entrance to the rink is free and there are skates for hire.

The rink at Moscow’s Soviet-era exhibition centre VDNKh. Image: Maksim Ulitin under a CC licence When the temperature drops, any true aficianado of winter wants nothing more than to grab their skates and hit the rink. The New East has some of the most gorgeous and Insta-friendly spots on […]

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