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Moscow Skates Through the Pandemic at Outdoor Ice Rinks

Despite the coronavirus restrictions in place, Moscow residents will still be able to enjoy some of their favorite winter outdoor activities like ice skating this year.

Despite a lack of steady snow, the capital’s outdoor ice rinks opened to the public over the weekend — with some changes in place to help prevent the spread of the virus. While the number of people allowed on the ice is limited, this means skaters have some extra space to show off their skills.

These festive, brightly decorated ice rinks are one of the most popular antidotes for the dark winter. See for yourself:

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