The annual winter Rally Sprint Championship is held at the PrimRing Sports Complex. More than 150 racers from Primorsky Kray cities participate in the competitions. The covered tracks are arranged in such a way that they become as close as possible to the winter conditions faced by drivers in the Far East — ice, packed snow and loose snow. Vehicles must be operated with extreme caution in such circumstances. Entry into the race is free for spectators, and everyone can take advantage of the warm cafe with hot food and drinks, ride on a quadricycle or play paintball. For children there is an indoor ice rink.
One of the most ancient holidays of the Christian church, concluding the
"Chuntsze" or "Spring Festival" falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice. It is considered primarily a family holiday, the most important one in China and in a number of East Asian countries. It is no accident that the Chinese call New Year’s Eve, "the night of meeting after a separation." There is no more important moment in the year than when the whole family gathers around the holiday table, with its abundant variety of dishes, for New Year's dinner.
The magnificent tradition of celebrating the New Year by the lunar calendar came to Vladivostok with immigrants from China in the late 19th century and continued for a little over 40 years. Since then, however, despite all the changes and relative freedom in choosing holidays, parades with dragons have not returned to the streets of our seaside capital. Truthfully, though, on the list of events where one can still try his luck making wishes, Chinese New Year holds a special place in the hearts of Vladivostok residents.
Vladivostok celebrates Maslenitsa with traditional folk festivals, blini, and burning effigies. Hundreds of residents gather in the seaside city’s central square to bid farewell to winter. The square is transformed into a venue where the strongest and most agile compete in skills such as pillow fighting, rope pulling, and trying to conquer an icy pole to win a rooster. Residents and guests of Vladivostok can watch, participate (or both) in the traditional Shrovetide fun and games.
The annual ice running festival takes place along the frozen waters of Vladivostok and Russian Island. Running enthusiasts of varying levels can take part in the competition and test their strength in one of the three distances: 5K, 10K, or 21K.
Runners can expect a challenging program with a one-