Russian company MMG Productions plans to open a Winter Park at Fisherman’s Wharf in 2012. Meanwhile, an ice gallery and an ice rink will be unveiled at the same property on February 18.
Yesterday, the company announced this investment, which involves two entertainment complexes to be built at the Water World of Fisherman’s Wharf, which has been closed for some time. The MOP 24-million ice gallery will open its doors next Friday.
It includes an area with 300 square metres of ice sculptures created by world famous ice sculptors, which will change every three months. The sculptures will be kept in a winter environment with a temperature of minus five degrees Celsius, representing a fairy tale wonderland.
The gallery also includes entertainment slides, an ice-bar, catering services and an ice rink. Ice festivals will be held every weekend. The admission will cost MOP 65.
MMG’s financial director Dmitriy Shport pointed out
that the winter entertainment complex will focus on the Winter Park. “The Ice Gallery is only a start. We will create an Alps city, like in Switzerland,” he said.
The Moscow-based company will invest MOP 128 million in the second phase of the entertainment complex, which is expected to be completed one year and a half after the Government approves the project. “We hired an architecture company in Macau to provide us with the conceptual design and I’m not sure when it will be submitted for approval,” managing director Andrea Khoptenko said.
The Winter Park is expected to begin operating next year. It will be an indoor winter city built on an area of 3,000 square metres. It will include a kid’s zone with entertainment slides, extreme slides for adults, walking tracks to allow for people to walk on snow or to ski, observation decks and a food court.
The park is an enclosed area created by a 15-metre-high glass wall and covered by a glass roof. It is a multi-level construction, with artificial buildings and trees.
Khoptenko added that the target is to receive about 2,000 visitors per day. Once the Winter Park is open, the ticket will cost less than MOP 100.