This huge, shallow ice bowl is called the Frog Pond, and it is built in every Russian ice town. I am not sure why, but the Frog Pond is the main attraction for children from three to five years old. They slide down to the center of the bowl and then try to climb out of it. In fact, it is very difficult task, because the walls of the pond are extremely slippery but it is fun thing to do and even more fun to watch. When I was a child, I spent hours in the frog ponds, climbing out and sliding down, laughing with other kids while my parents watched and took photos.
Photo by Sergei Chemezov.