Official website of 16th FINA World Championships 2015 in Kazan
16th FINA World Championships

July 24 - August 9, 2015

FINA Water World Park

We invite all visitors coming to Kazan and local citizens to the FINA Water World Park located in the area between the Kazan Arena Stadium and the Aquatics Palace. The Park is open to the public daily from 12:00 to 22:00, July 24-August 16. Admission is free.

The FINA Water World Park is the major entertainment venue of the Championships.

Its programme offers an array of entertainment events. A Welcome to Kazan concert will be held every day 12:00-14:00. An interactive programme featuring fun-filled activities with MCs will thrill the Park’s visitors 14:00-17:00. And at 17:00 best music bands, dancing and singing ensembles from all over Russia will light up the main stage with their performances. The Iskushenie (‘Temptation’) St. Petersburg Dance Theatre, which is famous for its unique shows in the rain, will stage its performances daily from 21 till 22. It will be the highlight of the programme.

The Park’s visitors will also be able to watch live broadcasts of the Championships events on the Kazan Arena Stadium’s media facade; the Championships Opening/Closing Ceremonies will be also broadcast here on July 24 and August 9, 2015.

Address: area between the Kazan Arena Stadium and the Aquatics Palace

Opening hours: from 12:00 to 22:00, July 24-August 16

Kazan 2015 Cultural Programme

The FINA Water World Park is divided into several thematic zones.

The zone of Championships Partners will feature various display stands and exhibition booths, including the signature store of Arena, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of swimwear, gear, and equipment.

The FINA Expo Pavilion will make visitors familiar with the history of aquatic sports and achievements of the Russian national team and even introduce them to the Organising Committees of the future FINA World Championships, Budapest and Gwangju. The organiser of the 2019 Winter Universiade, Krasnoyarsk, will offer visitors to cool off at a skating rink on a hot summer day.

In the zone of national farmsteads, Tatarstan’s best craftspeople such as potters, willow weavers, coiners and leatherworkers will show off their skills and host workshops open to all comers. Visitors will be able to try their hand at some traditional crafts and make a souvenir to take home and keep. Foodies will definitely want to sample the Tatar national cuisine offered here as well.

Moreover, there will also be a tourist information office where all comers will be able to buy museum tickets, purchase a cruise along the Volga River and book sightseeing tours of Kazan or some other tourist destinations such as the ancient town of Bolgar, island town of Sviyazhsk and Raifa Monastery.

The Park will also offer many different places for visitors to shop souvenirs and eat.

A stage will be set up in the Park and a vibrant and diverse entertainment programme will be held there to create a festive atmosphere. The programme of events will feature interactive communications with the audience hosted by best MCs, fun workouts from Planet Fitness (Russian fitness club chain), partner-sponsored events and, to top it all, an evening show. The FINA Water World Park programme is available below.

At the FINA Water World Park everyone will find the activities to their liking.

The Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the FINA World Masters Championships will also be hosted here on August 10 and August 16. Fireworks will go off over the Park after the Ceremonies.

Admission to the park will be free of charge and will be allowed through two security stations, the first one located in Chistopolskaya Street (with 15,000 through-flow rate), and the second one located in Prospekt Yamasheva Street (20,000 through-flow rate). From there all visitors will have to cross the stylobate before entering the Kazan Arena Stadium, where music, dancing and drama performances of the second All-Russian Street Performers Festival Kulturniy Sdvig ('Cultural Shift') will take place.

Dear spectators, to ensure your comfortable stay at the FINA Water World Park, please review below the list of items prohibited at the Park.