Every winter, Songhua river was covered by ice it is around 1 meter thick , the heavy transport can travel on it , you can do dog sledge , ice sled , ice boating on Songhua river. The excited activity is ice swimming show, people make a swimming pool on Songhua river, they use ice block build 1 meter high platform on the side, winter swimming people swim in 20 or 30 below zero cold temperatures, wear bath suits, flying into cold water, for me the visitor, I feel really excited and cold. So you come Harbin, should watch it
It usually open the show in the late of December every year.
Go this place to watch the show , it better to rent a private car, because you can a taxi go there, but there no back taxi or bus, the entrance fee is 15 dollars, 80 YUAN
Also it is one of item for Harbin Ice Festival