Ice-skating in the city of Prague is a part of tradition and together with mulled wine can turn your winter Prague vacation into an unforgettable story.
Outdoor ice rinks can be found all around the city, but one of them is a real gem.
Vršovická vodárna (Vltavanů 229, Prague 4 – Bráník) is an artificial ice rink, made of a special material allowing this rink to work all year long, even during summer months. So you don’t have to wait for winter to enjoy your favourite sport while on your Prague holidays. You can rent ice-skates at reasonable price, and there are ice-skating lessons available for children. After showing off all your skills on ice, you can have a snack and coffee or a tea in the restaurant.
Na Štvanici (Ostrov Štvanice 1125, Prague 7 – Holešovice) is a recently renovated outdoor ice rink settled on an island of the Vltava river in Prague. It’s possible to rent ice-skates, and besides the perfectly maintained ice surface, here you can find a kiosk with food and warm drinks. If you are looking for ice-skating in a fairytale setting, visit the rink on the Fruit market (Ovocný trh, Prague 1) right in the Prague Old Town, behind the Theatre of the Estates. Skating sessions are free. Ice-skates can be hired and proceeds from skate rental go to charity. This rink operates from December to January, from 10 am to 10 pm, and during this period it hosts a great number of cultural events.
For a unique ice-skating experience visit the ice-rink on the roof of the Galerie Harfa shopping mall. People of all ages and ability levels can get ice-skating lessons and skating equipment is available. You can stay here and experience an amazing night of skating with special floodlights.
Last, but not least, Na Františku (Kozí, Prague 1) is a spacious outdoor rink, located in the quiet part of the Old Town Prague. This place is open from November to March and besides the ice-skates rental, here you can polish and sharpen your own skates.
Natural outdoor skating is also one of the most favourite activities of locals during winter. These natural ice rinks are open on lakes and banks of the Vltava river in Prague if the ice is at least 18cm thick, which happens after days of really low temperatures.
With PragueEye’s guide to ice-skating in Prague city we are convinced that it will be a magical experience that will turn your weekend in Prague into workout moments full of fun and wonderful memories.