Skating Rinks Ready for the New Season

The coming cold weather means that outdoor skating rinks will start opening across Prague. Most places let you rent skates. The start dates, admission price and services at each rink differ.

One of the earliest ones to open in the center is at Na Františku in Prague 1, which should start November 18 (depending on the weather conditions). This one has an admission of Kč 70 for adults and Kč 40 for children.

Letná Plain in Prague 7 will have the largest rink, at 20 by 40 meters. The skating season will start there on November, 29th. This rink has an accompanying program for children who will have their own area and trained skating instructors. It is open till March 1, 2020, and admission is free. Ice skates rental is available.

Prague 8 will open two ice rinks as well: at the Glowacky Elementary School and at Ládví Swim Centre on November, 25th. A skate rental service will be available at both locations.

In Prague 6, the artificial ice rink at Dejvice district will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  The mobile ice area 18 x 25 meters is located at Victory square, near Šolínova street, where Farmer´s markets usually take place.

One of the most popular is in the city center at Ovocný trh, behind the Estates Theater. The opening ceremony takes place on St Nicholas (Sv Mikuláš) Eve, which is Dec. 5, at 5 pm with a special program. It will be open till the end of January, and admission is free.

In Prague 5, you can head to the Ice Stadium Nikolajka. An ice hockey stadium with a long tradition (established in 1961), it will serve for public ice skating during the weekends. The entrance fee is very low (only 40,- CZK) and same for 14 years. Open from November 16.



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