Just this week, we posted about a way to take a day trip from Prague up to the mountains for a nice bit of skiing or snowboarding (which you can find here but what if you were thinking of sticking closer to home but still wanted to get a bit of fresh air in whilst hitting the ice?
In that case, we would like to recommend a couple of ice skating rinks here in Prague. Ice skating rinks are a great place to take the kids or even, perhaps, a first date. Nothing quite like sliding around in circles on the ice and trying to keep each other from falling over!
When it comes to skating rinks (both indoor and outdoor), Prague has got you covered. There are a variety of locations and rink sizes – and nearly all of them will rent you the skates if you don’t own a pair. Keeping your balance on the skates? Well, that’s up to you.
So, let’s have a look at a couple of them, shall we?
One of the smaller rinks in Prague is in Žižkov, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in, shall we say, it’s unusual surroundings.
Located under the infamous Prague TV Tower, the rink is open from December through March and certainly offers a unique environment. additionally, if you’re looking for a warm drink before testing your luck, you will find hot wines and other spirits at the Miminoo restaurant located just beyond the wall of the rink.
During the week, the rink opens at 3:00pm (15:00) and you can skate until 5:00pm (17:00) for only 100 crowns per two hour block. From 5pm to 6pm they clean up the ice and then re-open. You can skate to your hearts content until 9pm (21:00) for only 20 crowns more. Weekends and holidays offer a wider schedule, beginning at 9am. They also offer family discounts and special prices for the little ones. Skate rentals are 50 crowns or, if you have your own pair, they offer sharpening for the same price. For more information visit http://www.towerpark.cz In the image above you can barely see the base of the tower, but trust us, it’s there!
There’s a much larger rink at Letna Park. Measuring in at 40x20m, it even has a 22x10m kids section… but the best part is that entry is free! The rink is open until March 1st, 2020. You can find it just across the road from the AC Sparta Prague Football Stadium at Milady Horakove, Prague 7, 170 00. For operating hours and other info, click here: https://prahasportovni.eu/kluziste-na-letne-2019/
Under the tv tower is a bit… kitschy, and Letna Park is fine, but the rink doesn’t really have a view of much beside a tram stop and a busy road… so what if you have guests in town and want to be able to appreciate the beauty of Prague 1 architecture while skating?
In that case you might want to check out Na Františku in Prague 1. Not far from the Vltava river and Jewish Quarter in Old Town, the rink is the same size as the Letna location and has the benefit of being surrounded by those great Prague 1 buildings. To check their holiday hours, visit: http://www.hristenafrantisku.cz/aktualne.php The entry fee is 50 crowns and skate rental is also 50 crowns. The rink is located at Verejne hriste Na Frantisku, Kozi, Prague 1, 110 00.
One last one we would be remiss not to mention is the rink at Ovocny Trh.
Not unlike The rink at Na Františku, this one is smack dab in the center and gives you a nice bit of scenery while you’re skating around, but unlike Františku, this rink is free! It’s open from 10am to 10pm (22:00) each day and the rink is a pretty good size at 30x14m. Skate rentals are 50 crowns for kids and 100 for adults. You can find it just behind Na Příkopě at Ovocny trh, Prague 1, 110 00.
Enjoy! And tell them CitySpy sent you!