Czechs are loyal fans of ice hockey. Most of the citizens are familiar with many hockey players, but perhaps, the most famous and well-known one is Jaromír Jágr. He succeeded in the Czech local league and the National Hockey League (NHL) throughout his career.  Jágr’s passion for hockey started pretty early. When he was three years old, he showed considerable interest in skating. In one of his interviews, he admitted that he does 1,000 squats daily from the age of seven. When he turned 15, he already played in the highest level of competition in Czechoslovakia for HC Kladno. Two years later, Jágr became the youngest player in Czechoslovakia’s national team. Fun fact: 68 is the number he was wearingRead more.

Are you closely following all the action of the hockey world championships? Still searching for the perfect spot to watch the games, enjoy some Czech beer, and maybe win a few prizes? Well, it’s not too late to cheer on your favorite team at the perfect beachside venue, Žluté lázně. It’s no secret why this Prague hotspot has become a favorite for locals and expats alike. From its beautiful beach to sports facilities and great restaurants, Žluté lázně offers more than just the perfect sound and picture for watching the championships. Two to three games will be shown nightly with the party continuing until late hours with a DJ and giveaways. You have until May 26 to grab your friends,Read more.

It’s that time of year again where everyone’s bundled up and not wanting to leave home unless it’s truly necessary. But what if I told you there were public ice skating rinks scattered throughout Prague? That kind of brightens the weather up a bit, don’t you think? As a generally inexpensive activity, gather up the gang and head out to a rink with some mulled wine instead of cat-sitting in front of the television! As for the ice skating rinks, here are a few that we know of so far: Ovocný trh Location: Ovocný trh, Prague 1 Price: FREE Rental: YES Opening times: 6.12.2011 – 31.1.2012 / Open Daily, 10:00 – 22:00 Tower Ice Park Location: Zizkov Tower, Mahlerovy sadyRead more.