Best Places to Enjoy Ice Skating in Prague

15 Best Ice Skating Rinks in Prague 2016/2017: Where to go?

One of the best things to do in Prague during the Winter is ice skating. Probably due to the Czechs’ love of ice hockey, ice skating is also very popular among the local people. If you have never tried it, Prague is a perfect place to do so. It’s a lot of fun and nothing can compare to an evening ice skating among the historical buildings of Prague.

There are various outdoor and indoor places to go in Prague, and here is our comprehensive list. Don’t worry if you don’t have ice skates with you, at most of the locations you can rent a pair for a small amount of money (usually around 50,- CZK). All of the places also offer sharpening of ice skates.

LOCAL APPROACH Most of the local Prague citizens just wait until it’s very cold (below 10 °C) and waters freeze to simply enjoy ice skating in nature. This includes also the Vltava river or dam Slapy.

If we have missed out your favorite ice skating rink, please let us know in the comments below and we will be happy to include it.

1. Na Frantisku

OUR TIP Outdoor ice skating area Na Frantisku is traditional and well known among locals. The best thing is probably its location,next to the Vltava river and Jewish Quarter in Prague’s Old Town, so you are basically enjoying ice skating in the heart of historical Prague. The rink itself is pretty big (40 x 20 meters) and rental of ice skates is available.

Ice Skating at the Na Frantisku Outdoor Rink in the Prague's Old Town
Ice Skating at the Na Frantisku Outdoor Rink in the Prague’s Old Town (Image Source: praha1.cz)
  • Opening hours
    • Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays: 8 am to 5:30 pm (with a break from 3:30 to 4 pm for rink maintenance)
    • Tuesday: 8 am to 9:45 am; 11:30 am to 5:30 pm (with a break from 3:30 to 4 pm for rink maintenance)
    • Friday: 8 am to 1 pm; 4 pm to 5:30 pm
    • Saturdays: 12:30 pm to 7 pm
    • Sunday: 10 am to 7 pm
  • Entrance fee: 50,- CZK
  • Ice skates rental: 50,- CZK
  • Rink size: 40 x 20 meters
  • Address: Verejne hriste Na Frantisku, Kozi, 110 00 Prague 1

2. Ovocny Trh

OUR TIP Another beautiful ice skating rink located in the heart of Prague is at Ovocny trh. Since it is operated by Prague city hall there is no entrance fee and lots of fun events (especially during the weekends). This ice rink is open daily, including weekends, from 10 am to 10 pm until the end of January 2017. Ice skates rental is available.

Ice Skating at Ovocny Trh Outdoor Rink in the Prague's Old Town
Ice Skating at Ovocny Trh Outdoor Rink in the Prague’s Old Town (Image Source: praha1.cz)
  • Opening hours: everyday 10 am to 10 pm
  • Entrance fee: free for everyone
  • Ice skates rental: 50,- CZK for kids and 100,- CZK for adults
  • Rink size: 30 x 14 meters
  • AddressOvocny trh, 110 00 Prague 1

3. Tower Ice Park

OUR TIP This is a brand new modern ice park right below the famous Zizkov Tower. Opened in 2014, it has a length of 30 meters and width of 14 meters. It’s also right next to a fancy restaurant, MIMINOO, so when you are tired from ice skating you can get something to eat from a grill or hot home-made punch, bombardino, mulled wine, or hot chocolate. Rental of ice skates is available.

Ice Skating at the rink Tower Ice Park Below the Zizkov Tower
Ice Skating at the rink Tower Ice Park Below the Zizkov Tower (Image Source: towerpark.cz)
  • Opening hours
    • Working days: 12 – 2 pm; 3 to 5 pm; 6 to 9 pm
    • Weekends: 9 to 11 am; 12 – 2 pm; 3 to 5 pm; 6 to 9 pm
  • Entrance fee: 100,- CZK (120,- CZK from 6 pm); kids below 125 cm have free entrance
  • Ice skates rental: 50,- CZK
  • Rink size: 30 x 14 meters
  • Address: Zizkov Tower, Mahlerovy sady 1, 130 00 Prague 3

4. Letna Field

OUR TIP This brand new ice rink (opened on December 3, 2016) operated by Prague city hall at Letna offers free entrance to members of the public and various family events. The ice rink is pretty spacious (40 x 20 meters) and open daily, including weekends from 9 am to 9 pm until January 1, 2017. It’s located at Letna Field and surrounded by a beautiful park close to Milady Horakove street in front of the AC Sparta Prague football stadium. Ice skates rental is available.

Ice Skating Rink on the Letna Field
Ice Skating Rink on the Letna Field (Image Source: praha.eu)

5. Gutovka

Gutovka” is a popular ice skating rink located in the middle of apartment blocks in a sports area of the same name. During the week, it is mainly used as a ice hockey field, and during specific times you can also enjoy public ice skating. The weekend is almost exclusively dedicated to ice skating. Ice skates rental is available.

Ice Skating at Gutovka Areal
Ice Skating at Gutovka Areal (Image Source: gutovka.cz)

6. Galerie Harfa Shopping Mall

The last ice skating rink located at a shopping mall is the one at Galerie Harfa. It’s very special due to its location on the rooftop of the shopping center. The ice rink is quite spacious with a length of 30 meters and width of 20 meters. The rink is open from 1 pm to 2:30 pm, only for kids with parents, and continues to 8:30 pm. Ice skates rental is available, and the last day of the season is March 31, 2017.

Ice Skating at the Rooftop of Galerie Harfa Shopping Center
Ice Skating at the Rooftop of Galerie Harfa Shopping Center (Image Source: galerieharfa.cz)
  • Opening hours: everyday 1 pm to 8:30 pm
    • Kids only: 1 pm to 2:30 pm for kids with parents
    • Public hours: 3 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Entrance fee: 50,- CZK; kids smaller than 150 cm have free entrance
  • Ice skates rental: 60,- CZK for adults; 30,- CZK for kids
  • Rink size: 30 x 20 meters
  • Address: Galerie Harfa, Ceskomoravska 2420/15a, 190 93 Prague 9

7. Arkady Pankrac Shopping Mall

In order to attract more visitors, many Prague’s shopping centers now have their own outdoor ice skating rinks. One of them is located in front of the Arkady Pankrac mall. The location and surroundings are not really romantic (shopping mall, business office parks), but the rink is open every day from 9 am to 9 pm. It’s perfect when you need to do shopping, anyway. The rink will stay open until the end of February 2017.

Ice Skating in front of Arkady Pankrac Shopping Center
Ice Skating in front of Arkady Pankrac Shopping Center (Image Source: arkady-pankrac.cz)

8. Cerny Most Shopping Mall

Another shopping mall with its own ice rink is the Cerny Most shopping center. Just like the Arkady shopping mall, the location is not exactly magical, but it’s great to just combine your usual shopping with a bit of ice skating with your kids. The rink is open everyday from 9 am to 9 pm and should be open until the end of January 2017. Ice skates rental is available.

Ice Skating in front of Cerny Most Shopping Center
Ice Skating in front of Cerny Most Shopping Center (Image Source: centrumcernymost.cz)

Indoor Ice Skating Stadiums

Besides the outdoor ice skating which has obviously much better and authentic atmosphere, you can also enjoy the ice skating indoor at various ice hockey stadiums in Prague. Most of those venues can also be rented for private events (company teambuilding, ice hockey matches with friends etc.).

9. Exhibition Grounds Holesovice

You can enjoy public ice skating located in the beautiful exhibition complex “Vystaviste Holesovice” every Saturday until the end of January 2017. Parking is available in the complex parking area.

10. Ice Arena Letnany

This is mainly used as a stadium for ice hockey, but also offers public hours for ice skating. It is located next to Letnany shopping center and Letnany Lagoon aqua park, so you can do lots of activities in the surrounding area.

  • Opening hours
    • Mondays: 10 am to 12 pm
    • Thursdays: 10:15 am to 12:15 pm
    • Sundays: 10 am to 12 pm; 2 pm to 4 pm; 8 pm to 10 pm
  • Entrance fee: 80,- CZK for adults; 40,- CZK for kids
  • Ice skates rental: 80,- CZK
  • Rink size: 60 x 30 meters
  • AddressIce Arena Letnany, Tupolevova 669, 199 00 Prague 18

11. Ice Stadium Nikolajka

Another ice hockey stadium with a long tradition (established in 1961) which also serves for figure skating and public ice skating during the weekends. Interesting fact is the entrance fee is very low (only 40,- CZK) and same for 14 years.

12. Ice Stadium Hvezda

This is the home stadium of the local ice hockey team HC Hvezda Praha. Public ice skating is open only during the weekends.

13. Ice Stadium Kobra

This is the home stadium of the local ice hockey team HC Kobra Praha. Public ice skating is open only during the weekends. A restaurant is part of the stadium complex, so you can have a hot beverage or meal.

14. Hotel Hasa Ice Stadium

This is proof of how much Czechs love ice. There is 2-star hotel called Hasa in Prague which has its own ice stadium, used mainly for ice hockey but also for public ice skating. Although we can’t recommend the accommodation (see our Prague accommodation tips), the ice stadium is great.

15. School Ice Stadium Bronzova

This ice stadium belongs to the elementary school Bronzova in Prague 13. It offers public ice skating during the weekends, but you need to bring your own ice skates as rental is unfortunately not available.

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One thought on “15 Best Ice Skating Rinks in Prague 2016/2017: Where to go?

  1. hasa is not a hockey rink. and its not a hotel with its own rink. its a rink with a hotel so that countrys top figure skaters have a place to stay.

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