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Ice Skating in Seoul: 5 Best Rinks

Last updated on January 20, 2020

Are you looking for some winter fun? Check out the best indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks in Seoul and get ready to slide across the ice.

1. Grand Hyatt Ice Rink

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Open: December to February. Weekdays 12:00 – 21:00, weekends & national holidays 10:00 – 21:00. Closed on the last Monday of every month. Call for specific open dates.

This iconic hotel in the heart of Namsan overlooking Itaewon has an awesome outdoor swimming pool and sun deck. Since 2016, they’ve been turning them into a 910 square meter ice skating rink every winter. Taking advantage of its Han River views and the latest technology in design, lighting and sound, Grand Hyatt Seoul’s Ice Rink creates the feeling of a serene winter wonderland. Entrance fee is ₩20,000-30,000 for 2 hours, and skate rental is ₩10,000-20,000.

Grand Hyatt Seoul, 322 Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul; 02-797-1234, 02-799-8112/3 (direct)

2. Seoul Plaza Ice Rink

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Open: Dec. 21, 2019 to Feb. 10, 2020. Sunday-Thursday 10:00-21:30, Friday-Saturday & holidays 10:00-23:00.

Head over to Seoul City Hall station for a ₩1,000 ice skating experience. Skate rental included in the price. Parking available on the public parking lot.

Seoul Plaza Rink, 110 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul; 1339 Korea Travel Hotline: 02-1330 (Available in English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai and Malay)

3. Lotte World Indoor Skating Rink

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Open: All year

If you’re planning to do Lotte World and go skating on the same day, present your Lotte World Daily Passport Ticket at the ice rink ticket office to get 50% off entrance fee, which comes down to ₩5,500 for adults and ₩5,000 for children. Skate rentals run for ₩5,000.

Lotte World, 240 Olympic-ro, Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul

4. Olympic Park Ice Skating Rink

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Open: December 30, 2019 – February 2, 2020. 09:00-19:50 every day

If you live close to Jamsil, the outdoor rink at Olympic park is a nice option because it’s a five minute walk from Mongchontoseong Station (Subway line 8). For ₩3,000 you get to skate for 50 minutes. Or opt in for a day pass for ₩10,000. Skates and helmet rentals included in the entrance fee. You can rent gloves for ₩1,000.

Olympic Park Ice Skating Rink, 424 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul; 02-2180-3697/3564/3566 (Available in English)

5. Korea University Indoor Skating Rink

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Open to public: Weekdays 15:00-17:00, weekends 14:00-18:00

This indoor ice rink is super affordable, similar to the options offered by the city of Seoul. Entrance fee for adults is ₩7,000 and skate rental is ₩4,000. For Korea University students, entrance fee is ₩3,000 and rental is ₩2,000. Private and group lessons also available.

Korea University Ice Rink: 145 Anam-ro, Anamdong 5(o)-ga, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul; 02-3290-4243~5

Other options we recommend are Mokdong Indoor Ice Rink, Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul Ice Skating Rink and Taereung International Skating Rink in Gangwondo, which is open all year. For sledding, check out Ttukseom Hangang Park Sledding Hill, Korean Children’s Center Snow Sledding Field and Korean Folk Village Sledding Hill. You can read more about them here.

If skating or sledding isn’t your jam, check out ski resorts around Seoul and how to get there.

Published in Seoul Travel Guide

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