If anything can persuade you to venture outside during this harsh Korean winter, it will be the opportunity to take advantage of the variety of ice skating rinks available. With the options ranging from indoor rinks open all year round to outdoor surfaces that are only frozen in the cold weather months, you will be spoilt for choice.
Korea University Ice Rink | Seongbuk-gu
An indoor rink situated in Korea University which is open to skaters all year round.
Price: Entrance fee W5,000 – W6,000. Skate rental W3,000.
Hours: Mon – Sun 2 – 6 pm. Vacation: Mon – Sat 1 – 6 pm. Sun 2 – 6 pm.
On the Korea University campus near Anam Stn. (line 6, ex. 1).
Yeouido Ice Park | Yeongdeungpo-gu
This rink is an ideal spot for families, with a sledding slope and winter-themed play area for all to enjoy.
Price: Entrance fee W1,000-W2,000. Skate rental W1,000
Hours: 10am – 9.30pm
Yeoui Station (line 5,9) exit 2
Lotte World Indoor Ice Skating Rink | Songpa-gu
Open all year round, this rink radiates the enchanting atmosphere Lotte World is well loved for.
Price: Adults W8,500. Skate rental W4,500.
Hours: Weekdays 11 am – 10:30 pm. Weekends 10 am – 10:30 pm.
Songpa-gu near Jamsil Stn. (lines 2 & 8, ex. 4).
Mokdong Ice Rink | Yangcheon-gu
The biggest indoor skating rink in Korea, originally built for international competitions, but regularly enjoyed by both athletes and the public alike.
Price: Entrance fee W3,000 – W4,000.
Hours: Skate rental W3,000 for the first 2 hours. W1,000 for every additional hour.
Mon – Sat: 2 – 6 pm. Sun & holidays 12 pm – 6 pm. Vacation: 10 am – 6 pm.
Near Omokgyo Stn. (line 5).
Grand Hyatt Seoul Ice Rink | Yongsan-gu
The Hotel’s outdoor swimming pool is transformed into a romantic and magical ice skating rink for the winter months and has been used in several dramas and movies.
Price: Entrance fee W26,000- W32,000. Skate rental W20,000
Hours: Mon – Fri: 12 – 9 pm. Weekends and holidays 10 am – 9pm
The Grand Hyatt Seoul is located up the hill from Hangangjin Stn. (line 6, ex. 1).
Olympic Park Ice Rink | Songpa-gu
A must visit for tourists in Seoul, this rink is surrounded by museums and fortresses which are almost as impressive as the rink itself.
Price: W2,000 admission, with skate rental W1,000.
Hours: 9 am – 8:30 pm
Olympic Park Stn. (line 5) and Mongchontoseong Stn. (line 8).
Seoul Plaza Ice Rink | Jung-gu
All skaters are welcomed here with its free entry and exciting winter activities- but don’t forget your gloves as you may be denied entry without them!
Price: Entrance fee + skate rental W1,000
Hours: 10 am – 9:30 pm Sun-Thurs, 10 am – 11 pm on Fri, Sat and holidays
City Hall Stn. (lines 1 & 2, ex. 7).
One Mount Snow Park | Ilsanseo-gu
The first winter themed indoor park in Korea. This rink is a favourite to many for its mystical atmosphere and the abundance of activities available.
Price: Entrance fee weekdays W25,000, weekends W30,000. Skate rental W5,000
Hours: Weekdays 10 am-7 pm, weekends 10 am – 8 pm
Juyeop Station (line 3) exit 3. 10 min walk.
Seoul Arts Center Ice Rink: Ice Dream | Seocho-gu
This outdoor rink is only open during the winter season and can be enjoyed alongside a variety of themed performances and exhibitions.
Price: Entrance fee W8,000. Skate rental included
Hours: 10 am – 8 pm
Seoul Subway Station Line 3, Exit 5.
Taereung International Skating Rink | Nowon-gu
Another year-round skating rink, popular among competitive skaters but open for the public to enjoy too.
Price: Entrance fee W3,000 – W4,000. Skate rental W3,000.
Hours: 10 am – 7 pm.
Taereung Training Center, San 223-19, Gongreung-dong, Nowon-gu.
Kwang Woon University Ice Rink | Nowon-gu
This rink offers daily usage, all year round, as well as lessons for more enthusiastic skaters.
Price: Entrance fee W4,000 – W4,500. Skate rental W2,500 – W3,000.
Hours: Weekdays 2 – 5 pm. Weekends 12 – 5 pm.
Kwang Woon University in Nowon-gu, near Seongbuk Stn. (line 1, ex. 2).
Sheraton Walkerhill Ice Rink | Gwangjin-gu
Situated atop the slopes of Mount Acha, the rink is notable for its beautiful view overlooking the Han River.
Price: Entrance fee + Skate rental weekdays W32,000, weekends W42,000.
Hours: Weekdays 12 pm – 9 pm, weekends 12 pm -10 pm.
Take the hotel shuttle at Gwangnaru Stn (line 5, ex. 2).
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