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Ice Skating in Paris 2024-2025

Only in Paris can one skate 60 metres above ground at the Eiffel Tower

Best time: December–early March

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This classic winter entertainment is much more atmospheric at Paris' seasonal open-air ice rinks. Paris always has a lovely program for skaters. So you can bring your family, friends or loved ones to feel a true delight. Paris offers a few excellent options in front of Hotel de Ville, at Trocadero, Jardin des Tuileries, and Champs-Elysees, but the most exclusive ice rink is set 60 metres above ground, at the Eiffel Tower. You can enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, a glass of mulled wine, and champagne on most of the skating rinks. Even oysters can be found there!

If you are more into the indoor skating, you will be glad to know about the possibility to visit Le Grand Palais des Glaces. It is the world's biggest ice skating rink that is held under the glass roof of Grand Palais. Spectacular and incredible playground of 3000 m2 will delight everyone that is young or old and will provide unforgettable experience and memories. The program consists of pirouettes, worn, jumps, spirals, double-flips and axels with more fun yet to come. So why not go for some skating if you've got the desire?

The rinks open in December and some get already closed in the first week of January. However, others including the glamorous Eiffel Tower skating rink operate until mid-February, and those around Hotel de Ville are available well into the beginning of March.

Practical info

What are the locations of the open-air ice rinks in Paris?

Paris offer several open-air skating rinks including the Eiffel Tower, Hotel de Ville, Trocadero, Jardin des Tuileries, and Champs-Elysees. Unique experiences and stunning views can be enjoyed at all these locations. Show more

When is the ideal time to visit Paris for ice skating?

From December to early March is the ideal time to visit Paris for ice skating as this is when the ice skating rinks are open. The duration varies with some closing at the first week of January while others like the Eiffel Tower skating rink stays open until mid-February. The Hotel de Ville rinks are available into March. Show more

What facilities are available at the open-air ice rinks in Paris?

Open-air ice rinks in Paris offer many facilities like renting of ice skates on the spot, storage lockers for personal belongings, and private igloos for an intimate experience. Visitors can additionally enjoy snacks like cocoa, mulled wine, oysters, and champagne. Show more

What is the location of the largest ice skating rink in the world?

Le Grand Palais des Glaces, the world's largest ice skating rink, is located under Grand Palais' glass roof at 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris. Measuring 3000 m2, it offers a thrilling ice skating experience for all ages with a program that includes double-flips, axels, spirals, jumps, pirouettes, and worn. Show more

When do the ice skating rinks in Paris close?

The ice skating rinks in Paris traditionally open in early December and close during the first week of January or around that time. Visitors should confirm the exact closing dates for each skating venue as the timing may vary. The Eiffel Tower rink will be available till mid-February, while those around the Hotel de Ville area will be available until early March. Show more

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