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Seoul Ice Skating Rinks

More than 200,000 people flock to Seoul Ice Skating Rinks during winter to enjoy the cold outdoors breeze

Seoul Ice Skating Rinks

With beautiful Seoul as the backdrop and chilly winter temperatures there is no better destination for some wintertime fun. As the temperature drops, outdoor skating rinks all across the city open up to the public. The two most popular rinks in town are the Seoul Square ice skating rink and The Olympic Park skating rink. Hundreds of thousands of people, both pro and novice, clamor to these sites every year to have fun and chill out.

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What is the optimum time of year for ice skating in Seoul?

Ice skating in Seoul is ideal from late December to early February when the temperatures are cold enough to keep the ice frozen. Skating during this time means there's more daylight hours to enjoy your time on the rink. It's highly recommended to visit during this time to enjoy the best winter conditions in Seoul. Show more

Which rinks are the most popular ice skating destinations in Seoul?

Among all the ice skating rinks in Seoul, the Seoul Square ice skating rink and The Olympic Park skating rink are the two most popular rinks. The Seoul Square ice skating rink is located at the center of the city near City Hall while The Olympic Park skating rink is located within the Olympic Park. These sites attract many people every year and are considered the best winter leisure spots in Seoul. Show more

What are the operating hours for Seoul Square ice skating rink?

Skating enthusiasts can enjoy Seoul Square ice skating rink from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. during the winter season. Note that skating sessions have a duration of one and a half hours per session. Weekdays are less busy, so it's best to visit then to avoid crowds. For those who love the stars, night sessions from 10 p.m. until midnight are also available. Show more

How much does renting skates and visiting the Olympic Park skating rink cost?

Visitors to Olympic Park skating rink must pay KRW 2,000 (USD 1.75) for adults and KRW 1,000 (USD 0.90) for children. This fee is for two hours of skating and includes skate rental. Visitors can also try other winter activities like ice sledding, ice hockey, and tobogganing at an additional price. Show more

Are skating lessons available for beginners at Olympic Park and Seoul Square?

At both Seoul Square and Olympic Park skating rinks, beginners can get skating lessons. Seoul Square rink offers one-on-one lessons for KRW 25,000 (USD 21.90) per 30 minutes, while Olympic Park skating rink offers group lessons for KRW 50,000 (USD 44) per four sessions. These skating lessons offer valuable ice-skating experience and improve skills in no time. Show more

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