Prague on ice: Where to lace up and practice your figure eights in 2020

Skating rinks are now opening across the Czech capital; there are a few new entries on the list this year

Raymond Johnston

Written by Raymond Johnston Published on 10.12.2020 11:22 (updated on 10.12.2020) Time to read: 2 minutes

Skating rinks across Prague are opening for the winter season. Many of the city's rinks are in scenic locales and offer skate rentals, refreshments, and open-air fun throughout the holiday season.

This year, of course, opening hours and crowd limits are subject to change at very short notice so it is best to double check each rink's website before going. Many places recommend that visitors bring their own skates this year for hygienic reasons. Some also recommend cashless payments.

Many rinks have confusing hours, closing for maintenance at times in the day. Ticket prices can also be tricky as some are for specific time slots and not for all day. Hours for Christmas are often shorter than normal. Some places will be having family events close to the holidays, and those are listed on the venue’s  website or Facebook page.

The most popular rinks are at the big field at Letná Park in Prague 7 and Hvězda in Prague 6. Those two are also free. The rink at Ovocný trh, near Old Town Square, is opening relatively late this year, on Dec. 21.

There are new rinks in Prague 2 at Havlíčkovy sady near the Gröbova vila (Grebovka) and in Folimanka park.

Among the privately operated rinks, the one under the Žižkov TV Tower is popular, and located next to a small restaurant, which has above-average refreshments.

Prague 1

Skating at Ovocny Trh / Photo via Prague.eu
Skating at Ovocny Trh / Photo via Prague.eu

Na Františku

Dates: Until March 15, 2021; hours vary

Location: next to Na Františku hospital, Kozí Street

Admission: Adults CZK 70; children to14 years CZK 40

Services: skate rental, sharpening

Website


Ovocný trh

Dates: Dec. 21–Feb. 15; daily 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Location: next to the Estates Theatre, Ovocný trh

Admission, services: details not yet available

Website

Prague 2

Havlíčkovy sady

Dates: Until Feb. 28, 2021; daily 9 a.m.–8 p.m.

Location: behind Rose Garden pavilion near the villa, Havlíčkovy sady

Admission: Adults CZK 50; children to 6 years free

Services: skate rental; snacks

Website


Folimanka Park

Dates: Until Feb. 28, 2021; daily 9 a.m.–8 p.m.

Address: under the Nusle Bridge, Folimanka

Admission: Adults CZK 50; children to 6 years free

Services: skate rental; snacks

Website

Prague 3

Žižkov TV Tower (Tower Park)

Dates: Until March 30. 3. 2021; daily 9 a.m.–9 p.m. with maintenance breaks

Address: Mahlerovy sady

Services: skate rental, adjacent restaurant

Admission: CZK 100 to CZK 120, depending on the time of day; reduced price CZK 80, children up to 125 cm free

Website

Prague 4

PRIVATE PROPERTIES

Apartment for rent, 2+kk - 1 bedroom, 65m<sup>2</sup>

Apartment for rent, 2+kk - 1 bedroom, 65m2

Olbrachtova, Mladá Boleslav - Mladá Boleslav II

Apartment for rent, 4+kk - 3 bedrooms, 104m<sup>2</sup>

Apartment for rent, 4+kk - 3 bedrooms, 104m2

Podskalská, Praha 2 - Nové Město

Apartment for rent, 3+kk - 2 bedrooms, 72m<sup>2</sup>

Apartment for rent, 3+kk - 2 bedrooms, 72m2

Mnichovická, Praha 4 - Háje

OC Arkády Pankrác

Dates: Until Feb. 28, 2021; daily 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

Address: Na Pankráci 86

Admission: CZK 50; children to 6 years free

Services: skate rental; snacks

Website


Westfield Chodov

Dates: Dec. 13–Jan. 31; 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

Address: near the mall’s A entrance, Roztylská 2321/19,

Admission: Adults CZK 120; children 7 to 15 years CZK 80; up to 6 years free

Services: skate rental, refreshments, WiFI

Website


Blue school (Modrá škola)

Dates: Until Feb. 7, 2021; workdays 1 p.m.–7 p.m.; weekends 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

Address: Kupeckého 576, Háje (also called Prague 11)

Admission: Free

Website

Prague 6

Hvězda

Dates: Until Feb. 28, 2021; daily 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

Address: Vypich in front of Hvězda

Admission: free

Services: skate rental, sharpening, refreshments

Website

AGENCY PROPERTIES

Apartment for rent, 1+KK - Studio, 29m<sup>2</sup>

Apartment for rent, 1+KK - Studio, 29m2

Jana Želivského, Praha 3 - Žižkov

Apartment for rent, 2+kk - 1 bedroom, 61m<sup>2</sup>

Apartment for rent, 2+kk - 1 bedroom, 61m2

Americká, Praha 2 - Vinohrady

Apartment for rent, 2+kk - 1 bedroom, 42m<sup>2</sup>

Apartment for rent, 2+kk - 1 bedroom, 42m2

Silurská, Praha 5 - Hlubočepy

Apartment for rent, 2+kk - 1 bedroom, 49m<sup>2</sup>

Apartment for rent, 2+kk - 1 bedroom, 49m2

Americká, Praha 2 - Vinohrady

Prague 7

Letná

Dates: Until Feb. 28; 2021; daily 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

Address: Letenská pláň (Letná plain), Milady Horákové Street

Admission: Free

Services: two rinks, skate rental, refreshments

Website

Prague 9

Centrum Černý Most

Dates: Until Jan. 31, 2021; 9 a.m.–9 p.m. with maintenance breaks

Address: mall’s western entrance, Chlumecká 765/6

Admission: CZK 80, children up to 5 years free of charge

Services: skate rental, helmets for children, refreshments

Website

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