+ A bigger list of indoor and outdoor rinks!
Czechs have a deep connection to Hockey, and in turn to ice skating. If you are like most expats, you probably have never skated. Consider this winter the time to fix that. Round up the family and head out to get your feet in a pair of skates and get out on the slippery stuff.
A couple of things first:
- If your Czech is not so great, the key words you’re looking for on websites are Veřejné bruslení, it means Public skating. Now you know!
- If you are a true beginner, you might take 8 minutes and watch this:
Here we go!
Na Frantisku Outdoor Rink
Ice skating in the heart of Prague. It doesn’t get much better than this. The rink is next to the Na Františku Hospital on Kozí street between the Vltava and the Jewish Quarter. It’s a great starting point for skating and sightseeing in the old town. It’s big too, checking in at 40m x 21m! Weekdays: 8:00 to 17:30 hours and Saturdays 12:30 to 19:00 hours and Sundays 10:00 to 17:00 hours More info on opening hours (in Czech)
Skating in the heart of town, this time in Ovocny Trh. This square sits in the space between Celetna and Rytířská streets. The rink measures 14×30 meters and is just a quick jump from Staromeske Namesti (Old Town square). Restaurants and cafes are all around for you to warm up and have a drink! It opens on Dec 5. FREE admission; rental skates available. Open daily from 9:00 to 21:00 hours.
Tower Ice Park
Skating under the massive presence of the most curious tower and the David Cerny babies crawling on it is a unique experience. This is one of the great locations for a rink in the world. The rink is good sized at 40 x 20 meters. It’s connected to the Miminoo cafe where you can relax before and after skating. In the summer they have minigolf! The ice rink is open every day – weekdays from 12:00 to 21:00 hours and weekends 9:00 to 21:00 hours.
Žižkov Television Tower (Žižkovská televizní věž), Mahlerovy sady 1, Praha 3 – Žižkov, 130 00
For the P6 and P7 crowd, the rink to hit is Letna Field. It’s close to transport being across the street from Sparta Stadium at the Sparta tram stop. The rink is open daily from 9:00 to 21:00 until Feb 18. In May, the Prague Beer Festival will be hosted at the same location!
Letenská pláň, Letenská pláň, Praha 7 – Letná, 170 00
On the other side of town is the Gutovka rink. Open from January until March 15, the rink is a great spot for the P10 crowd. It’s about 400sq meters. It’s got a restaurant a couple of steps from the rink and a rental area. Check out their Facebook page Open from 15:00-17:00 weekdays, and 10:00 to 22:00 weekends. And for people from all over Prague, this place with kids is awesome in the Summertime! Crazy fun.
Gutova 39, Praha 10 – Strašnice , 100 00
Arkady Pankrac Mall Every day from 9:00 to 21:00 Arkady Pankrac, Na Pankraci 86, 140 00 Prague 4
Cerny Most shopping center Everyday from 9:00 to 21:00. Rentals available Centrum Cerny Most, Chlumecka 765/6, 190 00 Prague 9
Zimní stadion Nikolajka – Weekends 14:00 to 16:00 – It’s only 40Kc!
Ice stadium HASA Weekdays 9:00 – 11:00, Saturday 10:00-12:00, 16:00-18:00, Sunday10:00-12:00 Sámova 1, Vršovice, Prague-Prague 10, Czech Republic
Zimní stadion Bronzová Weekdays 14:30 to 1900, Weekends 900 to 1900 Bronzová 1387/37, 155 00 Praha 13
Zimní stadion Kobra – Weekends: 14:30–16:30 Mikuleckého 1584, Braník, Praha-Praha 4, Česko
Bruslení u Kulaťáku – Weekdays: 10:00 – 19:30, Weekends: 10:00 – 18:00 (Small mobile rink) Vítězné nám., Dejvice, 160 00 Praha-Praha 6
Zimní stadion Hvězda – Every Sunday: 17:30-19:30 Na Rozdílu 1, Vokovice, Prague-Prague 6, Czech Republic
Kluziště na Náměstí -14. Října Every day: 10:00-20:00 Náměstí 14. Října, Anděl, Praha-Praha 5