Seoulskate (skating rink)
The skating rink at Seoul Plaza, just in front of the Cityhall is a fun spot to take the kids during the winter break. I visited there with my younger sister who does not have a child but has a little girl at heart.
When we were kids, the ice rink in front of Seoul City Hall was a regular backdrop for news broadcasts in winter, and we used to watch reporters interviewing people at the skating rink.
Skating was something that my younger sister really wanted to do.
January 1st, when we went, was both a holiday and a Sunday, but the skating rink in the plaza was open as usual.
Little ones will love sledding down the snowbank in front of City Hall. When there's snow, kids can play anywhere.
Skate rink and lesson bookings can be made in advance using the internet. For detailed information, please refer to the website at the end.
The skating rink as a place for winter sports and cultural events has made it a popular destination for visitors to the city center and costs only 1,000 won per person.
On-site ticketing is accessible via kiosk or ticket office; however, it is recommended to check availability in advance as there is a maximum capacity for each time slot.
To ensure your safety, please read the instruction manual and then change your shoes to skates in the cloakroom.
Skaters must be at least 6 years old, and helmets and gloves are required.
Bring your gloves and the 1,000 won to enter the skating rink; you can borrow skates and safety helmets for free. (There are gloves available for rent for 1,000 won if you forget your own)
The skating rinks feature two separate ice surfaces, one for adults and one for children, and have a combined capacity of 700 skaters.
Adults can relax with a cup of coffee at the cafe located in front of the children's rink while watching their kids skating.
Since it was a holiday, the cafe was completely full, so we had to wait outside and watch other people skating until our turn came around.
Parents are also welcome to join their children on the 30x20m children's rink.
It seems that up to the lower grades of elementary school learn to skate at the children's rink, and children with better skills or older than the upper grades of elementary school seem to prefer large rinks where they ride with adults.
Skates can be rented 10 minutes before the doors open, so we watched other people skating until 4 p.m. when my sister was allowed in.
At 3:30, everyone was told to leave the skating rink for the ice resurfacing.
By using an electric ice resurfacer, a skating rink was transformed into a smooth, gleaming surface in about 30 minutes.
People's arms flap uncontrollably as they enter the rink because their bodies do not move as they believe.
All levels of skaters are welcome at this outdoor rink. After a couple of laps, even newcomers get used to it.
It's fun for both the skaters and the people who watch from the outside.
A place where couples on dates, families on outings, and sports fans of all ages can go skating. It was the skating rink at Seoul Plaza that made everyone happy.
Please take kids who are bored during winter break to burn off some energy.
Address : 110 Sejong-daero, Euljiro 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-70-7723-3000
Operation Hours : Friday-Saturday : 10:00 - 23:00, Sunday-Thursday : 10:00 -21:30 (Last entry 16:00. Monday & Tuesday closed)
Period : 21.Dec.2022 - 12.Feb.2023
Website : seoulskate.co.kr
Writer : i1214
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