Ice Skating Rinks Seoul Area
Ice Skating is available on rinks all over the outskirts of Seoul in the winter, as well in at some locations inside the city. Since skating is a popular activity here, rink is quite crowded particularly during the Korean school winter breaks. You can buy ice-skates at reasonable prices in many locations including Dongdaemun Market. They are also available for rent at some rinks.
Lessons are offered at many of the rinks. Figure skating instructors can also easily be found as well.
For information, including directions, on any of the sites listed below, you can contact 120 ext 9 (Seoul City) or 02-1330 (Korea Tourism Organisation).
INDOOR YEAR-ROUND RINKS:
Bundang Olympic Sports Center has an indoor rink that offers a wide range of skating options including, speed skating, figure skating and ice hockey lessons. There’s also a skate-blade repair shop on site as well as a skate rental shop. Hours: 10AM to 6Pm Weekdays and 9AM to 4PM Weekends. Admission: W5,500 Adults, W5,000 Students and W4,500 Children (must be over 5 y-o-a). Rentals: skates W3,000, helmets W1,000. Tel: 031-708-7486. Getting There: take the Bundang subway line to Seohyeon station exit #2, then take the escalator to the second floor of the Samsung Plaza building and walk about 10 minutes or take a taxi for about 5 minutes. Buses 2, 2-1, 16-1, 17-1, 6, 200, 909, 910 stop nearby. Free parking is available in the parking lot below. Website: Korean only.
Korea University Ice Skating Rink is an indoor rink open to the public all year-round. Free skating hours 3-5PM Weekdays/2-6PM Weekends. During school break periods (mid-July - end of August / mid-December - end February) 1-6PM. Closed Seollal and Chuseok Holidays. Cost: Adults W6,000/ Students W5,500/ Children W5,000 / Rentals W3,000. To get there, take Line 6 to Korea University Station and go out Exit #3, then take bus #20 and get off at the Korea University bus stop. The rink is located on the 1st floor basement. Address:145, Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul.
Lotte World has a giant fully enclosed hockey sized ice skating rink that is open year-round on floor B3 of the Lotte World shopping complex (Jamsil Station Lines 2 and 8 Exit 3). Hours are from 11AM to 10:30PM Weekdays / 10AM-10:30PM Weekends. The cost for 3 hours skating ranges from around W10,000 for youth to about W11,000 for adults. Skates rent for around W5,000. Address: 240 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Tancheon Sports Complex in Seongnam Gyeonggi-do has an indoor ice rink that offers a full-range of activities from speed skating to figure skating to ice hockey.Hours: 10AM to 5:50PM Weekdays and Public Holidays and 10AM to 5:50PM Weekends. Admission: Adults W3,600/Students W3,000/Children W2,400. Rental (skates, helmets) from W500 to W3,000. Tel. 031-725-7140. Located on the other side of Tancheon from Yatap Station in Bundang.
Taereung Indoor Ice Rink is a speed-skating rink located at 223-19 Gongneung 2 -dong, Nowon-gu, Seoul. Hours: 10am-6pm. Tel: 02-1262-2330. To get there, go to Taereung Station, Subway Line 6/7, Exit 7. Take the village bus 82 and alight at the Korea Institute of Sport Science.
WINTER INDOOR RINKS:
One Mount's Snow Park, an indoor winter theme park in Ilsan, offers a large indoor rink, separted for skaters and sledders. The entrance fee of W30,000 weekdays/W35,000 weekends includes skating (skate rentals an extra W5000). Address: 300 Hallyu-world-ro, Ilsan-g, Goyang, Gyeonggi-do. Hours: 10AM-8PM. December to end January/early February.
OUTDOOR RINKS: (Note that many outdoor rinks close for grooming for about an hour at Noon)
City Hall Square-Seoul Square (CLOSED WINTER 2016) public outdoor skating rink erected every December in front of Seoul City Hall. Generally closes around mid-February. Hours: Monday-Thursday 10AM-10PM/ Friday-Sunday10AM-11PM. Cost is W1,000/hour including skate rental. Info 3210-1267/8 (may be Korea only, if so try 120 ext 9). Online reservations in English available for skating lesson sessions. Getting There: (Line 1 Stop 132 or Line 2 Stop 201) and go out Exit 6. The Gwanghwahum Station (Exit 5) and Euljiro 1-ga Station (Exits 1 or 8) are within 10-minutes walking distance. (Closed winter 2016-2017)
Garden 5 Ice Skating Rink is located in front of the Life building within the Garden 5 Complex in Songpa, Seoul. The rink is an excellent venue for night skating. Hours: 10AM to 9PM Weekdays / 10AM to 10PM Weekends. Admission: W2,000 Adults, W1500 teens and W1,000 children. Skates rent for W1,000 and beginner skating clases are about W20,000/person. Tel: 02-2157-4089. Getting there: take line 8 to Jangji Station, Stop 819. Website is in Korean only.
Grand Hyatt Hotel in Itaewon converts its outdoor pool into a skating rink from December to end February. Tel: 02-799-8112. The rink is open to the public as well as to guests. Skating lessons are available. Cost ~W26,000 Mon-Fri / W30,000 Weekends and National Holidays. Hours: Weekdays Noon-9PM / Weekends and Public Holidays 10AM-9PM. This rink is generally less crowded than many others and offers a beautiful night view of the city.
Gwacheon Sports Complex also has a skating rink and offers lessons, from learning to skate to figure skating, etc. (website in Korean only). Tel: 500-1320 (expect Korean-only speaker). Hours: 10AM-6PM. Cost: Weekdays W3,700/Weekends W4,000. Getting there: Take line 4 to Government Complex stop 439, exit 9.
Hangang Riverside Park has two rinks that operate for a short period in winter. Jamsil area in Songpa can be accessed via Sincheon Station, line 2, stop 217, Exit 7.
I'Park Mall Yongsan offers a small ice rink on its rooftop courtyard from December to mid-end February Hours: Sun-Thu 10AM to 9PM / Fri-Sat 10AM to 8PM. Cost: W1000 + skate rental W1000. Getting there: Take the subway to Yongsan Station (Line 1 Stop 135 / Jungang Line Stop K110). Follow the I'Park signs (connected to the subway station) and go to I'Park's 4th floor. The rink is on the roof of the 4th floor.
Mokdong Ice Rink is part of a huge sports complex. Address: 939, Anyangcheon-ro, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul. Hours: Weekdays 2PM to 6PM / Weekends and National Holidays 12PM to 6PM. Cost: Adults W4,000 (Weekdays) and W5,200 (Weekends and PH)/ Students W3,500 (Weekdays) and W4,500 (Weekends and PH)/ Children W3,000 (Weekdays) and W3,900 (Weekends and PH). Rental ~W3000 for the first 2hours and W1000 per extra hour. To get there, go to Omokgyo Station on Line 5 (stop 521), take exits 2/3 and then walk about 10 minutes. Tel: 2649-8454 re lessons (Korean-speaker only probably). Website in Korean only. Tel: 02-2649-8455/6 (Korean speaker).
Olympic Park Ice Skating Rink is an outdoor rink open from December to mid-February. Hours: 9AM to 8:30PM. About W1,500 for 90 minutes / Rental W500.To get there, take subway Line 8 to Mongchontoseong station Exit #1.
Sangam MBC Skate Rink (the plaza in front of the MBC building) at 267 Seongnam-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul. The rink operates from end December to early February 10AM to 9:30PM. Weekdays W3000/Weekends W5000.
Seoul Art Center is hosting ICE DREAM located near the entrance of the Seoul Calligraphy Art Museum. Entrance W8,000 adults / W6,000 students (high school and younger) for one hour of skating. Cost includes skates rental. Hours: 11AM-8PM. Address: 2406 Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul. Directions: At Nambu Bus Terminal Station on Line 3 (stop 341) go out exit 4 /5 and take shuttle bus No. 12 or regular bus No. 4429..
Walker Hill Hotel Ice Skating Rink is open from December to mid-February. Hours: Noon to 9PM weeknights, 10PM weekdays. Skate rental around W12,000 with rink time W20,0000 weekdays/ W30,000 weeknights/W25,000 Weekends. Children W14,000 and W20,000. To get there take subway line 5 to Gwangnaru station exit #1, and then take the complimentary Walkerhill Hotel shuttle bus (departs every 20 minutes) or a taxi to the Sheraton Walker Hotel.
Yeoui Ice Park, located in Yeouido Park (68 Yeouigongwon-ro, Yeoungdengpo-gu Seoul), is open from early December to mid February. Skating enthusiasts can get get season or day passes for W20,000 or W3,000 respectively while W2,000 gets you 90 minutes skating, a pair of rental skates and a helmet. Hours: 10AM-9:30PM 7 days a week.
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Last Updated on 2016-12-31
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