Ice Skating Rinks Seoul Area
Ice Skating is available on both indoor and outdoor rinks in and around Seoul. Since skating is a popular activity here, rinks can get 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 most rinks. Skater are required to wear gloves/mittens while on the ice at almost all venues.Most outdoor rinks are open from mid-December to some point in February. To get current dates/hours for some of the outoor rinks, go to our What's Going On section.
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 helpline).
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 a skate-blade repair shop on site as well as a skate rental shop. Hours: 10AM to 5:50PM Weekdays and 9AM to 1:50PM Weekends / National holidays 9AM-5:50. Admission (non-members): W5,500 Adults, W5,000 Students and W4,000 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. Tel: 031-708-7485 (possibly Korean-speaker 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) 1-5:30PM Mon-Sat and 2-5:30PM Sun. 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). Peak season hours (July-Aug/Dec after school vacation-Feb) 11AM to 10:30PM Weekdays / 10AM-10:30PM Weekends and Public Holidays.. Off season (March-July/Sept-Dec before school vacation) 10AM-9:30PM Weekdays / 10AM-10:30PM Weekends & Public Holidays. Note that hours subject to change for private lessons. The cost for 3 hours skating ranges from W16,000 for Adults, W15,000 for Children (including admission, skates and helmet rentals). No admission for children 6 and under. 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 681 Hwarang-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul. The rink runs skating classes for skaters of all levels. Total beginners to professionals can take lessons here and the facility is used by both the general public and top athletes. Hours: 10am-6pm. Tel: 02-970-0501. Cost: Adult admission W4,000 / Youth W3,500 / Children W3,000. Skate rental W3000 / Helmet W600. Directions: Taereung Station, Subway Line 6/7, Exit 7. Take the village bus 82 and get off 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)
Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul Ice Rink offers skating and private/group lessons. Hours: 11AM-7PM. Cost: Mon-Fri Adult W22,000, Children W17,000 / Weekend and Holidays Adult W25,000, Children W20,000. Skate Rental W12,000. Special lower rates for hotel guests and members. Address: 60, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul. Directions: Dongguk University Station (Line 3) Exit 6. Take Bus 02,03 or 05 and get off at the National Theater of Korea stop or Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Lines 2, 4, 5) Exit 8. Take Bus 420 and get off at the National Theatre of Korea bus stop. Tel: 02-2250-8080.
City Hall Square-Seoul Square 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)
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 ffor 2 hours W26,000 Mon-Thu / W32,000 Fri-Sun and National Holidays. Skate rental W20,000. (Note: special lower rates for members and hotel guests). 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. Address: 322, Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul. Directions: Hangangjin Staion (Line 6, Exit 2). At Blue Square Bus Stop, take bus #405 to the Hyatt Hotel Bus Stop. Info: 02-799-8112, 8113.
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. Address: 5, Tongyeong-ro, Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do. Getting there: Take line 4 to Government Complex stop 439, exit 9. Website in Korean only.
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 / School winter vacation 10AM-6PM. Closed Lunar New Year -Seollal Day and Churseok. 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 10-15 minutes. Tel: 2649-8454 re lessons (Korean-speaker only probably). Website in Korean only. Tel: 02-2649-8455~6 or 02-2643-305~/9 (Korean speaker).Facilities include waiting rooms, restaurant, snack bar, change rooms, training room, skating/hockey equipment rental shop
Olympic Park Ice Skating Rink is an outdoor rink open from December to mid-February. Hours: 9AM to 8:30PM. About W2,000 for 80 minutes / Skate Rental W1000.To get there, take subway Line 8 to Mongchontoseong station Exit #1. Address: 424 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul. Gloves/mittens required.
Subsidiary facilities include a resting area, skate rental shop, and snack bar.
Sangam MBC Skate Rink (the plaza in front of the MBC building in Digital Media City) at 267 Seongnam-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul. The rink operates from end December to early February 10AM to 9:30PM. Weekdays W3000/Weekends W5000.
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 2018-01-07
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