Last Saturday, after spending two hours with my boys at my favorite stationery shop – Alpha in Namdaemun, we walked towards the Seoul City Hall to check the yearly held ice skating at the plaza.
There were no skaters yet when we got there since it was break time and the staff had to clean the rink.
So we just proceeded to the ticket and information center to check the schedule. I remember that we were there at around 5 o’clock but the tickets being sold are for the seven o’clock session. Entrance, which includes skating boots rental, is only 1,000 won (or less than a dollar) per person.
After getting a ticket, one has to line up at the “Lending Area” to get the boots.
It’s more convenient to make a reservation online rather than to line-up for tickets. In our case, we should wait two hours before we could get in. It was cold so we said we’ll just come back and reserve online. Their website is 2010 Seoul Skate.
Here’s the schedule for the weekdays and weekend skate:
Aside from the Seoul City Plaza ice skating rink, you could also go to Korea University, Taereung Ice Rink, Mokdong Ice Rink and even Lotte World’s Ice Rink. We just prefer Seoul City Plaza’s since it’s closer but we’ve also tried Taereung Ice Rink, where the national team usually practices.
The Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink is open until the 13th of February. If you’re planning to come here, hurry. I don’t like the winter cold but I like that Seoul offers different events for its visitors and its citizens every season.