My family usually take the subway ride to Seoul City Hall station during the winter for the ice skating. We’ve been doing it since 2006 until last year’s winter. Ice skating is just 1,000 won per hour and that includes the rental for the ice skates.
For this winter though, there is no ice skating at Seoul Plaza. The city government opened the “Yeouido Ice Park” instead on December 17th and it will be open until February 17th for a total of 71 days. Aside from ice skating, there is also a sledding area called 눈썰매 (nun seolmae) in Korean.
Yeouido Ice Park
We went to the Yeouido Ice Park on Christmas Day just to see the place. Before going there, we dropped by Hangang Park where a Christmas Market was being held. Hundreds of people lined up for the food trucks at the venue. We didn’t want to waste time queuing so we decided to walk to Yeouido Park.
The tickets for the Yeouido Ice Park can be purchased onsite or online through Auction. There is no entrance fee to go around the park. There is only one ice skating rink so the kids skate together with the adults. At Seoul Plaza, there were two separate rinks for the kids and adults. I always used the one for kids 🙂
The same facilities at Seoul Plaza are also available at Yeouido Ice Park ~ lockers, benches for changing shoes and food stand. Likewise, the ice skates are included in the ticket.
Just a few meters from the ice skating rink is the ice sledding area. The slope is not long and it takes only 10 seconds to slide down! Short fun but it’s still fun. Users can go up and down again and again ~
HOW TO GET THERE
Take subway line 5 to Yeouido Station exit 2 or 3 and walk 300 meters to Yeouido Park.
Take subway line 9 to National Assembly Station exit 4 or 2 and walk 250 meters to Yeouido Park.
Operating time: 10:00am to 9:30pm DAILY (Open on holidays!)
Ticket sales: 9:30am to 8:30pm
Skating Rink Operating Hours:
1st 10:00 to 11:30
2nd 12:00 to 1:30
3rd 2:00 to 3:30
4th 4:00 to 5:30
5th 6:00 to 7:30
6th 8:00 to 9:30
Sledding Slop Operating Hours:
1st 10:00 to 12:00
2nd 12:20 to 2:20
3rd 2:40 to 4:40
4th 5:00 to 7:00
5th 7:20 to 9:30
1. Free Pass (day ticket) 5,000
– Day use of ice skating rink and sledding
2. Skating Rink
– One time use 1,000
– Day use 2,000
3. Sledding Slope
– One time use 2,000
– Day use 3,000
4. Season Ticket
– Skating rink 30,000 won
– Sledding 30,000 won
– Ice Park 50,000 won (unlimited use of skating rink and sledding)
Don’t forget to wear your gloves for the ice skating rink. Ice skates and sled are included in the ticket.