Seoul’s Yeouido Ice Park

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 ๋ˆˆ์ฐ๋งค (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.

Yeouido Ice Park
Yeouido Ice Park – ice skating rink

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

Yeouido Ice Park
Preparing to skate ~

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.

SCHEDULE

Operating time: 10:00am to 9:30pm DAILY (Open on holidays!)
Ticket sales: 9:30am to 8:30pm
Contact: 070-4242-1222
Facebook: http://facebook.com/yicepark
Homepage: http://www.yicepark.com

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

TICKETS

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.

Tickets are available online through AUCTION

Sledding Slope at Yeouido Ice Park

14 thoughts on “Seoul’s Yeouido Ice Park

  • January 6, 2017 at 10:13 pm
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    I went to City Hall for Skating last year, but didn’t know they moved it this year. The only trouble is that it’s always so crowded I’m afraid of running over children (or getting run over by them). The sledding looks fun though!

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    • January 8, 2017 at 2:41 pm
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      City Hall is more accessible for me and my son could just take the subway by himself.

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  • January 7, 2017 at 4:39 am
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    I never went to Yeoudio for for the ice rink, I always wish we had though! This is the perfect winter activity in Seoul!

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  • January 7, 2017 at 9:48 am
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    I didn’t realize the one downtown wasn’t open this year.. though I guess that makes sense with all of the protests and everything. I’ve never gone ice skating in Seoul it just seems like there are always SO many people. Sounds like you had fun though. ^^

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  • January 7, 2017 at 5:12 pm
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    Wow thanks for a very detailed information about this ice park. I experienced skating last year but I haven’t tried sledding. I was planning to go Seoul Plaza but it’s closed this year. I’ll try to go here this month. Happy New Year!

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  • January 8, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    Great information about this Ice Park. I loved ice skating on the artificial lake in my childhood neighbourhood but haven’t done it for quite some time. Would love to give it another go…especially now that I have a daughter of my own now. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • January 8, 2017 at 11:45 am
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    I’m not much of a ice skater, but those prices are fantastic!! We took my niece and nephew to an ice skating rink on Christmas Day (in Dallas, TX) and we were lucky to get a special price of $5 for the afternoon. Regular price was $7 for 15 minutes!! Thanks for providing such great detail – looks like a wonderful afternoon!

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  • January 8, 2017 at 1:57 pm
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    Winter activities are so much fun, especially if you can tag along some friends/significant others. Here in Daejeon, we also have a brand new rink, its outdoors as well. Your pictures motivate me to go check it out and finally learn to skate.

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  • January 8, 2017 at 4:26 pm
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    I haven’t been ice skating in years (I’m also a huge klutz so thats why lol)! This sounds like an awesome family activity for those seeking winter fun.

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  • January 9, 2017 at 1:07 pm
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    Wow, this seems like so much fun! Wish they had installed something like this when I was there because I would be rocking that slope! Skating is waaaay too intimdating for me, I have a hard time walking on my own two feet as is!

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  • January 9, 2017 at 2:36 pm
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    Looks super fun! Daegu has skating put on by the city, and it’s only 1,000 won for skate rental and everything…I’ve already gone three times. Such a great winter activity!

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  • January 9, 2017 at 2:53 pm
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    What a fun activity for families and others alike! I recently went ice skating in Daegu and had a blast, except when I ate it haha. The ice was super slippery due to the warm winter Korea is having but I enjoyed myself nonetheless. I find is really funny that Korea requires helmets to partake in such a seemingly harmless activity though!

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  • January 9, 2017 at 8:10 pm
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    I love ice skating. I went at Haeundae Beach last year and it was a bit scary. Especially with all the selfie sticks that were in my face. Sledging also sounds fun!

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  • January 11, 2017 at 1:22 am
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    I has been so long since we last went skating. If you visit our blog and look for a post called “Skate Wars” you’ll know why I haven’t done it in a while. I am thinking baout giving this place a try. Thanks for all of the information, it’s really helpful.

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