Keys to the City: Ice-Skating Rinks

Your keys to the best places to pirouette across the ice

Wiener Eislaufverein

The Wiener Eislaufverein has a Punsch stand on the rink | Photo: Wiener Eislaufverein

Whether on a rooftop, a hilltop, or on the waters of the Danube river, Vienna offers plenty of scenic and convivial spots for one of Austria’s passions: ice-skating. At various places, you may also see hockey games, Bavarian curling (Eisstockschießen), or even dancing. Many rinks offer a few hours of disco skating, as well as special times for seniors and children. See individual websites for further details. Bring your own skates or rent them on site.

 

WIENER EISLAUFVEREIN

Located next to the Konzerthaus, this central rink also offers hockey and Eisstockschießen, or Bavarian curling.

Through 3 Mar., 2013
 Sat. – Mon.& holidays, 9:00 – 20:00
Tue. – Fri., 9:00 – 21:00
3., Lothringerstraße 22
(01) 713 635 30
www.wev.or.at 

 

ALBERT-SCHUTZ-EISHALLE

The Vienna Capitals hockey team trains here in one of the few indoor rinks. Ice Fever Eisdisco on Saturdays, 18:00-21:00.

Through 31 Mar., 2013
Mon., 9:00 – 16:50, Wed., 12:00 – 16:50 Thu., 9:00 – 13:00, Sat., 13:00 – 17:50 Sun., holidays, 9:00 – 16:50
22., Attemsgasse 1, (01) 204 85 80
www.albertschultzeishalle.at

 

WIENER STADTHALLE

Vienna’s Stadthalle offers year-round ice skating, as well as ice dancing courses and hockey.

Mon. – Thu., 10:00 – 16:45
Fri., 12:00 – 16:45, Sat., 9:00 – 19:00 Sun. & holidays 10:00 – 16:45
Wiener Stadthalle, 15., Vogelweidplatz 14
(01) 98 100-0,
www.eisstadthalle.at

 

KUNSTEISBAHN ENGELMANN

The only rink in Vienna built on a rooftop. Hockey also offered.

Through 10 Mar., 2013
Mon., 9:00 – 18:00
Tue., Thu., Fri., 9:00 – 21:30
Wed., Sat., Sun., holidays, 9:00 – 19:00
17., Syringgasse 6-8
(01) 405 14 25,
www.engelmann.co.at

 

EISRING SÜD

Just next to the historic 10th District water tower, this venue offers outdoor and indoor skating, Eisdisco on Sunday afternoons, and a unique chance to see sledge hockey training on Thursdays.

Through 10 Mar., 2013
Mon. – Fri., 8:00 – 20:00
Sat., Sun., public holidays, 10:00 – 20:00
10., Windtenstraße 2, (01) 604 44 43
www.eisringsued.at

 

WIENER EISTRAUM

One of the most picturesque rinks in town is in front of the Rathaus, offering a skating trail through the park and plenty of food and drinks vendors for après-skating.

25 Jan. – 10 Mar., 2013
See website for opening times
1., Rathausplatz, (01) 409 00 40
www.wienereistraum.com

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