Skate here in winter – these Budapest ice rinks are sure to be open in the season
Due to increased utility costs, it is certain that this year far fewer ice rinks will be open compared to last year. Now we have looked around to see which ones are already or will most certainly be open this year.
The ice rink in the city’s most beautiful historic setting opened on 17 November. Anyone who has glided across the artificial ice here won’t forget its magical atmosphere, so it’s no wonder that it’s high on the list of winter activities and on the bucket list of things to do in Budapest.
Tickets can be purchased in the ticket office on the spot or online at the official website of the Ice Rink, and skates are still available for on-site rental, with around 2,000 pairs lined up on the shelves.
Budapest Park Ice World (Jégvilág)
Ice World, which debuted last year, opens in Budapest Park on 4 December. Where you could go wild at concerts in the summer, now you can slide on the mirror-smooth ice. Tickets will be available for two differently priced periods at Ice World, with the normal period being Monday to Thursday and the priority period on Friday to Sunday and the days between 22/12/2022 and 08/01/2023. Within these periods, the following ticket types will be available: full price, student, over 65, resident of District IX, family + additional child ticket, and season tickets for 5+1 and 10+2 occasions.
Winter Wonderland in the rooftop garden of Westend Shopping Centre
In addition to the ice-skating rink, the rooftop terrace, opened on 24 November, offers festive attractions for adults and children as well as a gastronomic experience. The ice rink is free of charge not only for children under 10, but also for those with a valid District VI residence card. For others, the entrance fee is HUF 1.500. Skates can also be hired on the spot for HUF 800
Csepel’s skating rink with an ice corridor
One of the country’s most unique ice rinks also opened on 25 November in Szent Imre Square in Csepel. The winding ice rink is open from 8 am to 9 pm on weekends and holidays, and from 2 pm to 9 pm on weekdays. The entrance fee is HUF 1200 for Csepel residents and HUF 2000 for others and it also a offers skate rentals for HUF 1000.