No matter how hard we try, the holiday season always comes hand in hand with some extra weight. But the best way to burn off unwanted calories and beigli-bites is visiting some festive ice rinks in Budapest. Femcafe.hu highlighted five amazing ice rinks which you should definitely visit this winter.
The fishy of Danube is a great sight in itself, but it gets even better on winter nights when it is illuminated by captivating lights. From the 3rd of December you can add skating to your casual walks along the Danube, because you can enjoy the advent ice rink for free. Not to mention that the breath-taking panorama adds a special atmosphere to the experience.
Castle Garden Bazaar
If you’d like to skate in an even more picturesque environment on the opposite side of the Danube, then we have good news: the Castle Garden Bazaar opened its own ice rink for the first time this year. Although the feeling is invaluable, you can figure skate for free every day from noon to 8 pm during the opening hours of the Christmas market.
The historic City Park ice rink is probably the most popular one in Budapest, which is no surprise considering the cosy environment. Another advantage is that even though many people go there, you won’t bump into someone in every spot as the space is quite huge (the biggest in whole Europe). It is perfect for both amateurs and professionals. Skating costs 1000 forints for students and pensioners and 1500 forints for adults on weekdays, while it is 500 forints for everyone on the weekend.
Another attractive rink can be found at Fő Square in Óbuda, which can be used for free. Of course, if you don’t have skates, you have to rent them, but it is still very affordable. And if you’d like to warm yourself up and, maybe, eat something after your workout, then you should take a walk to the close-by advent-market and enjoy the night in the company of some mulled wine or punch.
Jégterasz (Ice terrace)
Arena Plaza doesn’t only satisfy your shopping needs, but it also offers a great skating opportunity in the neighbourhood of the Keleti Railway Station and Puskás Ferenc Stadium. Not to mention that the ice rink is way more wallet-friendly than driftless shopping. Ticket prices start from 1000 forints!
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