Although the weather in Hungary can rather be called anything but wintery, many sports of this season become more and more popular among people. During the break, which lasts until January 6, many families choose to go out and try out these activities. One of them is skating, which is extremely popular among children and adults alike. Budapest offers you many ice skating rinks, and these are the ones you should try.
Pénzcentrum collected the best ice skating rinks in the Hungarian capital, both where you need to pay and free ones as well. Although it is not cheap if you take your whole family to the ice skating rink in the City Park, it is definitely a must in Budapest. The place is open from 10 am to 2 pm and between 5 pm and 9 pm every day.
In the morning, the entrance fee is 1,000–1,500 HUF (3–4 EUR) while in the afternoon, it costs 1,500–2,000 HUF (4–6 EUR).
At the Marczibányi Sports Centre (Millenáris Park, 16 Marczibányi Square) you can try out many sports, including skating. Before hitting this rink, it is advised to inform yourself whether it is open or not because numerous training slots for sports teams are held in the building.
The entrance fee is 1,750 HUF (5 EUR) for adults and 1,400 HUF for children (4 EUR).
The Budai Ice Skating Rink is located in front of the shopping mall Mammut 2 at Széna Square (Széll Kálmán Square). Adults can enter for 1,600 HUF (5 EUR) while children for 1,300 HUF (4 EUR).
The ice skating rink of Horváth Mihály Square is free for the residents of District 8, while others have to pay 400 HUF (1 EUR) for children’s tickets and 600 HUF (2 EUR) for adults’. At the CÁPA ice skating rink in Kőbánya (24 Ihász Street), it costs 650 HUF for children (1 EUR) and 800 HUF (2 EUR) for adults.
Free ice skating rinks include the one which opened at the Bálna (Whale–not far from Fővám Square, Great Market Hall) where you can rent skates as well between 10 am and 10 pm every day, except holidays.
Until February 16, the ice skating rink at the Townhall of Újpest (István Road, Újpest–Központ with metro line M3) is also welcoming guests. On weekdays, it is open between 3 pm and 8 pm while at the weekend, it can be visited from 9 am to 8 pm (though between 2–3 pm, the rink is being cleaned).
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