Great news for winter sports enthusiasts: the ice rinks around Lake Balaton have reopened for the 2022/2023 season. Read our article to discover where you can find the best ice rinks around Lake Balaton in Hungary!
The ice rink in Balatonboglár opened on 3 December, and winter sports lovers are welcome until 8 January 2023, reports online.hu. Mihály Vécsei, the operator of the ice rink, also recommends the craft workshop for the visitors, which is set up next to the rink every two weeks. You can rent skates next to Boglárka Bistro, where you will find all sizes from size 27 to size 47. It is also possible to sharpen your skates and take skating lessons. The organisers await visitors with various programmes, for example, an ice limbo competition and a New Year’s Eve party.
The rink is open on weekdays from 2 pm to 8 pm, on Saturdays from 10 am to 9 pm and on Sundays from 10 am to 8 pm. However, the venue will be closed on 24 December.
The Advent fair has opened in Balatonlelle at the BL Yacht Club, and it provides an ice rink too. The artificial ice rink opened in 2016, and it was the first such venue in the Balaton region. This ice rink is located directly on the shore of Lake Balaton, offering stunning views for skaters. If you get knackered gliding on the ice, you can grab a bite or two at the nearby buffet. In addition, the venue also offers skate rental, skate sharpening and skating lessons. Balázs Tóth, head of the BL YachtClub, said that they had been working in Balatonlelle for more than ten years to make Lake Balaton a buzzing all-year-round tourist destination.
In Balatonfüred, the skating rink in Zákonyi Park opens on 10 December. The 900-square-metre ice surface is awaiting both children and adults. There is also a possibility to rent ice stakes. In addition, there will be a buffet where people can sip a hot cup of tea or a mug of aromatic mulled wine to warm up a little. Last but not least, skaters will be entertained by jolly festive tunes!
Szigliget is not only a great summer tourist destination but also makes a fun winter location. On 9 December, the popular Várudvar Ice Rink in Szigliget will reopen its doors. Strap up your blades and hop on the ice with your friends and family! If you worked up an appetite on the rink, you can also share some hot drinks and snacks with your loved ones.