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Ice Ice Baby – Explore Budapest's top 12 ice rinks

Glide through winding ice corridors, twirl on a 1200-square-metre rink, skate among Ice Age animals, or hit the ice dance floor. We've collected Budapest's most exciting ice rinks of 2023/2024!

1. City Park Ice Rink

For over a century, the City Park Ice Rink has been a sports haven. Today, it is still the perfect place for some winter fun and frolic, where you can glide gracefully to festive tunes amidst twinkling lights and a backdrop of turn-of-the-century charm. Take a break at the snack bar, sign up for ice skating lessons, and rent a bobby for the little ones.

  • Ice rink size: 12,070 m²
  • Admission: HUF 4,000 for adults during the priority period
  • Skate rental: available
  • Type: open

More info here.

2. Csepel Ice Park

Csepel Ice Park, located next to the Szent Imre tér stop of the HÉV, awaits skaters until 29 February. The unique and exciting panoramic ice rink consists of two large sections, connected by a beautifully lit ice corridor.

  • Size: 2,200 m²
  • Admission: HUF 2,000
  • Skate rental: available
  • Type: open + special ice corridor


More info here.

3. Városháza Park Ice Rink 

Just steps away from the Christmas Fair on Vörösmarty tér, the Városháza Park Ice Rink is a festive paradise with a charming market. This is the first time you can enjoy twirling right next to Small Boulevard, and the 110-metre-long ice tunnel and rink is keeping the holiday spirit alive until 7 January.

  • Size: 520 m²
  • Admission: HUF 1,950
  • Skate rental: available
  • Type: open
  • More details here.

4. Winter Wonderland by Westend

A few steps from Nyugati station, Winter Wonderland awaits on the rooftop of the shopping mall Westend, promising enchantment. You'll be treated to chestnuts and hot chocolate, and from noon to 8 pm, a carrousel will be operating next to the ice rink. The admission ticket price can be used as a credit at the Westend CityCenter. The festivities will end on 31 December.

  • Size: 450 m²
  • Admission: HUF 1,500 (redeemable at Westend)
  • Skate rental: available
  • Type: open

  • More details here.

5. Budapest Park

The dance floor of the open-air concert venue Budapest Park has been transformed into an icy wonderland, where you can enjoy Christmas music, a gigantic tree, gliding, hot cocktails, and some ugly sweater skating on an even bigger rink than last year.

  • Size: over 2,000 m²
  • Admission: adults HUF 3,719 in the peak season
  • Skate rental: available
  • Type: open

  • More details here.

6. Miamor

Life doesn't stop at the summer hotspot Római-part (Roman Embankment) in winter. Miamor, for example, offers a covered winter garden with stalls, markets, delicacies, and a children's corner for the little ones. Also, don't forget your skates: a small rink is available until 4 March.

  • Size: 250 m²
  • Admission: free of charge
  • Skate rental: available
  • Type: open

  • More details here

7. Óbuda

Embrace the holiday spirit on the Buda side of Árpád Bridge on the main square (Fő tér), where you can skate for free while soaking up the peaceful, provincial atmosphere. And some mulled wine. The Advent festivities in Óbuda last until December 23rd,  so lace up your skates and join the merriment before it's too late!

  • Size: 375 m²
  • Admission: free of charge
  • Skate rental: available
  • Type: open

  • More details here.

8. Hello Buda

The Hello Buda offers genuine winter chalet vibes and a free ice rink in the Buda Hills (next to the Rózsadomb Center). And you'll definitely have a reason to do some physical workout, after indulging in baked goods by VAJ, pulled pork by Cafat, fried meat by Buja Disznó(k), and Neapolitan pizzas by Pizza Sztori at the food court.(x)

  • Size: 250 m²
  • Admission: HUF 2,500
  • Skate rental: available
  • Type: open

  • More details here.

9. Jégkert

Although there are plenty of hockey and skating lessons, there is also room for the wider public in the Jégkert, where you can even sign up for evening skating. And if you're thirsty, there's a selection of 24 craft beers to choose from at the Jégkert Kraft Beer Bar, as well as lunch and dinner.

  • Size: 450 m²
  • Admission: HUF 3,500 for adults in the peak season
  • Skate rental: available
  • Type: open

  • More details here.

10. Marczibányi Téri Sports Centre

One of the largest indoor skating rinks is provided by the Marczibányi Tér Sports Centre, where, in addition to lessons, there is also a public ice rink. And if you still have some energy left after skating, you can relax with some fitness, massage, tennis, or football.

  • Size: 800 m²
  • Admission: adults HUF 2,500 in the peak season
  • Skate rental: available
  • Type: indoor

  • More details here.

11. Oxygen Ice Rink

The Oxygen Skating Rink opened on December 6th. You can skate on artificial ice, and apart from getting in some exercise, the Naphegy Sports Centre is also a great place to take in the magnificent views of Tabán.

  • Size: 450 m²
  • Admission: HUF 2,000 for adults, residents of the 1st district can use the rink with a 50% discount (HUF 1,000), while children living in the 1st district can use it free of charge.
  • Skate rental: available
  • Type: indoor

  • More details here.

12. Hungarian National History Museum

The Hungarian Natural History Museum welcomes the Ice Age this year! The endangered species of the Arctic and the tundra, are on display in a new exhibition, which includes a small plastic-covered ice rink, too. That means you can get up close and have a peek at the animals that once lived and live today while sliding around.

  • Size: 160 m²
  • Admission: HUF 3,000
  • Skate rental: available
  • Type: indoor

  • More details here.

(Cover Photo: Péter Kálló - We Love Budapest)

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