Winter delights – 7 best ice rinks in Budapest for fun and frolic


  • Zsófia Nagy

03/01/2023 10.40am

We have to wait a little longer for the beach season, the thought of open-air yoga makes us laugh out loud bitterly. It also takes some discipline to put on our running shoes in the grey weather or step onto a cold and slippery street workout equipment. But still, there's no reason to be cooped up in a warm room until spring. The snow-white artificial ice is waiting for us, with mulled wine and chimney cake for between laps. We have rounded up the best ice rinks in Budapest for you to glide on.

Photo: Kőrösi Tamás - We Love Budapest

City Park Ice Rink


1146 Budapest, Olof Palme sétány 5.


Budapest's largest and longest-standing ice rink has been welcoming winter sports enthusiasts for more than 100 years, with its turn-of-the-century building and magnificent view of Vajdahunyad Castle. Advanced facilities and a large, well-maintained ice rink floor are at your disposal, so you have everything to have a great time.

  • Rink size: 12,070 sq m
  • Entrance fee: adults: HUF 2,500, on-peak hours: HUF 3,500
  • Skate rental: yes
  • Type: uncovered
  • Closing date: end of February 
  • More info: here

Photo: Kálló Péter - We Love Budapest

Budapest Park


1095 Budapest, Soroksári út 60.

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Having successfully debuted last season, the ice rink in Budapest Park opened its doors again featuring ice discos, mulled wine (and other hot cocktails), tunes that make you wanna dance, and fairy lights.

  • Rink size: 1,300 sq m
  • Entrance fee: adults on-peak hours: HUF 2,499, off-peak hours: HUF 1,999 (residents, students, and pensioners get a discount)
  • Skate rental: yes
  • Type: uncovered
  • Closing date: 31 January 2023
  • More info: here

Photo: Csepeli Jégpark

Csepel Ice Park


1221 Budapest, II. Rákóczi Ferenc út 89–91.


You are in for a special skating experience in Csepel, as you can slide through a special ice corridor between the skating and the learning rink. It's well worth a visit to Csepel for winter sports, and you don't even have to travel very far, as it's only 15 minutes by HÉV from Boráros Square.

  • Rink size: 2,200 sq m
  • Entrance fee: HUF 2,000 (HUF 1,200 for local residents)
  • Skate rental: yes
  • Type: uncovered + special ice corridor
  • Closing date: 31 January
  • More info: here

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Szent László Square


1105 Budapest, Szent László tér


Until the end of January, you are invited to skate for free at Szent László Square in Kőbánya. What's more, the ice rink is much larger this year and has a special ice corridor.

  • Rink size: 650 sq m
  • Entrance fee: free of charge
  • Skate rental: yes
  • Type: uncovered
  • Closing date: 29 January

Photo: Balkányi László - We Love Budapest



1027 Budapest, Bakfark Bálint utca 2.


Jégkert on Széna Square offers exciting activities all year round, with a covered ice rink during training breaks and a special evening ice skating programme.

  • Rink size: 450 sq m
  • Entrance fee: on-peak hours: HUF 3,500, off-peak hours: HUF 2,000 (age group and other discounts available)
  • Skate rental: yes
  • Type: covered
  • Closing date: open all year
  • More info: here

Photo: Kőrösi Tamás - We Love Budapest

Marczibányi Tér Cultural Center


1022 Budapest, Marczibányi tér 16.


You can enjoy skating in bad weather, too. At the Marczibányi Tér Cultural Center, there is a quite long period without closed training, when the public has access to the ice rink. And while one part of the family is skating, the other can even enjoy a range of sports and wellness services.

  • Rink size: 800 sq m
  • Entrance fee: HUF 2,500
  • Skate rental: yes
  • Type: covered
  • Expected closing date: end of February
  • More info: on the Hungarian website or call them at +36 1 336 0777

Photo: Hello Buda

Hello Buda Winterland


1025 Budapest, Törökvész út 93/A

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Hello Buda has turned into a magical Winter Wonderland, with food stalls, a skating rink (and skate rental), winter activities, and a cosy atmosphere. The ice rink is tiny, but there's great food to choose from and special hot drinks, so you can enjoy the winter pleasures undisturbed.

  • Rink size: 250 sq m
  • Entrance fee: HUF 2,000
  • Skate rental: yes
  • Type: uncovered 
  • Closing date: 8 January
  • More info: here

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