Ice Skating Rinks In Budapest

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During the winter, many ice skating rinks open up in Budapest, most of them (but not all of course) outdoors. This is a family friendly activity that attracts many different kinds of people, including families,youngsters, couples, and of course, kids absolutely love it. Here is a brief look at three of Budapest’s best ice skating rinks for this holiday season.

Jegterasz

The Jégterasz is located on the premises of the Aréna Plaza shopping center near Keleti Pályaudvar railway terminal. It is a classical hockey rink, and can fit quite a good number of people. The rink is outdoors, and is right next to a trolley stop, and is a favorite hangout of high schoolers and teenagers from the surrounding area.

The rink is open from 9 am- 2 pm, and then opens back up from 3 pm- 9pm and the tickets are only valid for one of these two sessions. The rink is beautifully lit in the evening, and is home to events, such as the ice disco every Friday, and to shows for kids like the 8th of December St Nicholas day ice skating show. Find out more about their events and prices here.

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Mujegpalya

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This difficult to pronounce ice skating rink literally translates to ‘artificial ice skating rink’ (‘műjég’ meaning artificial ice, and ‘pálya’ meaning rink or field), and is the traditional outdoor ice skating rink frequented by the most people in Budapest. Located in the huge park called Városliget that is at the center of Budapest, the ice skating rink is located just behind Heroes square in the front of the park, underneath the shadow of the Vajdahunyadvára castle. The view is beautiful from there, and the rink is a classic winter sightseeing destination in Budapest. The ice skating rink is located close to the zoo and the zoo playhouse, making it a favorite of children and a nice afternoon of ice skating, going to the zoo and playing in the zoo playhouse is one of the best things to do with kids in Budapest. You can find more info about the Műjégpálya here.

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Polus Center

If you do not like the cold, but still want to ice skate, there are indoor ice skating rinks available. perhaps the biggest and most famous one is located inside of Pólus center, a mall at the southeastern part of Budapest. This ice skating rink is open from 9 to 11 pm everyday, and can be visited by all ages. This is usually used by locals from the area, and is a great option if you wanted to go ice skating but its raining or snowing too hard outside, and represents just one of the many indoor possibilities, as there are several quite like it, but this one is the biggest, and has gotten itself quite a good reputation. You can see more about their terms, conditions and prices here.

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