Ice Skating is one of the most fun and entertaining things to do when the season is cold and the sea is just a dream.
It’s a moment of joy and happiness to spend with your family, friends or lover. A time to play with other people and laugh with them. An opportunity to learn a new sport or improve your skills. A moment to share, but remember: “STAND UP, DON’T FALL!”
If you are planning to visit Rome or Florence, we suggest to spend part of your time in one of this recommended ice skating rinks. Enjoy!
Best ice-skating rinks in Rome
1. IcePark Auditorium
Outdoor ice-skating rink located in the wonderful Auditorium Parco della Musica of the Capital.
In the opening season are planned a lot of musical and entertainment events such as: magic show, Ice Hockey performances, waders, mascots, soap bubbles, and the exhibitions of famous ice skater champions.
This is the perfect place for who has high skills and need to train, or looks for a wider rink to play with friends.
It is in Via Grotta di Gregna (Tiburtina), and open throughout the year.
3. Palaghiaccio Nomentana
It’s indoor structure located in Piazzale della Mezzaluna 1 and open every day of the year, but the rink is available only in the weekend for free skating.
Themed evening are planned during the week for all ages. Don’t miss it!
Best places to go Ice-Skating in Florence
1. Florence Ice Village
Florence Ice Village is an unmissable ice-skating: the longest in Europe! It’s an ice ring 300 meters long and it’s placed around the Poggi Tank called the “Swan Lake”, in the Fortezza Da Basso gardens.
There is a stand nearby, where you can buy and enjoy typical winter foods. The Village organizes a lot of musical and entertainment events dedicated to children.
3. Florence Winter Park
The Park contains two ice skating rink: the first one is 18×38 meters long, and the second one is 10×20 meters long and is reserved for beginners, children and who want to try the ice stock (winter discipline similiar to curling).
It’s an indoor rink located near the Tuscany Hall, with a restaurant to have a lunch, dinner or a snack.