Where to go ice skating in St. Petersburg

Where to go ice skating in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a city with a rich culture and history, and the winter period is no exception. At this time, the city offers many opportunities for ice skating, which will allow you to enjoy the beauty of winter St. Petersburg. Book an inexpensive 4-star hotel in the center of St. Petersburg to easily visit all the skating rinks of the city and famous sights.

One of the most popular places for ice skating is Priozersky Park. The park is located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland and offers beautiful views of the bay and the city. The skating rink is equipped with lighting and is open around the clock, which makes it an ideal place for skiing at any time of the day.

Another popular place for skiing is the Flagpole skating rink. It was recognized as one of the most beautiful ice rinks in St. Petersburg, all thanks to its location on the embankment of the Gulf of Finland and the wonderful views opening around. The quality of the ice on the rink is monitored — between sessions lasting 1 hour, a special technique restores the coating. The skating rink is conveniently located a few steps from the Zenit metro station. The skating rink is open daily from 10:00 to 22:00. On weekdays until 17:00 you can ride on the rink for free.

Skating rink on Demyan Bedny Street. This is the largest outdoor skating rink in St. Petersburg, its area is more than 24,500 m2. Skaters, hockey teams, and figure skaters train here at the Shilkov Sports Complex. Ice on a professional ice rink is natural, made by special technology, withstands temperatures no higher than 0 ° C.

The total number of visitors who can participate in one race does not exceed 100 people here, 50% of tickets are sold by appointment, the rest are at the box office. The cost of a 60-minute session is 250 rubles, for beneficiaries, schoolchildren and students — 200 rubles. It should be noted that the rental of skates in the UK does not work, you need to come only with your own. 

We recommend booking skates in advance, especially on weekends and holidays, to avoid long queues and skate at the desired time. Some skating rinks provide the opportunity to rent skates and protective equipment, but there are also those where you need to take everything with you. Before going to the skating rink, you should make sure that you are wearing comfortable winter clothes. Ice skating is one of the best ways to enjoy winter St. Petersburg. 

For quick movement around the city and comfortable accommodation with the whole family, book the Theatre Square Hotel on the official website. Thanks to a good transport interchange, you can easily get to the main locations.