How to spend Winter in Prague – Ice Skating

The ice rink at Letna

How to spend Winter in Prague – Ice Skating


So we all survived the Holidays. It was quite busy at Sir Toby’s and we had a great time celebrating Christmas and New Year’s with all of you. Thank you for staying, dining and partying with us! We wish you all a happy & healthy 2017 with lots of great trips and experiences! And for those of you who haven’t been here recently – how about starting the year off with a trip to Prague? There are plenty of things to do even in winter. Follow our blog for a few hints and then go book your trip – our winter specials are still on!

Ice skating at Ovocný Trh / Picture: Richard Hodonicky

Ice skating at Ovocný Trh / Pictures: Richard Hodonicky

You are in the mood for some fun on the ice? There are several ice rinks located in the center and in some of Prague’s nicest neighborhoods, so go get your skate on! But don’t end up like our lovely colleague Klara who was planning to go ice skating at the Žižkov tower but then spent her budget on Bombardinos instead on the entrance fee. She said it was still fun, though!

 

Ovocný trh: Right in the center between Old Town and Wenceslas Square, perfect for a break in between shopping (New Year’s sales are still on!). Open daily 10-22, free entry, skates rental 50 CZK/hour

Na Františku: Close to the center, in between the Convent of Saint Agnes and the Dvořák embankment, this 40 x 20 meter ice rink is considerably bigger than the one at Ovocný trh. Open Mo-Fr 8-17.30, Sat & Sun 10-19, 50 CZK entry fee

 

Ice Rink at the TV tower in Žižkov: Located in the hip neighborhood of Žižkov with plenty of local bars and cafés around (check out Bukowkski’s for Prague’s best Whiskey Sour and Nad Viktorkou for a classic Czech pub experience!). BBQ snacks, hot chocolate and, jep, Bombardino are all provided in the Tower Park. Open Mo-Fr 12-21, Sat & Sun 9-21, entry fee 80-120 CZK depending on the time (+ 50 CZK extra for skates rental)

 

Výstaviště: Skating indoors, but in a professional arena and just a 5 minutes tram ride from Sir Toby’s! Open to the public every Saturday & Sunday 16.15-18.30, 50 CZK entry plus another 50 CZK for skates rental

If you feel like combining shopping with ice skating, Arkady PankracGalerie Harfa, and the mall in Černý Most each have their own ice rinks – but be aware, they are all a rather long way from the center.

First came the love for Kafka, his home town was soon to follow. As the famous writer put it: “Prague never lets you go. This dear little mother has sharp claws.” That’s why Katharina, originally from Germany, is staying around, even if she is still struggling with the local language and the lack of vowels in it.


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