1. Travel
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Ice Skating Rinks in Paris

A Seasonal Treat

By

Ice rink on the Champs-Elysees in Paris

In 2012, an ice rink was installed on the Champs-Elysees Christmas market.

Sophie Robichon/Mairie de Paris

Every winter, ice-skating rinks are set up at several locations around Paris. Admission is free (not including skate rental or general ticket to the Eiffel Tower). Skate rental generally averages around 5 Euros.

2013-2014 Paris Ice Skating Locations:

  • Hotel de Ville (Metro Hotel de Ville): from December 21st, 2013 through March 2nd, 2014.
    Mon.-Fri: 12pm-10pm; Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays: 9am-10pm.
     
  • Rink at Santa's Village, Avenue des Champs-Elysées
    The traditional Christmas market and "Santa's Village" near the famed Avenue des Champs-Elysées will feature a rink this year, open from November 15th, 2013 through January 5th, 2014.
    Metro: Charles de Gaulle Etoile, Franklin D. Roosevelt
     
  • Ice Rink at Trocadero
    The magnificent expanse near the Eiffel Tower and its "Santa's Village" is hosting not only a giant ice rink, but a snow park complete with sledding for kids and cross-country skiing. Open December 12th, 2013 through January 5th, 2014.
    Location: Place de la Trocadero, Metro Trocadero
     
  • Charlety Stadium "Snow Park": Opening in late December (precise dates to be announced)
    The Charlety Stadium in south Paris is getting decked out as a full-fledged snow park, including a rink made from synthetic ice. Ideal for younger enthusiasts. All activities are free. Open daily from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
    Location: 99, boulevard Kellermann, RER Cité Universitaire (Line B)

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.