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)