Not just for kids, but fun for the whole family or even a Girls Night Out, the ice-skating rinks in Zurich are now open!
Living in Zurich has it’s advantages…most outdoor rinks are conveniently located and attached to a small restaurant serving fondue, raclette, glühwein and hot chocolate. So, between planning your next mountain getaway, check out some of Zuri Girl’s favorite ice skating rinks…
What: Live on Ice Küsnacht
When: 6 November 2016 – 5 February 2017
Hours: Mon: closed | Tues & Thurs: 15.00-20.00 | Fri & Sat: 15.00-21.00 | Wed & Sun: 14.00-20.00
Where: Romantik Seehotel Sonne | Seestrasse 120, 8700 Küsnacht (map)
Cost: CHF 7 (includes CHF 5 towards a drink). Kids under 5 are free!
Additional Information: Intimate with nearly 200 square meters of smooth ice located directly on the shores of Lake Zurich. Best to visit in the evening after dark where wonderful lighting of the internationally known light artist Gerry Hofstetter contributes to this magical winter wonderland.
Zuri Girl Tip: The atmosphere is magical, grab your guy or a girlfriend and enjoy the sights over a glass of Glühwein or Hot Chocolate. Website
What: Dolder Ice Rink
When: 1 November – end of February 2017
Hours: Mon – Sat 09.00-22.30 | Sun: 09.00-17.45 (closed Wed from 17.45-19.00)
Where: Adlisbergstrasse 36, 8044 Zurich (map)
Cost: CHF 8 for adults, CHF 4-6 for children
Additional Information: Built in 1930 and still the largest of its kind in Europe. In 1954, it hosted the ice hockey World Championships and continues the tradition of providing an annual Christmas tree to skate around. Looking for a special event for friends – try Curling, Eisstockschiessen (Ice Stock Shooting) or savor the creamy taste of fondue under their Igloo Fondu Tent suitable for groups of 25 to 50 ppl.
Zuri Girl Tip: The self-service restaurant is perfect for a casual night with friends and family, but to really do it up – book yourself a spa service in the Dolder Spa while the kids skate! Website
What: Eisbahn Thalwil
When: 3 November 2017 – 4 March 2018
Hours: Daily 13.30 – 17.30 with evening skates on Wednesdays and Fridays
Where: Bodenstrasse 19, 8800 Thalwil (map)
Cost: Starting at CHF 7.50 for adults, CHF 4 for children
Additional Information: An outdoor ice rink ideal for families interested in both ice-skating and ice-hockey. The rink hosts several special events throughout the year. Children and Adult skates, hockey sticks and lockers may be rented for nominal charges.
Zuri Girl Tip: Entry discounts for Thailwil residents
What: Eisbahn Wädi
When: 4 November 2017 – 3 March 2018
Hours: Mon: Closed | Tue-Sat 13.00-17.30 |
Sun: 11.00-17.00 (check for certain times when rink is reserved for hockey teams)
Where: Wädenswil (map)
Cost: CHF 7 for adults, CHF 4 for children (full pricelist)
Additional Information: Conveniently located near the Wädenswil train station with a stunning view of Lake Zurich, this ice rink is one of the smallest in the area so best for little ones just learning.
Zuri Girl Tip: If your kids are small, rent a carry-along skating friend and the sneaker like skates to help them get going and have fun skating together. Website
What: Schluefweg Stadium and Leisure Center
When: October – March
Hours: Mon-Fri: 12.00-17.00 | Wed: 2015-22.00 | Sat/Sun: 10.00-17.00
Where: Schluefweg 10, 8302 Kloten (map)
Cost: CHF 4 for adults, CHF 2 for children (full pricelist)
Additional Information: Home to the Kloten Flyers hockey team, the Zentrum Schluefweg is an outdoor ice rink at the SWISS Arena with affordable prices. The restaurant is adjacent to the rink for a casual meal and warm drink. Parking is conveniently located.
Zuri Girl Tip: Despite the fabulous Franc Savvy deal with this location, it’s best to confirm they are open for public skating prior to making the trek out to Kloten, as hours are variable and the box office for rentals is not always open. Website