The ice-skating rinks in Zurich are now open!
Most outdoor rinks are conveniently located and attached to a small restaurant serving fondue, raclette, glühwein and hot chocolate making it a fun day out. They usually have all equipment to rent (including helmets) and for small ones just learning to skate, you can often rent a chair or fun animal to help pull them along.
Between planning your next mountain getaway, check out some of Zuri Girl’s favorite ice skating rinks…
What: Live on Ice Küsnacht
When: 18 November 2018 – 27 January 2019
Hours: Mon, Tues & Thurs: 17.00-20.00 | Fri: 17.00 – 21.00 | Sat: 14.00-21.00
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: Wednesday nights they feature an ice show & apero event
What: Dolder Ice Rink
When: October – 10 March 2019
Hours: Mon – Sat 09.00-22.30 | Sun: 09.00-17.45 (closed Wed from 17.30-19.15)
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: 20 October 2018 – 3 March 2019
Hours: Daily 13.30 – 17.30 with evening skates on Wednesdays and Fridays
Where: Bodenstrasse 19, 8800 Thalwil (map)
Cost: Starting at CHF 8.50 for adults, CHF 5 for children. Discounts and Family Options available
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.
What: Schluefweg Stadium and Leisure Center
When: October – March
Hours: Mon-Fri: 12.00-17.00 | Wed: also 20.15-22.00 | 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
Zuri Girl Tip: During the Christmas Celebrations, Sechseläutenplatz hosts an ice skating rink at the Christmas Market surrounded by festive lights and holiday magic…a special day out for sure!