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Enjoy Ice Skating and Sledding in the Seoul Metropolitan Area

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  • Date01/06/2020
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Evening at Seoul Plaza Skating Rink (Credit: Seoul Metropolitan Government)

Along with winter’s cold bite, the season also brings the gifts of snow and ice! Korea's winter offers plenty of activities and opportunities to indulge in winter fun; ice skating and sledding are the most affordable and easily accessible winter leisure activities. The winter cold will be a distant memory as you zoom down snowy hilltops or glide gracefully across the ice. So brace the cold this winter and visit an ice skating rink or a sledding park to make some unforgettable winter memories in Korea!

Seoul Plaza Skating Rink

2019 design of Seoul Plaza Skating Rink (Credit: Seoul Metropolitan Government)

Filled with an enthusiastic atmosphere and nestled among the tall skyscrapers, Seoul Plaza Skating Rink offers an opportunity to experience skating within the city center. The seasonal skating rink is available from December 20, 2019 to February 9, 2020 and opens at 10:00. The rink operates on a one hour-skate, 30 minute-resurfacing schedule, so it’s a good idea to check when the next skate session will start before you enter. Tickets are sold on-site and include admission and ice skates, as well as helmet and knee pad rentals for a safe experience. Seoul Plaza Skating Rink is affordable and one of the most convenient skating rinks found in Seoul due to its location at the center of the city, easily accessible via public transportation. It also has several attractions nearby, including Deoksugung Palace and Insa-dong.

Seoul Plaza Skating Rink
  • ☞ Address: 110, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중구 세종대로 110)
  • ☞ Directions: Walk for approx. 2 min from City Hall Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 2), Exit 5
  • ☞ Operating period: December 20, 2019 – February 9, 2020
  • ☞ Operating hours: Sunday-Thursday 10:00-21:30 / Friday-Saturday & public holidays 10:00-23:00
    * December 24-25 & 31: 10:00-24:30
  • ☞ Fees: 1,000 per hour (Skate rental included)
    * Gloves & socks purchasable on site
    * Children ages 5 & younger not permitted for safety
  • ☞ Website: www.seoulskate.or.kr (Korean, English)
  • ☞ Nearby attractions: Gwanghwamun Square, Cheonggyecheon Stream, Insa-dong, Deoksugung Palace

Lotte World Indoor Ice Skating Rink

Scenery of Lotte World Indoor Ice Skating Rink

Lotte World Indoor Ice Skating Rink is located on the 3rd basement floor of Lotte World, one of the major amusement parks in Korea. Despite being so far underground, the giant glass ceiling lets in natural sunlight, providing a refreshing atmosphere. At night, moving laser lights make the ice rink come alive with a festive ambience. Around the ice rink are family restaurants and cafés where you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee or a pleasant dinner while enjoying the view of the rink.

Lotte World Indoor Ice Skating Rink
  • ☞ Address: 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 송파구 올림픽로 240)
  • ☞ Directions: Walk for approx. 10 min Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 8), Exit 3
  • ☞ Operating period: Open all year round (Subject to change in case of group reservations or special events)
  • ☞ Operating hours: 10:00-20:00
    * Admission covers 3 hours, including ice resurfacing maintenance time.
    * Subject to change in the case of private lessons; refer to website before visiting
  • ☞ Fees: Adults 16,000 won / Children 15,000 won (Skate and helmet rental included)
    * Adults (ages 13 & older) / Children (ages 6-12)
    * Children ages 5 & younger not permitted for safety
    * 50% discount for Lotte World amusement park ticket holders
  • ☞ Website: www.lotteworld.com (Korean only)
  • ☞ Nearby attractions: Olympic Park, Children’s Grand Park, Songpa Naru Park (Seokchonhosu Lake), Lotte World Tower & Mall

Snow Buster at Everland

Snow Buster slope in Everland (Credit: Everland)

Everland’s Snow Buster, located in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, has a wide variety of high-speed sledding runs. The park offers a family course, safe for even little children; the racing course, with a height of 120 meters; and the express course, fun for all! To reach the top of the run, simply use the lift! Heaters are placed around the area for riders to warm up when needed. As Snow Buster is included in Everland admission, make the most of your money and enjoy the other exciting attractions as well.

Everland Snow Buster
  • ☞ Address: 199, Everland-ro, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 용인시 처인구 포곡읍 에버랜드로 199)
  • ☞ Directions: Take the shuttle bus from the platform in Parking Lot No. 5 by Everland Station (Yongin Everline), Exit 3
  • ☞ Operating period: December 14, 2019 – March 3, 2020 (varies by course) / Check in advance before visiting
  • ☞ Operating hours: 10:30-17:00 / Subject to change depending on weather forecasts and unforeseen circumstances
  • ☞ Admission (Everland)
    - One-day ticket: Adults 56,000 won / Teenagers 47,000 won / Children & senior citizens 44,000 won
    - Night ticket: Adults 46,000 won / Teenagers 40,000 won / Children & senior citizens 37,000 won
    * Night ticket applies to admission after 16:00
    * Height restrictions apply for safety
  • ☞ Website: www.everland.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • ☞ Nearby attractions: Caribbean Bay, Korean Folk Village, Yongin Recreational Forest

Seoulland Sledding Hills

Seoulland sledding slope (Credit: Seoulland)

Seoulland Sledding Hills, located within close proximity of Seoul in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do, provides the ultimate experience for a family winter outing. The park’s concept focuses on the cartoon characters from “Larva,” making it popular among children. The slope is divided into separate sections for adults and children to ensure the safety of all visitors. At the playground adjacent to the slopes, you can enjoy other winter activities by making a snowman or engaging in a snowball fight. The playground also has a snow sledding area exclusively for toddlers and young children.

Seoulland Sledding Hills
  • ☞ Address: 181, Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 과천시 광명로 181)
  • ☞ Directions: Walk for approx. 15 min from Seoul Grand Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 2
  • ☞ Free shuttle bus: Available from Seoul Grand Park Station, Exit 4 until March 1, 2020
    - Station->Seoulland schedule: first bus 18:00 / last bus Monday-Thursday 19:20, Friday-Sunday & public holidays 20:20
    - Seoulland->Station schedule: first bus 18:10 / last bus Monday-Thursday 20:10, Friday-Sunday & public holidays 21:10
  • ☞ Operating period: December 2019 (undecided; check before visiting)
  • ☞ Operating hours: Weekdays 10:00-20:00 / Weekends & public holidays 10:00-21:00
    * Subject to change depending on weather forecasts and unforeseen circumstances
  • ☞ Admission (Seoulland)
    - Day-time: Adults 46,000 won / Teenagers 43,000 won / Children 40,000 won
    - Night-time: Adults 39,000 won / Teenagers 36,000 won / Children 33,000 won
    * Night-time applies to admission after 16:00
  • ☞ Website: www.seoulland.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • ☞ Nearby attractions: Let's Run Park Seoul, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon [MMCA Gwacheon], Cheonggyesan Mountain
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Additional Skating Rinks
  • Olympic Park Skating Rink
    - Address: 424, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 송파구 올림픽로 424)
    - Directions: Walk for approx. 5 min from Mongchontoseong Station (Seoul Subway Line 8), Exit 1
    - Operating period: December 30, 2019 – February 2, 2020
  • Mokdong Indoor Ice Rink
    - Address: 939, Anyangcheon-ro, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 양천구 안양천로 939)
    - Directions: Walk for approx. 15 min from Omokgyo Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 3
    - Operating period: Open all year round
    * Closed the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
    - Operating hours: Weekdays 14:00-18:00 / Weekends & public holidays 12:00-18:00 (Operating hours change to 10:00-18:00 during school vacation period)
  • Korea University Ice Skating Rink
    - Address: 145, Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 성북구 안암로 145)
    - Directions: Walk for approx. 5 min from Anam Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 2
    - Operating period: Open all year round
    * Closed Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays
    - Operating hours: Weekdays 15:00-17:00 / Weekends & public holidays 14:10-17:50
  • Grand Hyatt Seoul Ice Skating Rink
    - Address: 322, Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 용산구 소월로 322)
    - Directions: Walk for approx. 15 min from Hangangjin Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 2
    - Operating period: December 6, 2019 – March 1, 2020
    - Operating hours: Weekdays 12:00-21:00 / Weekends & public holidays 10:00-21:00
  • Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul Ice Skating Rink
    - Address: 60, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중구 장충단로 60)
    - Directions: Take Namsan Circulation Bus No. 02, 03, or 05 from Dongguk Univ. Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 5 to National Theater of Korea-Banyang Tree Hotel Bus Stop and walk approx. 5 min
    - Operating period: December 13, 2019 – February 23, 2020
    - Operating hours: 11:00-18:00
Additional Sledding Hills
  • Ttukseom Hangang Park Sledding Hill
    - Address: 139, Gangbyeonbuk-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 광진구 강변북로 139)
    - Directions: Walk for approx. 5 min from Ttukseom Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 7), Exit 2
    - Operating period: December 20, 2019 – February 16, 2020
    - Operating period: 09:00-17:00 (Closed for snow maintenance 12:00-13:00)
  • Korean Children’s Center Snow Sledding Field
    - Address: 441, Gwangnaru-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 광진구 광나루로 441)
    - Directions: Walk for approx. 5 min from Children’s Grand Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 7), Exit 2
    - Operating period: December 24, 2019 – February 23, 2020
    - Operating hours: 10:00-17:00
  • Korean Folk Village Sledding Hill
    - Address: 90, Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 용인시 기흥구 민속촌로 90)
    - Directions: Take a taxi for approx. 10 min from Sanggal Station (Bundang Line), Exit 3
    * Free shuttle bus operates from Suwon Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 4; refer to website for details
    - Operating period: December 25, 2019 – February 23, 2020 (varies by course)
    * Closed Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays
    - Operating hours: Weekdays 10:00-17:00 / Weekends & public holidays 10:30-17:30 (Closed for snow maintenance 12:00-12:30, 15:00-15:30)

    * Gloves required to enter skating rinks
    * Operating periods and hours subject to change depending on weather forecasts and unforeseen circumstances.
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* This column was last updated in December 2019, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details before visiting.