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Enjoy Winter to the Fullest! Ice Skating and Sledding in Korea

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  • Date01/02/2017
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Having fun sledding at Everland Photo: Having fun sledding at Everland (Courtesy of Everland)

Winter has arrived in Korea, and with it comes frequent forecasts of snow and freezing nighttime temperatures that make it is easy to see why people tend to spend more time indoors. However, Korea's winter offers plenty of activities and chances for you to indulge in exercises only available during the season, such as snowboarding and skiing. Besides these two, ice skating and sledding are two of the most popular and affordable winter leisure activities and are loved by people of all ages. The winter cold will be a distant memory as you zoom down snowy hilltops or glide gracefully across the ice. So brave the cold this winter and visit an ice skating rink or sledding park to make some unforgettable winter memories in Korea!

Lotte World Indoor Ice Skating Rink

Scenery of Lotte World Indoor Ice Skating RinkPhoto: Scenery of Lotte World Indoor Ice Skating Rink

An indoor ice rink is located on the 3rd basement floor of Lotte World, one of the major amusement parks in Korea. A giant glass ceiling lets in natural sunlight while protecting skaters from the elements. At night, moving laser lights help create an even more exciting atmosphere. 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.

  • ☞ Address: 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • ☞ Directions: Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 8), Exit 4. Walk approx. 2 min.
  • ☞ Period: Open all year round (*Subject to change depending on large groups’ space rentals or special events)
  • ☞ Operating hours: (3-hour per ticket, including ice resurfacing period)
  • Peak Season
    (July-August / December-February)
    Off Season (March-July / September-December before school vacation starts)
    Monday-Friday Weekends & Public
    Holidays
    Monday-Friday Weekends & Public
    Holidays
    11:00-22:30 10:00-22:30 10:00-21:30 10:00-22:30
    * Peak season is based on school vacation schedule in Korea.
    ** Opening hours are subject to change in the case of private lessons
  • ☞ Fees: Adults & Teenagers 16,000 won / Children 15,000 won (including admission, skates and helmet rentals)
    * Admission not allowed for children ages 6 and under.
  • ☞ Nearby attractions: Korean Folk Village Sledding Hills, Children’s Grand Park, Songpa Naru Park (Seokchonhosu Lake)

Seoul Arts Center Ice Dream

Scenery of Seoul Arts Center Ice Dream (Courtesy of Seoul Arts Center)Photo: Scenery of Seoul Arts Center Ice Dream (Courtesy of Seoul Arts Center)

The music square ice rink “Ice Dream” in Seoul Arts Center has used graffiti to prepare a unique ice rink in order to match this year’s theme at the art center of “Graffiti Museum Show: the Great Scribble.” Stage lights and music will create a mood for skaters to feel as if they are on a performance stage rather than a skating rink. Food trucks will also be parked to the side with delicious delights, including tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), eomuk (fish cakes), and drinks, offering pleasure to your taste buds as you engage in your activities.

  • ☞ Address: 2406, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul
  • ☞ Directions: Nambu Terminal Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 5. → From Terminal Bus Stop, take Seocho Maeul Bus No. 22 to Seoul Arts Center Bus Stop.
  • ☞ Period: December 9, 2016 – February 12, 2017 (Closed the last Monday of each month)
  • ☞ Operating hours: 10:00-21:00 (60 minutes for 1 round + 10-20 minutes of ice maintenance)
  • ☞ Fees: Adults 8,000 won / Elementary∙Middle∙High School Students 6,000 won / Pre-school children 5,000 won (Fees based on 1 round, 60 minutes / Skate rental fees included)
  • ☞ Nearby Attractions: Hangaram Art Museum, Some Sevit

Snow Buster at Everland

Snow Buster slope in Everland Photo: Snow Buster slope in Everland (Courtesy of Everland)

Everland Snow Buster, located in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, has a wide variety of high-speed sledding runs. There are three slopes according to difficulty: Jungfrau, Eiger, and Monch Kid's Sledge. Eiger, in particular, offers twice the exhilaration with its 200m curved slope. On the other hand, Jungfrau and Eiger each have individual lane designs, guaranteeing visitors the tripled fun on top of speed made from barrier-free designed sliders.

The lift tows riders back to the top of the run while they sit comfortably on their tube sleds, giving a relaxing ride to the top of the hill. Heaters are placed around the area for riders to warm up when needed. As the Everland one-day ticket covers admission and attractions, including Snow Buster, you may also want to enjoy the other fun rides of the amusement park after enjoying your sled ride.

  • ☞ Address: 199, Everland-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • ☞ Directions: Everland Station (Yongin EverLine), Exit 4. Walk approx. 2 min.
  • ☞ Period: December 18, 2016 (Monch Kid’s Sledge, Jungfrau open. Eiger will open at a later date)-TBA,2017
    * Opening period is subject to change depending on weather forecasts and unforeseen circumstances. Please check in advance.
  • ☞ Operating hours: 10:30-17:00
    * Operating hours are subject to change depending on weather forecasts and unforeseen circumstances. Please check in advance.
  • ☞ Fees:
    - One-day Ticket: Adults 52,000 won / Teenagers 44,000 won / Children 41,000 won
    - Admission Ticket: Adults 43,000 won / Teenagers 36,000 won / Children 33,000 won
    * Height restrictions apply.
  • ☞ Nearby Attractions: Caribbean Bay, Korean Folk Village, Yongin Recreational Forest

Seoulland Sledding Hills

View of Seoulland sledding slopesPhoto: View of Seoulland sledding slopes (Courtesy of Seoulland)

Snow Sledding on Samchulli Hills at Seoulland, located in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do, provides an ultimate experience for a family winter outing. The park’s concept focuses on the popular cartoon characters from “Larva,” adding more fun to the exciting slide downhill. Safety measure is taken by preparing separate slopes for adults and children. The children’s slope is especially popular among family visitors as it allows parents to join in on the sled ride with their child. You will have to walk back up for another ride, but pulling your sled back uphill will become another memory you can look back to.

At the playground adjacent to the slopes, you can enjoy other winter activities by making a snowman or having a snowball fight. The playground also has a snow sledding area exclusively for toddlers and young children. The one-day pass for Seoulland covers admission and use of the sledding facilities, but the general admission ticket does not and requires an additional 5,000 won (4,000 won for children) to use the facilities.

  • ☞ Address: 181, Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • ☞ Directions: Seoul Grand Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 2. Walk approx. 10 min. to Seoul Grand Park Plaza. → Take the Elephant Trolley to Seoulland Trolley Stop (Separate fee applies for Elephant Trolley)
  • ☞ Period: December 16, 2016 - March 1, 2017
  • ☞ Operating hours: 10:00-17:00
    * Operating hours are subject to change depending on weather forecasts and unforeseen circumstances. Please check in advance.
  • ☞ Fees:
    - One-day Pass: Adults 40,000 won / Teenagers 37,000 won / Children 34,000 won
    - Admission: Adults 20,000 won / Teenagers 17,000 won / Children 15,000 won
  • ☞ Nearby attractions:
    Seoul Race Park (Let's Run Park Seoul), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon [MMCA Gwacheon], Cheonggyesan Mountain

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  • Miscellaneous Skating Rinks and Sledding Hills
  • - Olympic Park Skating Rink
    • ☞ Address: 424, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
    • ☞ Directions: Mongchontoseong Station (Seoul Subway Line 8), Exit 1. Walk approx. 2 min.
    • ☞ Period: December 22, 2016 - February 5, 2017
    • ☞ Operating hours: 09:00-20:30
  • - Sangam MBC Skating Rink
    • ☞ Address: 267, Seongam-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
    • ☞ Directions: Digital Media City Station (Seoul Subway Line 6, Airport Railroad, Gyeongui-Jungang Line), Exit 2 or 7. Take Mapo Maeul Bus No. 18 to MBC Bus Stop. → Walk approx. 3 min.
    • ☞ Period: December 23, 2016 – February 5, 2017
    • ☞ Operating hours: 10:00-21:30
  • - Mokdong Ice Rink (Indoor)
    • ☞ Address: 939, Anyangcheon-ro, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul
    • ☞ Directions: Omokgyo Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 3. Walk approx. 10 min.
    • ☞ Period: Open all year round (Closed the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving))
    • ☞ Operating hours: Weekdays 14:00-18:00 / Weekends & public holidays 12:00-18:00 (Operating hours change to 10:00-18:00 during school winter vacation period)
  • - Korea University Ice Skating Rink
    • ☞ Address: 145, Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
    • ☞ Directions: Korea Univ. Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 3. Take Maeul Bus No. 20 to Korea University Ice Skating Rink Bus Stop.
    • ☞ Period: Open all year round (Closed Seollal (Lunar New Year) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) holiday periods)
    • ☞ Operating hours: Weekdays 15:00-17:00 / Weekends 14:00-18:00 (Operating hours change to 13:00-16:50 Monday-Saturday and 14:00-17:50 on Sunday during elementary school winter vacation period)
  • - Grand Hyatt Seoul Ice Skating Rink
    • ☞ Address: 322, Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
    • ☞ Directions: Hangangjin Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 2. Take Bus No. 405 to Hyatt Hotel Bus Stop.
    • ☞ Period: December 1, 2016 – February 28, 2017
    • ☞ Operating hours: Weekdays 12:00-21:00 / Weekends & public holidays 10:00-21:00 (December 24, 2016 – January 22, 2017, skating rink will open at 10:00 on Monday-Friday)
  • - Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul Ice Rink
    • ☞ Address: 60, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
    • ☞ Directions: Dongguk Univ. Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6. Take Namsan Circulation Bus No. 02, 03, or 05 to National Theater of Korea Bus Stop. → Walk approx. 4 min.
    • ☞ Period: December 24, 2016 – March 1, 2017
    • ☞ Operating hours: 11:00-19:00
  • - Yeoui Ice Park
    • ☞ Address: 68, Yeouigongwon-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
    • ☞ Directions: Yeouido Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 3. Walk approx. 5 min.
    • ☞ Period: December 9, 2016 – February 17, 2017 (Sledding Slopes open December 17, 2016 -TBA)
    • ☞ Operating hours: 10:00-21:30
  • - Ttukseom Hangang Park Sledding Hill
    • ☞ Address: 139, Gangbyeonbuk-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
    • ☞ Directions: Ttukseom Resort Station (Seoul Subway Line 7), Exit 3. Walk approx. 5 min.
    • ☞ Period: December 17, 2016 – February 19, 2017
    • ☞ Operating hours: 09:00-17:00 (No sledding during snow maintenance hours 12:00-13:00)
  • - Korean Children’s Center Snow Sledding Field
    • ☞ Address: 441, Gwangnaru-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
    • ☞ Directions: Children’s Grand Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 7), Exit 2. Walk approx. 10 min.
    • ☞ Period: December 17, 2016 – February 19, 2017
    • ☞ Operating hours: 10:00-17:00
  • - Korean Folk Village Sledding Hill
    • ☞ Address: 90, Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
    • ☞ Directions: Suwon Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 5. Take Bus No. 37 to Korean Folk Village Bus Stop.
    • ☞ Period: December 17, 2016 (Children’s course in operation / Regular course due to open soon) – TBA, 2017
    • ☞ Operating hours: 10:00-17:00 (No sledding during snow maintenance hours 13:00-13:30)
  • * Gloves are required to enter skating rinks.
  • * Opening periods and operating hours are subject to change depending on weather forecasts and unforeseen circumstances.
  • ☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

* This column was last updated in December 2016, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details from the official websites before visiting.

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