Get Your Skates On… Get Your Skates On…

Nothing makes winter feel more special than ice skating. Here our favorite places to lace up your skates this season.

National Stadium (Al. Poniatowskiego 1, zimowynarodowy.pl) This is the one everyone is taking about. Find three rinks (two of which are connected by an ‘ice path’), an ‘ice hill’, a disco rink and a Christmas fair and ‘ice bistro’ in the middle of it all. Last year saw 105,000 people visit, and that number is expected to be smashed this time around. Price: zł. 13-15 for 75 mins.   

Old Town (Rynek Starego Miasto) Following its hugely successful debut last year, Old Town’s ice rink returns on December 5th, this time with the rink centered around the mermaid statue. Once again there’ll be numerous wooden cabins selling mulled wine, snacks and gifts – skating under the stars here is an absolutely magical experience. 

Palace of Culture (pl. Defilad 1) Absent last year – to the complete horror of the locals – it remains to be seen whether or not the rink outside PKiN will reopen this year: keep your ear to the ground… 

Torwar (ul. Łazienkowska 6A, torwar.pl) Lacking the bells and whistles of other more modern rinks, Torwar is something of a blast to the past. Admission is charged at zł. 8-12 with skate rental from zł. 7. 

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