Dropping temperatures in Beijing not only brings influenza but it’s also the perfect time for getting out on the ice! Whether you’re a fan of pond hockey, or just want to spend a great time sliding around with your family or friends, there is an outdoor rink for you in the city.
Check out these five places to go skating outdoors in Beijing.
The Olympic Park Skating Rink
Olympic Park Skating Rink is the biggest outdoor rink in Beijing, with a total area of 23,000 square meters. The rink is divided into three parts, one for leisure skating, one for ice cycling, and one for hockey. Note: Skating equipment rentals available.
RMB 10 for weekdays, RMB 20 for weekends (rent fee for skating equipment not included); 9am-9pm. No.1 Anding Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区安定路1号
Shichahai Skating Rink
Shichahai Skating Rink is located at the famous Houhai area, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Beijing. It’s very picturesque and has a lively atmosphere. Skating equipment rentals available.
RMB 15 for weekdays; RMB 20 for weekends (rent fee for skating equipment not included); 9am-5.30pm; 6-10pm. Qianhai Xijie, Xicheng District. 西城区前海西街
Beihai Park Skating Rink
This ice skating rink located at Beihai Park has been expanded to 20,000 square meters while more entertainment projects such as speed ice-shifting have also been added. The skating area is also very near to the scenic White Tower. Skating equipment rentals available (RMB 40 to rent an ice truck, RMB 50 to rent skating shoes).
Free for children under 1.2m. RMB 15 for adults per hour. 9am-6pm. No.1 Wenjin Street, Xicheng District. 西城区文津街1号
Weiming Lake Skating Rink
Weiming Lake is an artificial lake inside Peking University that turns into a perfect place to skate when the icy winter comes along. Only skating shoes rental available (RMB 20 per hour), but RMB 200 is demanded as a deposit. Tickets selling dues at 6pm ever yday.
Opening time: 10am-7pm for weekdays; 9am-7pm for weekends. Free for Peking University students or employee card holders; RMB 20 otherwise. 10am-7pm( weekdays); 9am-7pm (weekends). No.5 Yiheyuan Lu, Haidian District. 海淀区颐和园路5号
Taoranting Park Rink
Taoranting Park Rink is divided into a south part with 9,000sqm, and a west part with 10,000sqm. It offers skaters the chance to skate along a long circular path. There is also a long ice slide at the west part of the rink for you and the kids to enjoy. What’s more, there are eight penguins in the park area which end up being extra fun for children. No skating shoes renting available.
RMB 50 per person (tickets for penguins area and ice maze included); 9am-5pm. No.19 Taipingjie, Xicheng District. 西城区太平街19号