What can be more interesting to the skating loving tourist in Paris than strapping on a pair of ice skates to perform figure 8s in the City of Lights. Every winter, ice skating rinks are set up at many locations in the city of Paris. Admission to these rinks is usually free, but does not include the skate rental fees. However, skate rental cost just about 7-10 Euros; so this can be an inexpensive way to enjoy winter in Paris.
If you are planning to go on Paris tours this winter, do not forget to check out the below discussed skating rinks.
Parvis de L’Hotel de Ville
Parvis de L’Hotel de Ville is the most popular rink that attracts skaters of all ages. It will be a wise idea to visit the place in the morning, as in the afternoons, the place will be filled with single blade skaters who can be intimidating to the beginners in skating. The skating rink will be open from mid December to early March. You can skate from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm on weekdays and until midnight on weekends.
Ice Rink at the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower features an ice rink in one of its platforms, which offers a spectacular view of the city. This is a place that both adults and kids enjoy a lot. You can even enjoy a good dinner at one of the restaurants in the tower after ice-skating. The rink will be open daily from 10:30 am to 10:30 pm from late November to late January. Skate rental is obligatory here, and you will not be allowed to use your own skates.
Ice Rink at the Grand Palais
The magnificent art exhibition center is hosting an indoor rink, which will be open to the public in mornings. The rink will open from 10:00 am to 02:00 pm daily until January 02, 2017. It will be a great experience to skate under the elegant cupola of the palace, which allows much light inside the place.
Charlety Stadium “Snow Park”
This snow park will open only in late December and is located in south Paris. Charlety Stadium is a full-fledged snow park that includes rink made from synthetic ice. All the activities are free and the place is superb for the young enthusiasts.