Ice-hockey and figure skating is very popular in the Czech Republic. I am not the exception and I like ice-hockey very much. I cannot miss a single year without putting my skates on. Last year, we went to skate with a friend from the US, and I still remember when during the conversation he told me: â€?of course you can skate, you guys here were born with skatesâ€™.
Even though it is unexpectedly warm outside and nothing freezes yet, there are many possibilities to go skate at the stadiums. When the time and the real winter comes, I will write about chances of skating on frozen lakes around Prague, but by now, hereâ€™s a short list where and when to skate inside in the stadium:
- HC Hvezda Praha â€“ street Na Rozdilu 1 (tram stop Horomericka, trams no. 2, 20, 26), skating on Saturdays (18:30 – 20:30) and Sundays (17:00 – 19:00), skating admission is 40 CZK.
- HC Kobra Praha â€“ street MikuleckÃ©ho 1584 (bus no. 198 from Smichovske Nadrazi to Vrbova), skating on Saturdays and Sundays â€“ 13:15-15:15.
- Prague Exhibition Ground (Vystaviste) â€“ (trams no. 5, 12, 14, 15, 17 to stop Vystaviste), among many other attractions at the exhibition ground, there is also a skate rink opened to public on Saturdays and Sundays from 14:00 to 16:00, admission for adults is 50 CZK.
- Stvanice Ice Stadium â€“ on Stvanice island, the easiest way to get there is to go to metro or tram stop Vltavska and walk. Public skating here is popular and has a long tradition. It takes place every day usually something between 10 -12, and 14-17, plus minus 30 minutes, depending on the day. On Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays it is also open in the evening, 18:45 â€“ 20:15, 18:30 â€“ 21:30, 20:00 â€“ 22:00 respectively. Admission fee is 70 CZK (100 CZK for the whole day) and you can rent skates here for 80 CZK.
- Nikolajka Stadium â€“ another very popular public ice-skating spot. To get there, go to metro stop Andel and walk the street Ostrovskeho up the hill for several minutes. The place is open on Saturdays and Sundays, from 14:00 to 16:00. The entrance fee is 35 CZK, skates rental is for 60 CZK.
- Sport Center Letnany â€“ street Tupolevova 669, near shopping centre Letnany, take any of bus numbers 140, 156, 186, 195, 210, 233, 274 to stop Tupolevova. Public skating is open daily from 10 to 12 and on Saturdays also in the evening from 20 to 22. It is also possible to rent skates here. The admission for an adult is 60 CZK.
Skates rental is not available everywhere. One more tip. There is a large second hand store Megasekac at the main railway station (Hlavni Nadrazi). It is possible to buy skates there for very little money.
Jan 12, 11:52 (Filed under: Sport in Prague )