Ice Skating in Seoul

Winter is here and it's time to sharpen your skating skill!! ^^

Honestly, I don't know how to skate at all and it's natural to envy Kim Yuna's skill ^^. No intention to learn it though cause I love snowboarding more than skating. Snowboarding invokes a different kind of adrenaline rush for me like jumping on the craziest roller coaster? Kind of. ^^ (Whatever Zarina..you gonna be stoned to death by Kim Yuna's fans! *run and hide*)

Why you want to skate if snowboarding is much cooler?
1.No time to visit ski resort
2.No budget to snowboard/ski at the ski resort
3.Maybe you will meet Kim Yuna look alike? *who knows..hehe*

For Malaysians; take a dip! Do not compare to your Sunway Pyramid's skating experience cause you may need to garb yourself with layers of clothes to endure the bitter cold. Looking at it from another perspective, winter is the time to be flashy and fashionable, right? At any cost, avoid black. It's too somber and depressing for winter. ^^

Gwanghamun Ice Skating Rink




Admission: 1,000 won per hour (Skate and helmet included), 30% discount for group of 20 people
Operating Hours: Weekdays 10:00 - 22:00, Weekend and Holidays 10:00 - 23:00
Date: December 11 to February 15
How to go: Gwanghamun subway station, Exit 1 or 8, Line 5
Source: KNTO

Myeongdong to Gwanghamun


16 minutes, 5 stops , 5.1km
900 won with T-Money, 1,000 won with cash
Transit at Dongdaemun History and Culture Park subway station

Walkerhill Ice Skating Rink



Official website: http://www.sheratonwalkerhill.co.kr/eng/
Admission: Weekdays 20,000 won/ Weekend or holidays 30,000 won
Skate Rental: 12,000 won
Operating Hours: Weekdays 12:00 - 21:00, Weekend and Holidays 12:00 - 22:00
Date: December 19 to February 15
How to go: Gwangnaru subway station, Exit 1, Line 5 then take complimentary bus to the Walkerhill Hotel
Source: KNTO


Myeongdong to Gwangnaru




29 minutes, 12 stops , 12.4km
1,000 won with T-Money, 1,100 won with cash
Transit at Dongdaemun History and Culture Park subway station

Olympic Park Ice Skating Rink




Official website: http://www.sosfo.or.kr/
Admission: 1,000 won for 1 hour 30 minutes (Skate and helmet included)
Operating Hours: Weekdays 09:00 - 21:00, Weekend and Holidays 09:00 - 22:00
Date: December 7 to February 15
How to go: Mongchontoseong subway station, Exit 1, Line 5 then take the green bus #2412 or 2413 and get off at the Peace Plaza bus station.
Source: KNTO

I have never thought of visiting Olympic Park although it is only one subway stop away from Jinny's home back when she lived in Bangi area. Now I have a reason to. ^^

Myeongdong to Mongchontoseong



40 minutes, 14 stops , 14.8km
1,000 won with T-Money, 1,100 won with cash
Transit at Dongdaemun History and Culture Park subway station and Jamsil subway station

Grand Hyatt Ice Skating Rink



Official website: http://www.seoul.grand.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp
Admission: Weekdays 19,800 won/ Weekend or holidays 24,200 won
Skate Rental: 15,400 won
Operating Hours: Weekdays 12:00 - 21:00, Weekend and Holidays 10:00 - 22:00
Date: November 28 to February 28
How to go: Noksapyeong subway station, Exit 1, Line 6. Cross the road at the crosswalk and take bus #3 to the Grand Hyatt Hotel bus stop. You may also take bus #402 from Seoul Station to the Grand Hyatt Hotel bus stop
Source: KNTO

Myeongdong to Noksapyeong


18 minutes, 5 stops , 4.9km
900 won with T-Money, 1000 won with cash
Transit at Samgkji subway station

Lotte World Indoor Ice Skating Rink





Official website: http://www.lotteworld.com/Family_sports/menu01.asp?mn=Mn101
Admission: 8,500 won for 3 hours, 1,000 won for exceeding 30 minutes
Skate Rental: 4,500 won
Operating Hours: Weekdays 10:40 - 22:30, Weekend and Holidays 10:00 - 22:30
Date: All year round , 365 days
How to go: Jamsil subway station, Exit 4, Line 2 or 8.
Source: KNTO
Highlight: Laser show  Weekdays 20:50 - 21:30, Weekend and Holidays 21:20 - 22:00

Myeongdong to Jamsil


31 minutes, 13 stops , 14km
1,000 won with T-Money, 1,100 won with cash
Transit at Dongdaemun History and Culture Park subway station

Korea University Ice Skating Rink





Official website: http://kusports.korea.ac.kr/main.php?lang=2&year=&month=
Admission: 5,000
Skate Rental: 3,000 won
Operating Hours: 14:00 - 18:00 / Vacation period (mid July - end August / mid December - End February 13:00 - 18:00
Date: All year round , 365 days
How to go: Korea University subway station, Exit 3, Line 6 then take bus #20 and get off at Korea University bus stop
Source: KNTO


Myeongdong to Korea University


30 minutes, 8 stops , 6.7km
900 won with T-Money, 1,000 won with cash
Transit at Dongdaemun subway station and Dongmyo subway station
Note: Price and date may change.

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