Christmas is a magical time and while it’s still more than a month away, the city of Barcelona is getting ready for it. The first signs of the holidays can be seen in Barcelona on 21st of November, when the ice skating rink of Plaça de Catalunya is open again until January.
The rink is the biggest outdoor skating rink in Europe with 1200 m2 of skating space. Approximately 100,000 visitors go skate on the rink every year and there’s room for 350 skaters at the same time. This is only the third year the skating rink is organized, so it has received massive popularity right from the start.
The rink is open to the public most of the time and you can skate in sessions of 30 and 60 minutes. Occasionally the rink is reserved for ice shows (see the video below), skating courses for beginners and sports on ice.
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The area has contained changing rooms, a cafeteria and a special skating zone for children in the previous years. Most stores belonging to the Fundació Barcelona Comerç shopping district will be giving away special discounts for the ice rink, so keep this in mind when going shopping in Barcelona next time!
If you are spending your Christmas holidays in Barcelona, you can find accommodation in Plaza de Catalunya and other areas in Barcelona easily through the services of Barcelona-Home.
- Dates and hours
Monday – Friday: 10 – 21
Saturday and Sunday: 10 – 23
Shortened opening times on 24th and 25th of December.
60 minutes of skating: 9 €