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Skating in Barcelona

Barcelona may not be as well-known for its sport as its art or architecture but it may surprise you just how much sport is on offer here. If you want to try something different during your stay in Barcelona, then why not try skating in Barcelona? It is a very fun activity and great exercise whilst you get to know the city. You can see the huge popularity of skating in Barcelona all across city, especially along the Arc de Triomf where it is extremely popular and you can see groups showing off their incredible skating moves.

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Skating club:

‘Friday night skate’ is a concept which has spread from America to many cities in Europe, Barcelona included. Founded in 2003, the Skating Club in Barcelona organises a Friday night skate where anyone can join in as long as you have basic skills. If you do not feel confident enough yet in joining in on Friday nights then they also offer lessons every Tuesday. It can be a great way to meet people whilst exploring the city of Barcelona – all for free!

You can also find more information on where the next rally will be on their website.

Ice Skating:

Ice skating is great in winter and also if you want to cool down during the heat of the summer. There are two indoor ice rinks in Barcelona – FC Barcelona near the FC Barcelona football stadium and Skating Barcelona, Roger de Flor 168.

Over the Christmas period, an outdoor ice rink is set up at Plaza Catalunya and there’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than ice skating in this incredible setting and atmosphere.

If you would like a great, cosy apartment to return home to after a long day of skating in Barcelona then visit Barcelona Home.


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  1. Hola !
    I’m coming to Barcelona in June for my sister’s hen’s do and I had the idea of visiting the city center with skates !
    My sister used to do Ice – Skating so I thought it would be a great activity to remind her of this !

    When do you recommend we can rent the skates and do you recommend an itinary ?

    Thanks !

  2. Hola Aurelia!
    That’s a really great way to discover the city! Barcelona has many places where you can practice it, like the area along the Barcelona’s beaches or Avenida Diagonal. To rent the skates we can recommend you Cooltra Rent.
    Have fun!

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Hello there! I love to travel, and Barcelona is a great city to live, thats why I decided to write about it and share my experiences!

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