Best Places to go Ice Skating in Zurich

Updated for Winter 2019/20

Best Places to go Ice skating in Zurich


Best Places to go Ice Skating in Zurich


Ice skating and Switzerland are synonymous and in Zurich there are lots of places to practice the sport. However, if the thought of gliding across the ice leaves you cold, there is usually a good cafe attached to most rinks where you can procure a hot Glühwein or two and warm up as you watch every body else skating (or falling head over heels).

If you want to take part but don’t have your own skates you can simply hire a pair for a small additional cost at the rink. Entrance prices don’t tend to vary too much and are generally around CHF 4 – 7  for children and CHF 8 or 9 for adults.

Here are some of our favourite Ice Skating places

Dolder ice rink

Photo © Dolder Ice Rink

Live on Ice at the Hotel Sonne in Küsnacht

– a small but beautiful rink right next to the hotel with views over Lake Zurich.

Open from 23rd November 2019 till 5th January 2020. For more information and opening times see here.

KEK in Küsnacht

Open now till Sunday 8th March 2020 – equipped with a great ice skating rink as well as curling facilities, and a cafe. For more information see here.

Dolder Ice Rink

Open daily and located up on high near the swimming pool, this rink is quite large and a great place to meet up with friends and family. Catch your breath at the café between circuits. Open now until Sunday 8th March 2020. For more information see here.

Eisbahn Heuried

Open daily this large ice skating rink at the Sportzentrum in Heuried at Wasserschöpfi 71, 8055 Zurich, is very popular. It’s open from now until 8th March 2020. Check out the special skating nights they offer.  There is an outdoor and an indoor ice rink. For more information see here.

Eisbahn Wädi

Open Tuesday till Sunday. Known as the “ice rink on the lake” the Wädenswil rink is open daily for ice skating. For more information see here.

Eisbahn Thalwil

Open daily and located in Bodensee 19 Thalwil, this family oriented skating rink is lots of fun for young and old alike. They even hold ice skating discos on certain dates. Open from now until Sunday 8th March 2020. For more information see here.

Ice Skating at Bellevue at The Christmas Markets

There is also ice skating in front of the the Opera House as part of the “Zürcher Wienachtsdorf” for the duration of the Christmas Market.

*** Please note that Ice Skating no longer takes place at the Landesmuseum, instead they have the Illuminarium light shows taking place ***


Live On Ice In Lucern

If you happen to be in Lucern you might fancy going skating at Live On Ice. From 23rd November 2019 to 5th January 2020. For more details see here.

Lake Skating

Some of the lakes in Zurich such as the Greifensee and the Katzensee become additional natural ice skating rinks which can only be used (at your own risk!) if it gets super cold and they freeze over and permission is given! The Katzensee is located at Seebad Katzensee, Katzenseestrasse, 8046 Zurich.

In December 2015 the Oeschinensee in Switzerland froze over for the first time in 19 years and for a short period of time ice skating took place on this unique natural rink. See here for details.


Best places to go ice skating in Zurich

Have fun skating!


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