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Ice skating, Sofia (rinks, working times & prices)

Ice skating is without a doubt one of our most favorite things to do during winter. It’s fun, it’s a great exercise for the hips, it warms you up, and you usually end up laughing a lot.

So, without any further ado, let us introduce to you the open ice skating rinks in Sofia for the winter 2016 – 2017.

The Winter Palace

The Winter Palace is located in Student’s Town (Studentski Grad) in Sofia and there’s usually enough parking. Here’s the location of the parking entrance.

Working hours:

Tuesday: 19:00 – 20:30
Wednesday: 19:00 – 20:30
Thursday: 19:00 – 20:30
Friday: 19:00 – 20:30
Saturday: 17:00 – 18:30 and 19:00 – 20:30
Sunday: 17:00 – 18:30 and 19:00 – 20:30


Entrance fee – 5 lev
Instructor – 5 lev
Ice skates (rent) – 4 lev
Wardrobe – 0.50 lev
Ice skates sharpening – 5 lev


Accross town, near the well-known area of Borovo there’s another place you can go for ice skating. Slavia also has it’s own parking and you can leave your car right outside the ice-skating rink here.

P.S. This particular ice skating rink is open during the summer as well, but it only works on Saturdays from 18:00 – 19:30.

Working hours:

Wednesday: 19:00 – 20:30
Friday: 19:00 – 20:30
Saturday: 11:30 – 13:00 and 17:00 – 18:30
Sunday: 11:30 – 13:00 and 17:00 – 18:30


Entrance fee – 6 lev
Ice skates (rent) – 3 lev

Ariana Lake

The ice-skating rink on Ariana lake is located downtown Sofia, in the beginning of Boris’ garden (Borisova Gradina). It’s a really cool place, but please be extra careful there – unlike the above two places it’s more famous amongst non-professionals and they can be dangerous. The coolest thing about Ariana lake ice skating rink is that it’s open 24/7 🙂

Here’s the link to the parking entrance: Google Maps Link

Working hours:



Entrance fee – 5 lev
Ice skates (rent) – 4 lev

Happy ice skating!!!


By Nina Alexander

Nina is the big sister. She's a marketing professional by day, traveler by heart, tech geek, bookworm, beer lover and an amateur photographer. Her motto is Friedrich Nietzsche's famous quote "And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."

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