Fancy a Viennese winter fairytale? From the end of January to the beginning of March, let yourself be guided onto the ice at the Vienna Ice World (24 January to 12 March 2017) in front of the magnificent setting of City Hall and on the romantic path through City Hall Park.
Artistic turns under the open sky can also be made at the Vienna Ice Skating Club (22 October 2016 to beginning of March 2017) near the Stadtpark or at Engelmann, right on the roofs of Vienna: The Engelmann artificial ice rink (21 October 2016 to beginning of March 2017) was established over 100 years ago as the first open-air artificial ice rink in the world and has been located on the roof of a building since the 1970s. Fun making big loops is also offered by the Albert Schultz Eishalle (1 October 2016 to 26 March 2017), the Wiener Stadthalle (winter season: 23 October 2016 to 12 March 2017; public skating is also possible in the summer months in the "EisStadthalle" - more information about this here) and Eisring Süd (23 October 2016 to 12 March 2017).
Curling lanes in Vienna
There's an ice rink with two curling lanes on the Badeschiff (Pool Boat) in Vienna. Punch, mulled wine and other treats also ensure a good atmosphere. Things get hot on the curling lane in the MuseumsQuartier on cold winter's days as well. The curling stones can also be swung on two lanes in the Christmas Village in the Altes AKH. At Vienna Ice World on City Hall Square, there are even eight lanes on which sporty curling players can put their skills to the test.
With sufficient snowfall, several meadows in Vienna’s parks transform into toboggan runs. You can toboggan with assured snow in the Prater, where a toboggan run with artificial snow is created on the hill of the Jesuitenwiese meadow when the temperature falls below -2° C, or on the Kaffeehausberg in Danube Park, which also has snow-making equipment.
Indoor sports and fitness centers
When it's ice cold outside things get hot in Vienna's sports and fun halls with a broad range of indoor sports such as climbing, tennis and badminton. Sweat and success factor are in balance in the countless Vienna fitness studios.
Ice skating rinks
City Hall Square (Rathausplatz)Rathausplatz, 1010 Wien
Wiener EislaufvereinLothringerstrasse 22, 1030 Wien
- +43 01 7136353 (43 01 7136353)
Engelman artificial ice rinkSyringgasse 14, 1170 Wien
Albert Schultz Ice RinkAttemsgasse 1, 1220 Wien
- end of October to the beginning of March
- Mo - We, 09:00 - 16:50
- We, 12:00 - 16:50
- Th, 09:00 - 13:00
- Sa, 13:00 - 17:30
- Su, 09:00 - 16:20
- on holidays, 09:00 - 16:20
- Every Saturday: 1.00 pm – 5.50 pm ice disco
Cross-country skiing in Vienna
Playground on the Jesuitenwiese meadowPrater, 1020 Wien
- Certified sledding hills: www.wien.gv.at/english/environment/parks/sledge.html