Ice-skating in front of City Hall
© Stadt Wien Markting GmbH

Winter sports

Ice skating

Fancy a Viennese winter fairytale? From the middle of November to the beginning of March, glide in front of the magnificent backdrop of City Hall and on the romantic path through City Hall Park at the Vienna Ice World (November 16, 2018 to March 3, 2019).

Artistic turns under the open sky can also be made at the Vienna Ice Skating Club (October 20, 2018 to March 3, 2019) near the Stadtpark - the Vienna Ice Skating Club was established in 1867 and is over 150 years old! The Engelmann artificial ice rink (October 26, 2018 to March 10, 2019) 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 - rounds on the ice are made directly under the open sky. Fun making big loops is also offered by the Erste Bank Arena (October 14, 2018 to March 30, 2019), the Wiener Stadthalle (winter season: October 21, 2018 to March 10, 2019); public skating is also possible in the summer months in the "EisStadthalle" - more information about this here) and Eisring Süd (October 21, 2018 to March 3, 2019).

Curling lanes in Vienna

You can go curling in Vienna at the Vienna Christmas World on Rathausplatz from November. At the Vienna Ice World (also on City Hall Square), there are another eight lanes from January 18, 2019, on which sporty curling players can put their skills to the test. The curling stones can also be swung on two lanes in the Christmas Village on the University Campus (daily from November 17 to December 23, 2018). Around the Badeschiff (Pool Boat), the "ParadEIS" (from November 10, 2018) on the Danube Canal promises a successful winter’s evening with four curling lanes (two on land, two on the pool boat itself - click here for online bookings). There is also a small but fine curling rink at the Advent Market of the Wiener Linien in the Transport Museum: you can book online at www.wienerlinien.at/eisstock (from November 30, to December 16). The MuseumsQuartier offers curling on two rinks, which have even been artistically designed. Curling can be played daily, reservations are made online - to the online booking site.

Tobogganing

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. In winter, swimmers also get their money's worth and can swim their laps in an indoor pool of their choice (internal link to indoor swimming pool page).

Vienna Ice Skating Club

Vienna Ice Skating Club

© Wiener Eislauf-Verein
Ice skating at the Vienna Ice Skating Club

Ice skating at the Vienna Ice Skating Club

© Wiener Eislauf-Verein
Ice skating in the sunshine

Ice skating in the sunshine

© Wiener Eislauf-Verein
ParadEis Badeschiff Wien

ParadEis Badeschiff

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ParadEis Badeschiff Wien

ParadEis Badeschiff

© badeschiff.wien
ParadEis Badeschiff Wien

ParadEis Badeschiff

© badeschiff.wien

Ice skating rinks

Vienna Ice World

Rathausplatz, 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • middle of January to mid- March
    • daily, 10:00 - 22:00
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Wiener Eislaufverein

Lothringerstraße 22, 1030 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • middle of October to the beginning of March
    • Mo, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Sa - Su, 09:00 - 20:00
    • on holidays, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Tu - Fr, 09:00 - 21:00
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Erste Bank Arena

Attemsgasse 1, 1220 Wien
  • Opening times

    • middle of October to the end of March
    • Sa, 13:00 - 20:00
    • on holidays - Su, 09:00 - 17:00
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Curling lanes

City Hall Square

Rathausplatz, 1010 Wien
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Altes AKH Campus of the University of Vienna

Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien
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Badeschiff

Donaukanal (Schwedenplatz/Urania), 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Bar (Summer) daily, 08:00 - 01:00
    • Kitchen (Summer) daily, 11:45 - 22:00
    • Pool in summer daily, 08:00 - 20:00
    • Bar (Winter) Mo - Fr, 16:00 - 01:00
    • Bar (Winter) Sa - Su, 12:00 - 01:00
    • Kitchen (Winter) Mo - Fr, 17:00 - 22:00
    • Kitchen (Winter) Sa - Su, 12:30 - 22:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps ( Door  240  cm  wide )
      • Ramp 300  cm  long ,   240  cm  wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      From mid-November-4 real ice-tracks, of which ice rink #3 accessible.

    • Comments

      inklusiver Betrieb

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Remise - Wiener Linien Transport Museum

Erdbergstraße 109, 1030 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • We, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Sa - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms: no steps.

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Cross-country skiing in Vienna

www.wien.gv.at/freizeit/sportamt/arten/winter/langlaufen.html

Sledding hills

Playground on the Jesuitenwiese meadow

Prater, 1020 Wien
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Certified sledding hills: www.wien.gv.at/english/environment/parks/sledge.html

Vienna sports halls

www.wien.gv.at/freizeit/sportamt/sportstaetten/hallen/

Vienna fitness centers

www.fitnesscenterwien.at

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