If you’re new to Paris, you may not be aware that Parisians enjoy winter sports as much as the rest of the world does. The usually milder weather is no deterrent to ice skating enthusiasts, as evidenced the selected list of available rinks below. It’s good clean fun for the entire family, very affordable, and certain rinks offer breathtaking views.
Hôtel de Ville, Métro: Hôtel de Ville, through February 27, 2011: This is the larger of the three rinks (25m x 50m), with a smaller space for kids and beginners. There is also a large play area with activities for children (under 6) and a giant teepee! It’s open every day weekdays from noon to 10:00 pm, weekends and public holidays from 9:00 am – 10:00 pm. Last admission one hour before closing. Free if you have skates, 5€ to rent them (free for kids). A piece of ID necessary to rent skates. Please note: gloves are required.
Stade Sébastien Charléty, 99, boulevard Kellermann, 75013, RER : Cité Universitaire (line B) Tramway : Cité Universitaire (line T3), through tomorrow! The stadium in the 13th arrondissement is an area for winter leisure activities for children aged three 16. Activities include a 4 zip-lines, snow garden (300m²), games, walks in snow shoes, sledging, ice-skating on synthetic ice, trampolines, merry-go-rounds and miniature golf.
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