Sports: Beijing Outdoor Skating Rinks
As the temperature drops, skating becomes a popular outdoor sport. At some outdoor skating rinks, people can enjoy not only the fun of the sport, but also the clean air and beautiful winter scenery. The following are the two most popular skating rinks in Beijing.
First, the Shichahai skating rink
It is located at the center of Beijing city and very convenient. It was a wide lake in the Yuan dynasty, and in the Ming dynasty, the lake gradually spread, and formed Xihai Lake, Houhai Lake and Qianhai Lake, which are connected together. Since the Qing dynasty, the site has been used as an entertainment place. With the three clean lakes, the willows on the shore and the distant hills, Shichahai is one of the most beautiful places in Beijing. It is an integration of natural landscape with history and culture. With a few friends, you can rent some ice-skating devices there, and have fun.
The opening hours: 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Consumption: ice-skating: 10 yuan per hour from Monday to Friday; 15 yuan per hour in weekend. Rent for the skating boots: 20 yuan per hour with deposit of 200 yuan
Second, the Zhongshan Park Houhe skating rink
The rink takes up about 8400 square meters and is divided into sledge area, practicing area, speed skating area, ice hockey games area and area for children to practice. For the convenience of the customers, ice skates and skating boots are prepared to rent. There are also cold or hot drinks and other services.
Open hours: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in holidays or weekend, it also will open from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.