Seoul’s best ice skating rinks you want to visit on a winter holiday
Seoul is a popular winter travel destination for Hongkongers. That may have something to do with the cold and crisp air – the average temperature in the South Korean capital drops to as low as -1.9 degrees Celsius (28.5 degrees Fahrenheit) in January – the powdery snow, or the many winter activities that the capital has to offer.
Although you may need to travel out of the city for a couple of hours to find a good skiing spot, there are plenty of ice-skating rinks in the capital’s shopping districts that are both scenic and conveniently located.
Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink: Every year towards the end of December, Seoul Plaza, the square in front of Seoul City Hall, in Jung-gu, is transformed into a large open-air ice rink.
Grand Hyatt Seoul Ice Rink: During the winter, the five-star Grand Hyatt hotel, in Itaewon, turns its outdoor swimming pool into a romantically lit ice-skating rink.
Lotte World Ice Rink: Lotte World is an all-inclusive shopping mall located in Songpa-gu that also houses an aquarium, a cinema, a concert hall, an indoor amusement park – and the biggest indoor ice rink in the city.