Get your skates on and zoom around one of Denmark’s atmospheric outdoor ice rinks. Found only in the winter months, Denmark’s outdoor rinks are as popular with locals as tourists. Hire skates at most of these outdoor ice rinks or bring your own and don’t forget to wrap up! Ice skating outside is healthy, fantastic fun and an uplifting way to enjoy the Danish outdoors in winter!
Skate outdoors by Frederiksberg Have
Every winter Frederiksberg Runddel, at the entrance to Frederiksberg Garden, is turned into a wonderful ice rink, which allows you to have fun on the ice throughout the winter season.
The ice rink at Frederiksberg Runddel is open around the clock, if you have your own skates, and during the day you can rent skates or bring your own in for an annual check up.
If you get cold while skating, you can also pruchase hot drinks from the skate rental.
Frederiksberg Municipality has set up some rules and guidelines for using the ice rink, for everyone’s benefit and enjoyment.
The ice rink is reserved for skaters, and therefore cannot be used for ice hockey games. And to avoid clashes please skate counterclockwise.
The largest outdoor rink in Northern Europe
Genforeningspladsen’s ice skating rink in Northwest Copenhagen is Northern Europe’s largest artificial ice rink. All winter you can ice skate – using your own or rented skates. (Picture: See feature inage).
Bring your own skates or rent a pair for DKK 50 per hour and skate around in the fresh winter air. The ice rink can be used for both plain skating and speed skating.
Parking is possible on the opposite side of Hulgårdsvej in the parking lot at the Grøndal shopping centre. Please avoid parking in the small streets leading up to the ice rink.
Skate in atmospheric North Copenhagen
The ice skating rink in the heart of Copenhagen has moved to Valby and offers tons of fun for young as well as old during the winter. The rink measures 40 x 60 meters.
You might know the ice skating rink at Kongens Nytorv, but due to the Metro-work it has been moved to a new location in Valby.
Disco on the ice
Here you can ice skate outdoors on Toftegårds Plads. The rink is new and offers activies on ice for all ages. For example you can disco on the ice every Friday.
Art and skating combined
You can also enjoy a wall of street art from the Galore Festival earlier this year.
Ice rink at the heart of Aalborg
You can go ice skating in the cosy C.W. Obels Square, placed in the heart of Aalborg. The skating rink is surrounded by some of the best cafees in Aalborg, where you can go to get you feet warmed up, and enjoy a hot cup of chocolate after your activities on the rink.
The outdoor skating rink is opened from November 23rd to March and it is free when you bring your own skates.
Rental of ice skates DKK 30,-
Ice skate sharpening DKK 25,-
If the weather is really bad, the skating rink will be closed.
Skate in idyllic Esbjerg town centre
Opening day 29 Nov. 12.00 – 21.00
December Mon – Fri 12.00 – 21.00
January Mon – Fri 13.00 – 19.00
February Mon – Fri 13.00 – 18.00
Weekends and holidays 10.00 – 18.00
The ice rink can be used free of charge.
Skates for rent – price DKK 30 per hour.
Helmets for rent – price DKK 15 per hour.
Skate by the Sea on Funen
Every winter (around the 1. December) the volley courts in Havnegade change into an ice rink, with a lovely view of Lillebælt. It is free to use the ice rink.
Skive Outdoor Ice Rink
Skive ice rink is situated centrally at Posthustorvet. Here children of ALL ages can enjoy the fun of skating.
Skate rental is open every day from 10am to 6pm. Price for renting a pair of skates: DKK 35.-
Everyday the ice rink is closed between 6am – 10am, while the ice is being prepared for the day.
Holbæk Outdoor Ice Rink
Outdoor skating rink. Ice skating rental. Refreshment sold. This is Denmark on ice!
Source: Visit Denmark