Ice skating: the six most beautiful ice rinks in NRW

Winter time is ice time – preferably outdoors! When it gets really cold, NRW offers many great snowboarding opportunities. Atmospheric lighting, appropriate music and Christmas snacks ensure an ice cream fun for the whole family. We’ve rounded up the six most beautiful outdoor ice skating rinks in NRW for you.

Ice rink Kokerei Zollverein in Essen

The highlight of the absolute winter in the Ruhr region: From December 4, 2021 to January 9, 2022 The Zollverein Coke Factory in Essen has been turned into a great backdrop for snowboarders. at an altitude of 150 meters and 1800 square meters An ice rink runs in the middle of a former hard coal mine. Between imposing coke ovens and chimneys, visitors can do their part on the ice in a very special atmosphere.

Especially worth a visit in the evening when the railway is flooded with atmospheric light. On December 11, 2021 and January 8, 2022 from 8 pm to midnight ice disco With blows of three decades. Snowshoes can be rented.

Another advantage: the net Monday through Friday can be booked as a corporate event with sports orientation; On weekends and during holidays, the cable car is also available for families, friends or club teams. Demand is high – so it is best to book an appointment early.

the prices

Adults 8€ (day ticket), children 6€ (day ticket, family ticket 18€ (2 adults and up to three children)

work hours

Monday to Friday (before the holiday) from 3 pm to 8 pm; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (holidays); Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm; December 24, 25 and 31 closed; 26.12 and 01.01.2022 from 1 pm to 8 pm

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Due to the Corona pandemic, the 2G (vaccination, recovery) regulation applies to people aged 16 and over.

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UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein, Kokereiallee, 45141 Essen; Visit the site here. *

food on ice

from From January 15 to February 27, 2022 Kennedyplatz in Essen has been transformed into a true ice spectacle. Outdoors, young and old can enjoy 800 square meters dash around the big track, make quick rides on the 50m bobsled, the net Measure or warm up in the winter village with warm dishes and hot drinks.

Baby walkers are available for children to hold on to. In the evening, the ice rink transforms into a colorful disco scene. Snowshoes can be rented.

the prices

Day ticket for adults 7 €, children and young adults (up to 18 years old) 4 €, family ticket (2 adults with a maximum of three children) 15 €

work hours

From Sunday to Thursday from 12 noon to 9 pm; Friday + Saturday 12 pm to 10 pm

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Due to the Corona pandemic, the 2G (vaccination, cure) rule applies.

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Kennedyplatz 1, 45127 Essen, go to the site here. *

DEG Winter World in Düsseldorf offers an ice rink with an area of ​​1,700 square metres. © Adobe Stock / Peeradontax

Ice rink in Kö in Dusseldorf

The DEG Winter World opens every year around the Cornelius Fountain in the heart of Düsseldorf. From November 13, 2021 to January 16, 2022 Ice skating enthusiasts can experience the largest and most beautiful ice rink in the city, covering an area of ​​about 1,700 square metres.

Co-On Ice glows in a festively decorated light that, in addition to classic ice skating fun, invites you to a game of curling. Due to Corona’s condition, the alpine hut is now open on two floors with separate stairs to ensure a safe distance for all visitors. Snowshoes can be rented for a fee.

the prices

Adult day ticket 7.50 €, children today (under 11 years old) € 5

work hours

Monday to Thursday and Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm; Fri + Sat 11am to 10pm; 24+25 Dec closed Dec 26, 11am to 10pm; New Year’s Eve: from 11 am to 6 pm; New Year’s Day from 1 pm to 10 pm

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The 2G rule applies (recovered, vaccinated).

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DEG Winterwelt, Corneliusplatz, 40212 Düsseldorf, visit the website here. *

bon on ice

In the November 19 2021 The ice rink at Bonn Stadtgarten starts the new season and shows Until January 16, 2022 Driving fun for the whole family. The track is completely covered and thus protected from wind and rain.

At Bonn on Ice, visitors can not only skate, but also curling up. Those who are standing on their skis for the first time can take a snowboarding course. Many offerings of wine and other delicacies offer catering. Snowshoes can be rented.

the prices

Four-hour ticket: €6.50 for adults and youth, children up to 11 years old, €4, children up to 3 years free

work hours

From Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm; 24.12 from 10 am to 4 pm; December 25 and 26 from 12 noon to 9 pm; New Year’s Eve 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., New Year’s Day 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Due to the Corona pandemic, the 2G (vaccination, cure) rule applies.

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Am Stadtgarten / Alter Zoll, 53111 Bonn, click here to access the website. *

Ice skating rink in Cologne Heumarkt
The magic of Cologne ice cream at the Heumarkt. © Adobe Stock / Elizabeth

Ice rink in Cologne at Heumarkt in Cologne

In Heumarkt, cologne cakes are tempted From November 22, 2021 to January 9, 2022 Visitors on the ice. One of the largest artificial moving rinks in Europe is located in the fairytale setting of the “Heimat der Heinzel” Christmas market.

On an area of ​​about 1,200 square meters, you can take your tours with musical accompaniment and then warm up with hot cocoa. If you don’t like to ski, you may come to the net At his expense.

Ice run times are a maximum of 90 minutes. Snowshoes can be rented on site, tickets can be purchased online thus ensuring arrival on the appointed day.

the prices

adults 7 euros (Mon-Fri), weekends 8.50 euros; Children (from five to twelve years old) €5.50, children under five travel free of charge; Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) €21

work hours

Open daily 11am-10pm, Dec 26th 11am-9pm, closed Dec 24-25

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Due to the Corona pandemic, the 2G (vaccination, cure) rule applies.

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Heumarkt 55, 50667 Cologne, go to website here. *

The Stadtwerke ice rink in Duisburg

The Stadtwerke ice rink at the Duisburg Christmas Market offers ice-cold fun. It is considered the biggest attraction and opens from November 11 to December 30, 2021 their gates. Surrounded by the shimmering sea of ​​lights of the beautifully decorated huts of Kuhtor, children and adults passionate about sports can cycle around the 400 square meter ice surface in a wintry setting.

Due to the Corona epidemic, arrival, rental of skates and examinations are carried out in a large container for reasons of infection prevention.

the prices

Snowboarders from the age of six pay 4 euros, children up to the age of six pay 2 euros

work hours

Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 9 pm; Fri + Sat 11am to 10pm; Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm; Closed on December 24 and 25

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Due to the Corona pandemic, the 2G (vaccination, cure) rule applies.

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Königstraße 5, 47051 Duisburg, visit the website here. *

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