When I was little my family and I used to come here regularly in winter time, that way I worked on my then still very shaky and entertainingly bad skating skills and learned to appreciate passing time in the city’s core. Wiener Eislaufverein not only represents a precious memory for me but also is a nice possibility for everyone to enjoy urban ice skating.
Wiener Eislaufverein’s character is diverse: sometimes calm and relaxed, on other days lively and colourful. You always should check out their webpage before your visit, they might have something special planned for the day. An icy gala or a ‘Wunschkonzert’ afternoon, for instance. Also they organize some classy ‘Ice dance lessons’ and activities for your little ones, so keep yourself updated!
As the spot’s situated in a nice city area you’ll have a nice view of one classic Viennese building: Vienna’s concert house which actually is located right next to it (and which appears in the picture). Furthermore, both Stadtpark and the Akademietheater are located close to the place, so depending on if your hands, feet and nose are or are not yet feeling too frozen after skating, you can choose between taking a winterly walk through the park or going for a theatre visit to round up your day.