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 ice-skating skills and, the suburbian kid I was, learned to appreciate passing time in the city 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 little ones, so keep yourself updated!
As the spot’s situated in the central area, you’ll have a nice view of one classic Viennese building: Vienna’s concert house, which actually is located right next to it. Furthermore, both Stadtpark and the Akademietheater are located nearby too, so depending on whether your hands, feet and nose are not yet feeling too frozen, you can choose between taking a winterly walk through the park or going for a theatre visit to round up your day – I bet the wardrobe there also accepts your skates along with your coats.