Until the 12th of March you can be part of this very popular event among locals.
The surrounding area is quite magical and plenty of stalls offer food and drinks while your cold feet might like the new chalets they set up. Beginners like me get a special area to practice for free, on weekends all day long and Monday to Friday 09:00 – 16:00. On weekdays, after 17:00, this ice field will transform into a space for ice stick sport fans.
More than 350 spotlights and music make sure you will get the real open air disco feeling on 8000m². Live DJs are fulfilling music desires from 17:00 on weekdays and on weekends they actually start playing at 14:00. But service doesn’t end here, 1800 pairs of preheated skates in sizes 23-52 are waiting for your feet as well as free helmets for your kids.
Ice skating in front of Vienna’s city hall is a unique experience, most of the people I know love it, while I like going there to take pictures of people in (up- or downward) motion.
Tip: If you only want to skate for a little while go at 21:30, last minute tickets are sold cheaper, for € 3.