At the sports and recreation center Šalata there is a concrete sports field surrounded by visitor stands. During the summer season, it is used for basketball, roller-skating, open-air concerts, hockey trainings etc. But in the winter, it turns into one of the most special winter spots: an ice skating rink with a twist.
There is a very big screen that shows the latest music videos (foreign and Croatian), there’s music blasting from the enormous speakers, there is even a disco ball completing the atmosphere! This video-disco skating event is usually reserved for the weekends and evenings. During the week, there are special offers for pupils and citizens, trainings and ice skating schools for the youngest.
Weekdays are a better option if you want more space for practice, or if you are a newbie and don’t want to collide with others. Video-disco evenings are very popular for those who are a bit more proficient at ice skating, like skating to the rhythm of the music and who want to go to the disco/club with their friends, but of a somewhat different kind. One ice skating session lasts 1,5 hours after which the ice needs to be smoothed.
My favorite time to go ice skating is earlier in the evening, when I can already enjoy the music and the atmosphere, but it is still not too crowded. Whichever time you choose, there is great winter fun waiting for you at Šalata skating rink.