During the Ming Dynasty, playing on ice was listed as a court sports event. In the Qing Dynasty, ice-skating was a military ceremony, which is both entertaining and competitive. Nowadays, playing on ice is an approachable leisure activity that dispels the cold of winter and adds excitement to life. As winter approaches, all major ice rinks are open, so let's go out and skate!
Beihai Park Ice Rink
Beihai Park Ice Rink opens on December 29, 2022. The open area is Nanmen Lotus Lake, and its total area is 15,000 square meters. There are four kinds of ice entertainment activities: traditional ice car, cartoon ice car, ice drift car, and ice bike. The ice rink sells through tickets and has two sessions, morning and afternoon. The ticket price for each session is 80 yuan per person, and there is no time limit. The morning session is open from 8:30 to 12:30 and the afternoon session is from 13:30 to 17:30. Beihai Park adopts a reservation system, and visitors can make reservations online to purchase tickets.
Beihai Ice Rink has a long history and was once an important ice-playing place in the Qing Dynasty. The lotus lake is located at the foot of the White Tower, so you can not only enjoy the wonderful scenery of the White Tower but also get a beautiful photo with the White Tower in one casual shot.
Shichahai Ice Rink
Shichahai Ice Rink opens on December 27, 2022. Two areas, Qianhai and Houhai, are opened, with a total area of 160,000 square meters. The whole area of Qianhai and the east side of Houhai are comprehensive areas, providing entertainment facilities such as single ice carts, double ice carts, and ice bikes, and are open from 9:00 to 18:00. The western area of the Houhai is a speed skating area with skates for visitors to use, and it is open from 9:00 to 17:30. The price of ice rink price: 60 yuan on weekdays and 80 yuan on weekends and holidays in the comprehensive area; 30 yuan on weekdays, 40 yuan on weekends and holidays, and 30 yuan per pair of skates with a deposit of 200 yuan in the speed skating area. The ice rink uses online ticketing. Please purchase tickets before coming there.
Shichahai Ice Rink was a skate-learning rink designated by the royal family in the Qing Dynasty and is now also a well-known and popular ice rink in Beijing. You can get a photo with the Bell and Drum Tower if you skate in the Qianhai area; If you feel exhausted after skating, you can go to the nearby shopping street to enjoy delicious food, like eating barbecue and hotpot.
The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism reminds the general public and tourists not to gather in groups when traveling to minimize the risk of infecting Covid-19.
Translator: BAO Minmin
Reviewer: YUAN Ting