Plan your Beijing winter tour? Skating is one of Beijing’s traditional pastimes in winter. There are a few lake-turned skate rinks with a total skating area of 1000,000 square meters in Beijing.
A bit scared of skating on the iced lake surface? Actually, you don’t have to strap on your skates as a trained skater to skate on the frozen surface in Summer Palace or any other skate rinks in Beijing. Just wear your comfortable sports shoes and sit on a chair-sled or bike sled, or just ride an ice bike to skate.
Of course, if you are good at skating with skates, the skating rink in Summer Palace is definitely your ideal place to entertain and exercise yourself.
The winter skating starts normally from early January and ends at early February, a month long skating period. The actual skating time largely depends on the temperature and the weather of that period.
Beijing Summer Palace Skate Rink
Entrance Fee: 50 yuan p/p
Opening Hour: 08:30 am – 4:30 pm
There are six entrances to the skate rink scattered in the four directions of Summer Palace – East, South, West and North, very easy for people to choose a convenient entrance point. 30 security guides patrol around the rink to maintain the safety of holiday-makers.
They also have emergency aid kits which include stop bleeding sticks, medical bandages and other simple emergency drugs.
Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for Beijing guided tours:
Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites
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