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    Opening Ceremony of Nodeulseom Ice Skating Rink

    The cold of winter has its own charm. The places where people can feel the essence of winter are the sledding grounds and ice skating rinks. Despite the freezing coldness, the laughter of children never ceases. But children are not the only beneficiaries. Adults can also enjoy the cold season as if they went back to their childhood. There are so many places to visit—Ttukseom Sledding Hill, where you can not only sled but also have a variety of other experiences like catching pond smelts and making dalgona (honeycomb toffee); Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink, a must-visit spot in winter; and Nodeulseom Ice Skating Rink, which will open for the first time this year! Enjoy this winter to the fullest in the snow- and ice-filled Seoul.

    Ttukseom Sledding Hill

    ■ Ttukseom Sledding Hill
    The outdoor sledding hill in Ttukseom Hangang Park will be in operation from December 24 to February 16, every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The hours of operation are subject to change depending on the weather, and operation of the sledding hill and amusement facilities will pause from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for snow resurfacing.

    A ticket for the sledding hill is KRW 6,000. With a ticket, visitors can ride a sled on the slope and use the snow amusement park and traditional game experience facilities. The fees for the rides, including Euro Bungee, Mini Viking, and Bumper Cars, will be set at KRW 4,000-5,000.

    Visitors can also catch pond smelts, bake and eat sweet potatoes, make nostalgic dalgoda (honeycomb toffee), and play games like balloon popping and baseball throwing with additional charges.

    Ttukseom Sledding Hill can be found near Exit 2 of Ttukseom Resort Station (Line 7).

    • Period: December 24, 2019-February 16, 2020
    • Venue: Ttukseom Hangang Park (Exit 2 of Ttukseom Resort Station, Line 7)
    • Fees: KRW 6,000 for the sledding hill, KRW 4,000-5,000 for the rides
    • Website: Ttukseom Sledding Hill
    • Inquiries: Information Center of Ttukseom Hangang Park, +82-2-3780-0521, 0522, 0523, 0524

    Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink

    ■ Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink
    The Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink will be in operation for 52 days, from December 20, 2019 to February 9, 2020. Compared to the previous year, the area of the ice rink was expanded by 21% (1,969㎡→2,265㎡) to secure citizens’ convenience and safety. The space of the ice rink was shifted from a closed to opened shape so that people inside and outside of the rink can easily communicate with each other.

    Visitors can participate in a curling experience, the ice sport that received much love during the 2018 Winter Olympics, at an ice rink that was prepared separately.

    The Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink is in operation from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on weekdays (Sun.-Thurs.) and from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends (Fri.-Sat.) and national holidays. On Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), Christmas Day (Dec. 25), and New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31), the hours of operation will be extended until 12:30 a.m. the next day.

    The entrance fee is frozen at KRW 1,000 so that everyone can enjoy skating without financial burden. Visitors who pay the entrance fee using the Zeropay can receive a 30% discount (KRW 300).

    • Period: December 20, 2019-February 9, 2020
    • Venue: Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink ☞ Directions
    • Fee: KRW 1,000 (1 hour)
    • Website: Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink
    • Inquiries: +82-2-1544-1555

    Nodeulseom Ice Skating Rink

    ■ Nodeulseom Ice Skating Rink
    The Nodeulseom Ice Skating Rink will remind you of “Frozen,” with the nearby natural forest and trees and white snowflake-shaped lights. It only costs KRW 1,000 to become the main character of “Frozen.”

    Visitors can choose amongst tickets that cost KRW 1,000 (60 min.), KRW 3,000 (one-day pass), and KRW 30,000 (season pass). The first 100 people who use the Zeropay for on-site payment will receive a 30% discount (on a first-come, first-served basis). The fees include skate rentals. For the safety of users, helmets and safety pads are lent free of charge.

    The Nodeulseom Ice Skating Rink is composed of the ice rink (50 m×30 m), convenient facilities, and event zone. The hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on weekdays, weekends, and holidays alike.

    • Period: December 21, 2019-February 16, 2020
    • Venue: Nodeulseom Island, Yongsan-gu ☞ Directions
    • Fees: KRW 1,000 (60 min.), KRW 3,000 (one-day pass), and KRW 30,000 (season pass) for skating
    • Website: Nodeulseom Ice Skating Rink
    • Inquiries: Major Sports Industrial Co., Ltd. +82-70-4206-5586

    Children Riding Sleds

    ■ Anyangcheon Tubing Hill

    Spreading over an area of 7,600 ㎡, the Anyangcheon Tubing Hill is located in the inline skating rink under the Ogeumgyo Bridge on the right bank of Anyangcheon Stream.

    The Anyangcheon Tubing Hill has a regular slope (for those over six years of age) and a gentle children’s slope (for those between 36 months and six years of age). The regular slope is equipped with a tube lift that automatically brings the tube-type sleds to the top of the hill. The tube-type sleds are used for the safety of riders as they absorb any shock caused by crashes.

    Other than slopes, the Anyangcheon Tubing Hill offers unique experience venues, such as catching pond smelts, catching trout with your bare hands, curling, and making wooden sleds. There are also rides for children, such as Mini Viking, Mini Train, and Disco Pang Pang, as well as other facilities including snack booths to fill your hungry stomach.

    The hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. The entrance fee is KRW 9,000 for children, adolescents, and adults alike, but free for children less than 36 months old.

    • Period: December 20, 2019-February 23, 2020
    • Venue: 285-22, Sindorim-dong, Guro-gu (seven-minute walk from Exit 2 of Guro Station)
    • Fee: KRW 9,000 (for adults and children alike) for sledding
    • Blog: Anyangcheon Tubing Hill
    • Inquiries: +82-1899-7854

    ■ Dorimcheon Children’s Ice Sledding Rink
    Dorimcheon Children’s Ice Sledding Rink is normally constructed at the location between Sillimgyo Bridge and Seungnigyo Bridge in Sinwon-dong, Gwanak-gu, a 10-minute walk from Sillim Station (Line 2). However, its operation is currently paused, as the ice is not yet frozen. The site will be in operation once the weather gets colder.

    Rental of sledding devices and the use of the sledding rink are all free, and the safety guards are on constant duty for the prevention of accidents and control of the ice quality.

    As the facility relies on the natural formation of ice without using artificial means, the hours of operation differ depending on the weather and the state of the ice. It is more convenient to contact the Gwanak-gu Facilities Management Corporation to check whether the sledding rink is open before visiting.

    • Period: Currently not open (flexible hours of operation depending on the temperature)
    • Venue: Between Sillimgyo Bridge and Seungnigyo Bridge in Sinwon-dong, Gwanak-gu (a 10-minute walk from Sillim Station (Line 2))
    • Fee: Free
    • Website: Dorimcheon Ice Sledding Rink
    • Inquiries: Gwanak-gu Facilities Management Corporation +82-2081-2600

    ■ Other Ice Skating Rinks and Sledding Grounds
    ○ Olympic Park Ice Skating Rink
    Period: December 30, 2019-February 2, 2020
    Fees: KRW 3,000 (50 min.), KRW 10,000 (one-day pass) (skate rental included)
    Inquiries: +82-2-2180-3692

    ○ Taereung International Skating Rink
    Period: Permanent
    (Closed in July, August, and September; only the auxiliary rink is available for use when there are training sessions or competitions for professional athletes)
    Fees: KRW 4,000 for adults, KRW 3,500 for adolescents, KRW 3,000 for children
    Inquiries: +82-2-970-0501

    ○ Mokdong Ice Rink (Indoor)
    Period: Permanent
    Fees: KRW 4,000 for adults, KRW 3,500 for adolescents, KRW 3,000 for children
    Inquiries: +82-2-2649-8454

    ○ Children’s Center Snow Sledding Field
    Period: December 21, 2019-February 23, 2020
    Fee: KRW 12,000 (sled rental included, extra charges for other experiences)
    Inquiries: +82-2-444-6378