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  • Opening of the 2018 Seoul Plaza Ice Rink

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    Seoul Plaza Ice Rink

    Seoul will open its centerpiece winter attraction, the Seoul Plaza Ice Rink, for 52 days from December 21, 2018, to February 10, 2019. Hours of operation are from 10:00 – 21:30 on weekdays, and 10:00 – 23:00 on weekends and holidays, with an admissions fee of KRW 1,000. Skate rental is included in the fee, good for one hour of ice-rink use. Safety helmets and guards will also be available for free rentals to ensure user safety.

    This season, to celebrate the introduction of the Zero Pay service for consumers and small businesses, the ice rink will offer a 30% (KRW 300) discount from the admissions fee with payment through Zero Pay. Additionally, the first 100 visitors per day, using Zero Pay, will receive the opportunity to pay a KRW 100 fee in promotion of the Zero Pay, Happiness of 100 Won event.

    The ice rink will offer other indoor activities, like the Inter-Korean Sports Exchange Photo Exhibition, an indoor VR ski zone, an indoor photo zone, and other cultural and athletic programs. There will be a separate ice rink for curling lessons, as well, to allow the public to get a feel for the ice sport, after having received much attention at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games.

    The Seoul Plaza Ice Rink is an outdoor ice rink operated downtown, however, operation will temporarily be shut down on days when fine particulate matter warnings are in effect in order to prioritize the health of the public. The hourly air quality standards will be updated on the website for everyone to view prior to visiting the rink. Those signed up for lessons or with previous reservations will receive text messages upon shutdown, accompanied by a full refund given upon request. Those wanting to schedule another session can use the ice rink without additional reservations or purchasing of an admissions ticket.

    Ice Rink Ticket Purchasing:
    Online Reservations: ※ Online reservations cannot be made on the day of visitation
    – Online reservations can be made at the Seoul Plaza Ice Rink website (www.seoulskate.or.kr)
    On-site Ticket Purchasing:
    – Available at the Seoul Plaza Ice Rink east side ticket office