The Seoul Metropolitan Government will start installing the Seoul Plaza Skating Rink, which has been renovated with eco-friendly materials, in late November, and open the facility at Seoul Plaza in Taepyeong-ro, Jung-gu on December 16.
The Seoul Plaza Skating Rink will be open daily between December 16 and February 12, 2012 (from 10 am to 10 pm Mondays through Thursdays and Sundays, and from 10 am to 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and holidays, excluding Sundays). The entrance fee is 1,000 won per hour, and has remained unchanged for the past eight years.
Notably, the City Government will expand skating lesson spaces for beginners, add one more rink space, and operate three rinks (large, medium and small) in order to stage various events.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government will launch a curling lesson program in addition to skating lessons to allow the public to experience diverse winter sports and celebrate Korea’s successful bid to host the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. It also plans to expand the rest areas and operate a Photo Zone as part of its efforts to expand and improve the services for rink users.
To prevent the grass on the plaza from being damaged, the City Government is installing an eco-friendly wooden deck to set up the skating rink, and using electrical freezing equipment that produces zero emissions, while utilizing eco-friendly, energy-saving machinery for maintenance of the ice rink.