SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Plaza skating rink will open this year on Friday, welcoming visitors throughout the winter until February 25.
The landmark skating rink is back for the 13th time after first opening in 2004, and will occupy 5,176 square meters of land at the heart of Seoul to give people a chance to make the best of the winter season.
The opening hours for the rink are from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. between Sunday and Thursday, while the opening hours extend to 10 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and national holidays.
On Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, the skating rink will stay open until half past midnight in celebration of the holiday season.
The entrance fee is 1,000 won, while foreign nationals with a Discover Seoul Pass can enjoy the rink free of charge.
Thanks to the convenient location and the affordable entrance fee, more than 2.34 million people have enjoyed skating at Seoul Plaza since 2004, with an annual average of 195,000.
The skating rink didn’t open last year, however, as downtown Seoul played host to massive protests against now-ousted President Park Geun-hye over a collusion scandal.
In celebration of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, a number of events are scheduled to be held at the rink, including a curling experience zone and a figure skating performance by a group of up and coming skaters on December 22.
Hyunsu Yim (firstname.lastname@example.org)