How to Ice Skate in Hong Kong: The Best Rinks and Gear for Kids

Reading Time: 4 minutes

There’s something about ice skating that feels so festive! If you’re looking to take your little ones ice skating, here’s a round up of the best rinks in Hong Kong and where to buy everything you need.

Where To Go Ice Skating in Hong Kong

Outdoor ice rink at K11 MUSEA

Be sure to check out the temporary outdoor ice rink at K11 MUSEA – Hong Kong’s very first ice skating experience at Victoria Dockside. Located on the harbourfront against the breath-taking view of the Victoria Harbour.

Olympian City’s “A Winter Wonderland”

Head to Olympian City for ice sports in the indoor “Winter Wonderland”, a massive 2000-square-feet eco-friendly ice rink. Running from 19 November 2022 to 2 January 2023, over 400 ice-skating experience classes, taught by professional coaches, will take place. Family sessions, ice hockey and curling will be part of the “Ice Sports Challenge Station”. On selected days, a supersized air hockey tournament, the first of its kind in Hong Kong, will be staged for the public to take part with friends and families. Plus local figure skater Maisy Ma will be doing a special Christmas performance and will host a professional ice hockey tournament that is open to the public audience.

The Rink at ELEMENTS 

Located in Tsim Sha Tsui at the ELEMENTS mall. With a unique pay-as-you go system that starts from HKD$1.5 a minute and the ability to pay with your Octopus card, you’ll be able to plan a skate within your budget. Group, semi-private or private skating lessons can be booked online. Their ‘Open Rink’ design concept removes the need for a ticket booth so skaters can simply enter the rink using their Octopus Card and pay by the minute. The Rink doesn’t have fixed time sessions, apart from the short resurfacing time, so it’s super flexible. Parents accompanying junior skaters can enter freely to watch or assist their children. Safety handrails for first time skaters and families are available, too.

the rink at elements in hong kong

Mega Ice at Megabox

Located at Unit 1, Level 10, MegaBox in Kowloon Bay, Mega Ice is an international sized ice rink where you can enjoy full views of the harbour. This rink hosts Olympic qualifiers and local figure skating contests and is also available for birthday parties and private hire. On a regular day, you might see budding hockey players zinging pucks around; the Penguins Hockey Club holds classes for all ages, from 5 years and up. Skate sessions are $70-$90 per 2-3 hour session. If you’re after some lessons, check out their programmes in ice hockey, figure skating and synchronised skating. Mega Ice is also a multi-purpose venue designed for performances, concerts, exhibitions, corporate and private functions. There’s a free shuttle bus running from Kowloon Bay MTR station to the rink.

mega ice at mega rink

Ice Palace CityPlaza

The newly revamped Cityplaza Ice Palace in Taikoo, offers a wonderful skating experience using the latest technologies and a range of new amenities. The rink is environmentally friendly too, utilising refrigerant that creates Fast Ice for all types of ice skating. Guests can now enjoy direct access from the rink to get refreshments without removing their skates! Bonus. With just a wristband, you’re in for a high tech, self-service ticketing kiosk along with self-service skate rental which is a first for Hong Kong. For convenience you will find digitalised daily and monthly lockers. Tickets range from $70 – 95 per public skate session. Lessons are also available and the rink is staffed by over 25 registered skating coaches. Other new amenities include a stretching and activity room, a skate shop staffed by knowledgeable professionals, and a skate school where you can polish your skills before you hit the ice.

ice palace at cityplaza

Festival Walk Glacier 

Located in the Festival Walk shopping mall in Kowloon Tong, skate along to music while you admire the beautiful backdrop of Lion Rock Mountain. There are a host of recreational skating lessons available for all ages which can be developed into professional lessons with exams. Public skate sessions are $70 on weekdays and $90 on Saturdays and Sundays, including equipment rentals. Lockers are available for $10. This rink also hosts skating competitions which are great fun to watch. Join in the holiday specials Sparkling Christmas on Ice where there’s Christmas dance on ice and Santa on ice!

festival walk glacier ice skating rink in hong kong

Lohas Rink

Located in Tseung Kwan O, just near the Lohas Park MTR station, is the largest international-standard ice arena in the area. The newly-launched LOHAS Rink is also the first to incorporate a natural, non-toxic and non-flammable CO2 chiller plant system. Public skating sessions of 2.5 – 3 hours range from $65 – 95/session depending on the day of week. Check out their skating courses and trial lessons or sign up to learn figure skating or ice hockey at Lohas Rink.

lohas rink in hong kong

DB Ice Rink

Just a short distance from DB Plaza at DB Pier, DB Ice Rink is a state-of-the-art facility offering public skating sessions and lessons alike. The DB Ice Rink offers easily accessible and affordable skating for families and is also a venue for professional performances, international competitions and specialised training. Facilities include lockers, handrails for beginners, hockey lockers, professional and eco-friendly resurfacing machine. Public skate sessions are $60 – 70 for admission and skate rentals. Skaters are suggested to wear safety helmets, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, gloves, wrist guards and pads for knees and elbows.

db ice rink

Aberdeen Marina Club Rink (private)

Located in the beautiful Aberdeen Marina Club, this rink offers ice skating group or private lessons as well as ice hockey. Figure skating lessons are for children aged 2.5 years and up while the mini hockey programme starts from age 5 years and up. Group lessons are 30, 45 or 60 minutes with a Head Coach or Senior Coach and range from $190 – $320 (members) with guest fees slightly higher. Private lessons are also available.

aberdeen marine ice rink

Where To Buy Ice Skating Equipment

Inside Edge

Just inside at Festival Walk Glacier, Inside Edge is one of the most well-known skate shops in Asia. They are located on the left side of the rink and provide high-quality products such as MK / JW / Jackson Ultima blades, EDEA and Jackson skates plus Xamas skating products. Inside Edge consistently introduces new skating products. Open 7 days a week.

CHG Hockey

Selling skates, protective gear, helmets, gloves, bags, apparel and accessories, the CHG Hockey shop is conveniently located at 4/F Yat Fat Building, 44-46 Des Voeux Road Central, Central. You’ll find all your hockey and skating gear here. 

Related articles:

Featured image by Shutterstock; picture 1 courtesy of Shutterstock, picture 2 courtesy of The Rink; picture 3 courtesy of Mega Ice; picture 4 courtesy of Ice Palace; picture 5 courtesy of Festival Walk Glacier; picture 6 courtesy of Lohas Rink; picture 7 courtesy of DB Ice Rink; picture 8 courtesy of Aberdeen Marina Club

Tiffany Beeson
Tiffany Beeson
Tiffany Beeson is a content writer, editor, and copywriter covering health, parenting, education, families, and lifestyle plus global real estate and finance sectors. Tiffany has contributed to large global publications in scientific research and holds a Master of Science degree in Physiology. She spent over 18 years of her career in the field of clinical research in the USA, Hong Kong, Europe, and Canada - writing protocols, standard operating procedures and data reports.

Subscribe to our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date with all the latest news, views and giveaways in Hong Kong