In the heart of winter, Vienna's Rathausplatz transforms into two connected ice rinks covering a total of 9000 sq metres. It’s a magnet for the city’s ice skaters, and the rinks are complemented by DJs, food stands, special events and Glühwein (mulled wine) bars. The skating path zigzags through the nearby park and around the entire square.
There's a free skating area for beginners and children, open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 10pm Saturday and Sunday (you still need to pay for skate hire). At 5pm Monday to Friday, eight curling lanes set up here.