In winter one of the best and popular leisure activities is skating. A lot of people want to skate well and not to hang on the rink barrier all the time. Here I will tell where you can learn how to ice skate in Wroclaw.
Where to skate in Wroclaw?
There are 4 skating rinks where you can skate in Wroclaw and that unfortunately are open only from late autumn till early spring:
Indoor skating rink Orbita – ul. Wejherowska 34
Indoor skating rink Spiska – ul. Spiska 1
Roofed skating rink Brücknera – al. Aleksandra Brücknera 10
Outdoor skating rink Centennial Hall – ul. Wystawowa 1
The price for 1 hour of skating varies between 7-11 zł for discount tickets and 10-13 zł for normal tickets depending on skating rink and day of the week. Skates rent cost 6 zł per pair. You also can rent a helmet or a penguin that may help children to feel confident and start skating on the open ice. Private skating classes with instructors are provided for additional fee.
Where to learn how to skate in Wroclaw?
There is a new figure skating school for children and adults at the skating rink Brücknera in Wroclaw. It is called Axel Wrocław and was founded in 2016 but already got lots of admirers.
In winter the school offers group skating classes as well as off-ice trainings which are very important for figure skaters. The advanced group has trainings twice a week: on Thursdays and Saturdays. Those who are just starting to skate are welcome on Saturdays.
Synchronized skating for the first time in history of Wroclaw!
In January 2018 the first group of synchronized skating started skating in Axel Wrocław. Synchronized skating is a figure skating discipline where 8–16 skaters skate together synchronously performing figure skating elements. If you are interested, able to skate a little bit and ready for fun, you can join the new team on Sundays.
Below you will find a video from the very first training in synchronized skating.