“Ovocný Trh ice rink opened its gates for the twelfth time. I am happy that it is visited by tens of thousands of people every year who appreciate the opportunity to ice-skate in the centre of Prague with the Estates Theatre as beautiful backdrop,” said the Mayor of Prague Tomáš Hudeček.

The City of Prague supports the rink (15 x 30 metres) with 800 thousand CZK. It will stay open until 31st January daily from 10 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. Skating is free; skates can be rented for 50 CZK. The money from the skate rental will be given to Saint Karel Boromejský hospital.

The Na Františku rink has been opened since the middle of November. Ice-skating also started on 6th December in Portheimka Park, Prague 5. Ice-skating also takes place in Prague 10 in Gutovka. The popular ice-skating in Štvanice – also for free – opens to the public on 20th December.