Ice skating in the city and region of Bern
Doing pirouettes like Stéphane Lambiel or Sarah Meier? In the city and region of Bern, you can do that indoors or outdoors, in the middle of the federal city, on the frozen Schwarzsee, on an ice rink in Langnau or at the Oberaargau ice disco.
Ice rink on the Parliament Square
We know that parliament members tend to go in circles. However, until 10 February, they’ll mostly leave that to the visitors of the ice rink in front of the parliament building in the heart of the federal capital. Each year, thousands of enthusiastic ice skaters are lacing up their skates and racing across the 600 m2 ice rink in front of the parliament. How about spending your lunch break on skates? The artificial ice rink is free of charge and accessible from morning till night. And afterwards, you can warm up your hands with a hot chocolate or a delicious, mulled wine, or stuff your face with a tasty cheese fondue in one of the heated wooden chalets.
Schlööfe (ice skating) with a unique backdrop
Ice skating on the Schwarzsee
Playing ice hockey, doing pirouettes or playing curling – that’s what comes to mind when we think of a frozen, icy surface. The Nature Park Gantrisch has all of that and then some: ice skating on the Schwarzsee comes with a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains. Here, you’re not skating on artificial ice but on the natural ice of a frozen mountain lake. This is a truly unique experience for the whole family. And don’t worry if you don’t have your own equipment: you can hire skates on site.
Skating on natural ice
Langnau ice rink
Until 18 February, ice princesses and princes can whizz around on the temporary ice rink in Langnau. The ice rink is freshly prepared several times a day and ideal for skating fans of any age: beginners can hone their skating skills supported by seal-shaped learning aids, while experienced skaters have plenty of opportunities to show off their moves. This legendary ice rink is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the Emmental, attracting thousands of visitors every year. However, if you don’t like slippery surfaces, you can always pass the time with a warm drink from the market stalls next to the rink or over a Sunday brunch or fondue in the Hüttenzauber. Tip: be sure to make a reservation, otherwise all you can do is watch other people eat.
Finally, the ice rink is back
Ice disco in the Oberaargau
Ready to travel back in time? The ice disco “Magic on Ice” is back. At four dates in January and February, the ice rink at Campus Perspektiven in Huttwil turns into THE hotspot for coolness. Whether you’re used to rocking the ice or if this is your first rodeo, fun is guaranteed. Neon lights, disco ball magic and music will shake up the ice rink and create an ambience that is just what you need for those perfect Instagram posts. So, let’s go: grab your skates from the attic (or hire them on site), put on your favourite retro outfit and enjoy a groovy time.
Enjoy those flashbacks