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Skating & curling promise magical moments on ice

Turn pirouettes and glide over the ice on skates

Skate across the glassy surface of an artificial ice rink, glide round the winding paths of Top of Europe ICE MAGIC, perform graceful spins on the beautifully situated natural ice rank or demonstrate your precision in curling. The Holiday Region Interlaken promises a wealth of experiences on ice. Discover the mesmerising magic of ice!

Cosiness, thrills and precision on ice

Come and experience thrills, spills and magical moments on ice. The Holiday Region Interlaken offers many ways to discover the wonder of ice on skates. Come and skate amid a stunning winter landscape of idyllically situated natural rinks, atmospheric artificial rinks in the open air and two indoor rinks with flawless surfaces. You may wobble a bit at first, but once you find your feet you will soon be gliding elegantly and effortlessly across the ice. The invigoratingly icy air will make your cheeks burn as you make your way slowly (or quickly) around the rink. Prefer an exercise in precision? Then challenge your friends to a game of curling. Take to the ice for guaranteed great experiences.

Top of Europe ICE MAGIC: for a unique skating experience

From mid-December to the end of February, a section of the famous Höhematte transforms into a wintry wonderland known as Top of Europe ICE MAGIC. Skate along winding ice paths and explore a series of outdoor ice rinks; then stop and relax with a rich selection of food and drink in the cosy winter lounge. In the evenings, enchanting lights cast a medley of colour onto the ice. Skating under the open sky by day or after dark is a real highlight. Take to the ice, or challenge your friends to a game of Bavarian curling.

Skate whatever the weather at the Ice Sports Center Interlaken

Drei Curling Steine auf dem Eis im Zielraum

Want to go ice-skating whatever the weather? From October to March, you can experience several ice sports at the Ice Sports Center Interlaken in Interlaken. Glide over the expansive surface of the ice rink, and perfect your graceful spins. Planning a group event or club outing? On request, the rink can be rented for friendly ice hockey tournaments. The Ice Sports Center also has four curling rinks that can be booked directly through the supplier web site.

«Glice»: artificial rink at Beatenberg

Kunsteisfeld Glice in Beatenberg in der Abendstimmung

From mid-December to mid-March, the artificial rink in Beatenberg offers a great alternative to winter sports. Grab your skates and glide over the surface. The artificial ice delivers that perfect blend of grip and slide. Try it for yourself! If you need to, you can rent skates from the local sports shop. An entertainment tent opens on selected dates: come and enjoy special time with your family over warming mulled wine or punch.

Skating in Thun

Kunsteisbahn Thun in einer grossen Halle

Visit the two skating rinks of Thun. The Grabengut artificial rink opens from mid-September to mid-March; with two ice fields, fun and active recreation are guaranteed. The historic location of the artificial rink is unique. The attractive facility in the heart of town is situated below the magnificent Thun Castle. At the Thun Schlossberg, a special skating experience is promised. For around 50 days in December and January, visitors can skate across a 160-square-metre artificial rink set between medieval walls. There is also a welcoming lounge in which to rest and relax. Visit the «Schlossberg on Ice» to experience unique winter magic.

Natural ice rink at Brienz

Familie gleitet mit Schlittschuhen über die Natureisbahn in Brienz

In very cold winters, a beautiful natural ice rink is created next to the Forsthaus in Brienz. In fine weather, the rink opens from December to the end of February. Wrapped up warm, glide over the icy surface as you enjoy the view of turquoise Lake Brienz next to the rink. Fine snacks and hot drinks are served in the Forsthaus. Bavarian curling is also offered on request.

Your highlights at a glance

  • Two skating rinks in the region enable visitors to skate whatever the weather

  • Various artificial ice rinks with numerous attractions

  • Natural ice rink by Lake Brienz in majestic winter surroundings

  • Curling and Bavarian curling can be booked

  • Welcoming lounges for rest and relaxation

To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way, please note

  • Check the opening times of the various ice rinks

  • Bring your own skates or check rental options locally

  • Warm winter clothes and gloves recommended

  • Helmets are advisable for children in particular

  • Reserve early for curling and Bavarian curling

Personal tip

"My kids were captivated by the amusing animal-shaped ice strollers at ICE MAGIC. Personally, I was fascinated by the light show projected onto the shimmering surface of the ice – sheer icy magic!"

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