Ice skating rinks and frozen lakes such as the Fiè Pond are ideal for a round on the skates in the midst of the South Tyrolean mountains
Ice skating is one of the most popular activities to do together with friends or family. It offers great flexibility: do a few rounds for an hour, combine a winter hike with ice skating on a lake, practise your first steps on the skates with your children or play a game of hockey with friends.
Ice skating in clear mountain air in the sunshine is something special: Lake Resia, Lake Valdurna, the Fiè Pond - which is cleared for this purpose in winter - and Lake Costalovara on the Renon are particularly well known for this. Ice skates can usually be rented directly on site. Even on Lake Caldaro and the Monticolo Lakes in the south of South Tyrol (without skate rental) you can sometimes find ice skaters, but be careful: The temperatures are higher here, the lakes are usually not completely frozen over or the ice layer is often still thin. Danger of breaking through!
Furthermore, numerous villages and towns in South Tyrol offer covered ice rinks. Bolzano is known for the Sill in Castel Novale, the Renon for the Ritten Arena ice stadium, where speed skating competitions also take place, Merano for its MeranArena, Brunico and Bressanone for their respective ice stadiums. Smaller places like Pracupola in the Val d'Ultimo or Plan in the Val Passiria, on the other hand, are equipped with open ice-skating rinks. The temperatures have to be right to make ice skating possible. And there's usually hot tea or mulled wine available on site.