Ice Skating In Geneva (Small & Large Rinks)

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When winter starts to take hold it’s a great time to dust off your ice skates and enjoy this icier time of the year.

There are perhaps more places to go ice skating in Geneva than you know about, and below I have collected a list of the best ones I could find. Ranging from small and right downtown to ice hockey sized and near the airport, you have lots of options to choose from.

So, why not get out and enjoy a little winter ice skating fun? After all, spring will be here before you know it.

Patinoire des Bastions

This outdoor skating rink is set up every fall and winter. It’s a great spot for some skating after school or on weekends with the family. Being right in the heart of Geneva, very close to the Reformation monument makes it a no-brainer if you are downtown.

Address: 1205 Geneva, Switzerland (Google Maps)

Phone: +41 79 375 87 05

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 1 PM-7 PM; Saturday: 10 AM-8 PM; Sunday: 10 AM-6 PM

Getting There: Place Neuve stop: Lines 12-7-36

Website: Patinoire des Bastions

Patinoire des Charmilles

The Charmilles ice rink offers space that seems to fulfill two roles. One for rollerblading and outdoor games in the summer, and a small local ice skating rink in the winter. During summer admission is free but roller skates rental is at CHF 2. Details on winter are a little hard to come by so if you go there, let me know in the comments.

Address: Promenade de l’Europe 11, 1203 Geneva (Google Maps)

Phone: +41 79 593 18 38

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 3 PM – 7 PM; Saturday: 11 AM to 7 PM; Sunday and Monday: Closed

Getting There: Bus 6, 10, 19: Guye stop; Bus 7: Social Contract stop; Bus 11: Place des Charmilles.

Website: Patinoire des Charmilles

Patinoire des Vernets

Patinoire des Vernets
Patinoire des Vernets – Image courtesy of Wikimedia

The Vernets ice rink can be found at the Vernets sports center not too far from downtown Geneva. They have two ice rinks open to the public. A smaller rink is outside and a larger indoor rink. The indoor rink is ice hockey sized so its no surprise that they also have games here. If you want to grab tickets ahead, you can buy them online at: billetterie-sports.geneve.ch.

Address: Rue Hans Wilsdorf 4, 1227 Genève, Switzerland (Google Maps)

Phone: +41 22 418 40 00

Opening Hours:

Monday 1:45-3:45 PM

Tuesday 8:30 AM-12:15 PM

Wednesday 1:30 PM-5 PM

Thursday 8:30-11:30 AM

Friday 7:45 AM-11:30 AM

Saturday 1 PM-10 PM

Sunday 12:15-5:30 PM

Getting There: Vernets stop: Line 11, and paid parking is available 24hrs a day.

Prices: Adults: 7 CHF, Pension/Unemployed: 3.50 CHF,

Website: Patinoire des Vernets

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Patinoire des Vergers, Meyrin

Close to Geneva Airport is Meyrin where there is both a smaller outdoor and large indoor skating rink in the winter. Like all big rinks, they have ice hockey games and practice here so you have to check their schedule to see when it is free for skating. But, with the great views of the surrounding mountains, what is not to love?

Address:

Patinoire des Vergers, Centre sportif des Vergers, 1217 Meyrin, Switzerland (Google Maps)

Phone: +41 22 782 13 00

Opening Hours: Can be found here

Getting There: Two bus stops are available: Line 14 Stop Vaudagne, Line 57, Vernes stop

Prices: Adults: 6.50 CHF, Children, students, pensioners: 2.5 CHF

Website: Meyrin

Patinoire Carouge

Usually open a little later than many ice skating rinks, this one in Carouge opens in December and closes a little earlier at the beginning of February. Of course, this can change from year to year, so check before you go.

This ice skating rink offers lots of different events throughout the season along with a bar on the side with fondue and other options. There is also an option for wheelchair users to enjoy the ice, as well as a karaoke night every week.

Address: Pl. de Sardaigne, 1227 Carouge, Switzerland (Google Maps)

Phone: +41 22 305 00 00

Opening Hours: Best to check the times here

Getting There: The Sous-Moulin Sports Center is next to the P+R Sous-Moulin car park. From Geneva’s main train station (Cornavin), bus lines 5 and 25 frequently serve the venue.

Prices: Free, skate rental: 2 CHF for over 6 years old

Website: Sports Center Sous-Moulin

Sports Center Sous-Moulin

It is located just outside the city of Geneva, close to the Mont Sàleve. It offers a variety of sports, one of which is ice skating. Their indoor ice skating rink is one of the three major indoor rinks in Geneva, so it’s ice hockey sized! Just be sure to check the schedule before going to make sure there is not a game on when you do!

Address: Rte de Sous-Moulin 39, 1226 Thônex, Switzerland (Google Maps)

Phone: +41 22 305 00 00

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 8 AM-12 PM

Getting There: The Sous-Moulin Sports Center is next to the P+R Sous-Moulin car park. From Geneva’s main train station (Cornavin), bus lines 5 and 25 frequently serve the venue.

Prices: Adults: 6 CHF, Children & students: 3 CHF, skate rental: 2 CHF

Website: Sports Center Sous-Moulin

Written by Ashley Faulkes
As a twenty-year resident of Switzerland, I am passionate about exploring every nook and cranny of this beautiful country, I spend my days deep in the great Swiss outdoors, and love to share these experiences and insights with fellow travel enthusiasts.

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