“Pattinaggio su ghiaccio” is how i its said around here in Florence and its about time to taste the track 🙂 To find the track take the bus number 1, 7 or 20 from the station just where the external is located and stop at Piazza Libertà. From there just ask for the Parterre which is a minutes walk and is located behind the palace opposite to the Principe cinema. It is circular in form and measures approximately 20 x 30m completely in the open. Skates are hired at the counter or one can bring their own too.
With just 6€ per hour, one can make a decent get toghether for a couple of hours. The track will be open during the whole month of December from 9:00-23:30; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays unti 1:00 am
This year skating classes for adults and children have been organized along with representations of figure skating in the presence of sport experts!
Incase any one who wants to go a little bit further away from Florence maybe with a big group to orgnize a birthday party or something more private apart from generally going fro one then I would suggest the skating ring in Sesto Fiorentino.
A good resource for all your winter sport needs in Florence – Italy visit www.firenzewinterpark.it
The structure is fed from a system with low environmental impact which has a pvc cover to shelter itself from rain and wind. The track has been built and managed by the association Fantastighiaccio thanks to a contribution of the City municipality and pretty much the same size of the Parterre. It can take about two hundred skaters at a time. The track is open every day from 10am to 8pm (Friday and Saturday until midnight while Sunday upto 10pm).
The location is Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Sesto Fiorentino and the number is 055/4496357. Please find out the timings directly from them since here the opening hours could vary. Opening hours is at 10:am