Last week Vienna’s council transformed City Hall Square into a giant ice rink and paradise for ice-skating enthusiasts of all ages. The fabulous and illuminated façade of Vienna’s City Hall is the perfect backdrop for Vienna Ice Dream, a 6,000 square-metre outdoor ice skating rink. So what’s it all about? It’s simple really! Every day from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. wildly groovy and sweepingly elegant loops can be cut to disco hits of the 1980s and 1990s. Plus, a 600 metre-long dream path leads through the fairytale illuminations at City Hall Park, where four curling lanes await enthusiastic ice-sport fanatics.
When you’ve busted out your final move head to the large, heated marquee with a glazed lounge area where culinary experts indulge guests with Tyrolean Gröstl, farmhouse bread, crispy waffles, Käsespätzle and baked potatoes. Warming drinks – from aromatic punch to hot tea – are also available. I’m famished just at the thought!
Vienna’s Ice Dream
20 January to 6 March 2011
1010 Vienna, City Hall Park
Daily 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Curling lanes Mon-Fri 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Skates can be hired on site
For more information visit www.wienereistraum.com