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On November 19, at 5 p.m., the country’s most popular artificial ice rink will reopen in Budapest’s City Park. Twelve thousand square meters of ice is available for sliding, climbing, and falling, and the operator will also have two thousand pairs of skates available for rent. There are also ice skating courses for children. Also at Lake Balaton, more and more rinks are opening for skating lovers from the end of the month.

This article was originally published on our sister-site, Ungarn Heute. Translated by Júlia Tar.

About two-thirds of the 12,000 square meters of ice is available for skaters from Friday. Prices have not changed in Budapest since the year before last. For epidemiological reasons, it is best to buy tickets online on the website of the municipal ice rink, but tickets are also available at local ticket offices. Masks are compulsory in the inner premises, emphasize the operators.

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At the end of November, artificial ice rinks will also open in several towns at Lake Balaton, namely Balatonboglár, Balatonlelle, Siófok, Balatonfüred, Szigliget, and Keszthely. While in Balatonlelle the rink is also open at night, on the other side in Balatonfüred you can try the biggest artificial skating rink (900 m²). And the rink in Keszthely to the west is circular in design.

Sources: Index, Turizmus.com

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