Winter in Milan: ice skating Do you love ice skating? Here are some suggestions on where you can go in Milan, the best ice skating rinks you can find in the city.
Winter in Milan: ice skating

Winter in Milan: ice skating

With the coming of the winter and with Christmas approaching, big cities rediscover the joy to put on the ice skates, and Milan with its ice skating opportunities has definitely a huge offer, thanks to the many equipped locations around the city. A sport that by nature envisions all the beauty of the holiday season!

But how was this discipline invented? You need to know that the skates were conceived about 5000 years ago, with the practical goal to be used as a transportation way through the long winter times. Doing so, people of the time were able to move saving up to 10% of their daily use of kilocalories, compared to the ones used to walk on ice. A matter of survival, we can say, where skates made with bones and scalp, were a useful life tool.

Then, around 1300, the first iron skates were invented in Holland, but till 1850 they were only a pair of blades positioned with straps under the shoes, that means they were only simple instruments.

It is in Sweden that the real fun activity evolved, moving afterwards to Holland where it became a proper national sport. And from there the diffusion all over the world, arriving to the contemporary winter habit of setting up temporary open air ice skating rinks in the most fascinating locations of various cities.

If we think about the main ice skating rinks in Milan, the thought surely goes to the Giardini Indro Montanelli in Porta Venezia, where there is a charming skating rink inserted in the lovely context of the Villaggio delle Meraviglie 2017, open till January 7th. Moreover, there are the locations of Piazza Beccaria (near the Dome) and Largo Beltrani, where the Castello Sforzesco is the perfect background, and also the Patinoire dei Bagni Misteriosi, where an Olympic pool will be transformed into an ice skating rink till the 28th of January.

But the newest rink, elected as the number one in Milan, thanks to its modern surroundings, is located only 15 minutes by foot from our Hotel Sanpi Milano. We are talking about the evocative ice skating rink of Piazza Gae Aulenti: Gae Aulenti on Ice, where it will be possible to skate every day till February 25th, from 10am to midnight, while admiring the beautiful Bosco Verticale and the other skyscrapers. Every entry costs 8 euros, skates’ rental included.

If you love ice skating and are thinking to spend some days in Milan this winter, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@207.154.201.231 and ask for more information and to book your room at Hotel Sanpi Milano, only few steps away from the most beautiful open-air ice skating location in Milan, Gae Aulenti on Ice.

The Milan on ice is waiting for you!

 

 

 

 

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