Numakage Ice Rink – Each year, the summer pool in Numakage park, Minami Ward, is transformed into an 1800 square meter outdoor ice rink during the winter months. The rink opens late on weekends. If you just want to observe people skating you can enter the rink area for free. There are other facilities of interest in the park such as an indoor pool and yoga and pilate classes. In 2021 several of the usual seasonal ice rinks aren’t opening, so its a relief to see that Numakage is.
Numakage Ice Rink Information
Winter 2021 – 2022 dates: the ice rink will be available from Saturday December 18th 2021 until Sunday February 13th 2022. However, they close the rink on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day. Otherwise, the ice rink is generally open daily. But in the event of particularly bad weather the rink may either be closed for the whole day or they may change their opening hours. You can check on the official site for any changes.
Hours: Open 9 am to 6 pm on weekends and until 8.50 pm on weekends and public holidays until February 18th. Last year, they shortened the hours when the State of Emergency came into play. If another State of Emergency is announced it is possible the same will happen again.
Numakage Ice Rink Access: the rink is a ten minute walk from JR Saikyo Line Musashi Urawa station. If you come by car, there is free parking for up to 150 cars.
Cost: the adult price is 660 yen. The children’s price is 320 yen for primary and high school students, children under 7 are free. Skate rental costs were also raised last year to 400 yen per person.
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First published November 23rd 2016, last republish November 22nd 2021.