Ice-Skating au Pays du Mont Blanc

Le Pays du Mont Blanc has three indoor ice-skating rinks that are open all year, and so are good to visit in the summer months as well as in the winter!  In addition, there are many outdoor ice-skating rinks, often set up right in the centre of town, that open during the winter holiday season for a limited period; these are often full of festive fun!  Both options are well-equipped for small children, as they offer sliding chairs and other skating aids like penguins and seals, and attachable skates.

Today’s post will outline the indoor ice-skating rinks in Chamonix, Megève and St Gervais and a post later in the year will highlight some of the seasonal offerings . . .


Chamonix’s indoor ice-skating rink is part of the Centre Sportif Richard Bozon.  It measures 60m x 30m and houses the 100 year old Ice Hockey Club, and offers figure skating and ice-hockey lessons and matches.

Chamonix’s indoor ice-rink

165 route de la Patinoire
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Tel: +33 4 50 53 12 36

Parking: there is some FREE parking next to the sports centre, otherwise there is plenty of paying carparks nearby.

Adults: 6,40 € (with a carte d’hôte: 5€)
Children: 4,80 € (with a carte d’hôte: 3,70€)
Skate hire: 4,30 €

See here for opening hour details, as these vary according to the time of year.


Megève’s all-year Olympic ice-skating rink is located within the newly renovated Palais des Sports et des Congrès.

247 route du Palais des Sports
74120 Megève

Tel: +33 4 50 21 15 71

Parking: there is plentiful paying parking in the carparks just opposite.

Adults: 5,50 €
Children (5-14 years): 4,20 €; FREE for under 5s!
Skate hire: 3,50 €

Opening hours:
3rd January – 8th January 2017: daily from 15h to 18h;
18th January – to 3rd February 2017: daily from 15h to 18h (from 16h30 on the 21st January);
4th February – 5th March 2017: daily from 14h to 18h;
6th March to 31st March 2017: daily from 15h to 18h;
1st April to 30th April 2017: daily from 14h to 18h;

CLOSED on bank holidays

St Gervais

St Gervais has an indoor, all-year ice-skating rink, suitable for small children and older children alike.  You can borrow penguins and chairs to help small skaters find their balance on the ice.  The ice-skating rink offers lessons in: figure skating, ice-hockey and curling.

St Gervais Patinoire

77 impasse de la Cascade
74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

Tel: +33 4 50 93 50 02

Parking: there is a small FREE carpark next to the ice-skating rink.

Adults: 5,50 €
Children (5-14 years): 4,20 €; FREE for under 5s!
Skate hire: 3,50 €

Jardin des Glaces: during the school holidays, on Tuesdays from 10h -12h, children from 3-12 years (two accompanying adults max) can skate with Charlotte la Marmotte!

Opening hours:
See here for opening hours, as these vary according to the holidays.

CLOSED on bank holidays

*St Gervais Tourist Office also has a brochure highlighting all of its extra autumn and winter sports activities (other than skiing); here you will find the prices and opening hours of the ice-skating rink, among other activities*

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