The 🏔 Pays du Mont-Blanc has THREE ⛸ indoor ice-skating rinks that are 🗓 open all year round, and so are good places to head to escape the heat or rain during the summer months, as well as to visit in the wintertime! In addition, during the ❄️ winter holiday season, there are several ⛸ seasonal outdoor ice-skating rinks (usually set up right in the centre of towns 🏔 au Pays du Mont-Blanc), that open for a limited period; these are full of festive fun, sometimes next to 🎄 a Christmas market and with mulled wine to keep any spectator adults (rather than active ice-skaters!) warm! Both indoor and outdoor options are well-equipped for small children, as they offer sliding chairs and other skating aids like penguins & seals, and attachable skates.
This article highlights the ⛸ indoor ice-skating rinks in:
- ⛸ Chamonix;
- ⛸ Saint-Gervais-les-Bains;
- ⛸ Le Palais, Megève;
. . . for seasonal offerings (updated each year), please see separate MBFF article.
[ note – don’t forget to wrap up warmly and protectively: waterproof clothing (ski suits work well!), helmets and gloves! ]
Patinoire R Bozon (Chamonix)
Chamonix’s ⛸ indoor ice-skating rink – Patinoire R Bozon – 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, 🥌 curling and 🏒 ice-hockey lessons, and matches.
price: adults: 6,60€ (with a carte d’hôte: 5€); children: 4,90€ (with a carte d’hôte: 3,70€); carte famille 6 entrées avec patins: 49€;
⛸ skate hire: 4,40€;
⇒ 🗓 see here for opening hour details, as these vary according to the time of year;
The 🏒 Chamonix ice-hockey team is called the Pionniers – see here;
address: 165 route de la Patinoire, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc; tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 12 36; 🅿️ parking: there is some FREE parking next to the sports centre, otherwise there are plenty of paying carparks nearby.
Patinoire de Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
Saint-Gervais has ⛸ an indoor, all-year round ice-skating rink, suitable for small children and older children alike. Young skaters can borrow penguins and chairs to help them find their balance on the ice. The ice-skating rink offers lessons in: figure-skating, ice-hockey and curling.
⛸ Jardin des Glaces: during the school holidays, on Tuesdays from 15h to 17h, children from 3-12 years (two accompanying adults max) can skate with Charlotte la Marmotte (the Saint-Gervais-les-Bains mascot).
price: adults: 4,50€; children (5-14 years): 3,50€; FREE for under 5s! / skate hire: 3€;
🗓 opening hours: see here for opening hours, as these vary according to the time of year / CLOSED on bank holidays! / Toussaint school holidays: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday, 15h to 18h and 21h to 23h; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 10h to 12h and 15h to 18h;
The 🏒 Saint-Gervais – Megève ice-hockey team is called the Yétis – see here;
address: 77 impasse de la Cascade, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains; tel: +33 4 50 93 50 02; 🅿️ parking: there is a small FREE car park next to the ice-skating rink.
Patinoire de Megève
⛸ Megève’s all-year Olympic ice-skating rink is located within Le Palais (so you could combine a skating session with 🧗♂️ climbing or 💦 swimming . . . ). The ice-skating rink offers lessons in: ⛸ figure-skating, 🏒 ice-hockey and 🥌 curling and – with its large spectator capacity – it can transform into an events stadium, hosting fun events like a themed 🎃 Halloween Party, ice-hockey matches, etc . . . / ⛸ Jardin de la Glisse for children – see updates!
address: 247 route du Palais des Sports, 74120, Megève; tel: +33 (0)4 50 21 15 71; 🅿️ parking: there is plentiful paying parking in the car parks just opposite.
price: adults: 5,50€; children (5-14 years): 4,20€; FREE for under 5s! / ⛸ skate hire: 3,50€;
🗓 opening hours: Wednesdays and weekends, 15h to 17h / school holidays 14h to 17 / check website for details, as opening hours vary according to the season / CLOSED on bank holidays;
Seasonal Ice-Skating au Pays du Mont-Blanc
⇒ for information about the ⛸ seasonal ice-skating rinks au Pays du Mont-Blanc (from December to March) in Vallorcine, Les Houches, Sallanches, Megève and Les Contamines-Montjoie (and beyond), see article ⛸ Seasonal Ice-Skating rinks au Pays du Mont-Blanc.