Dolder: the romantic one
The Dolder ice rink is right in the middle of the forest and can be accessed via the Dolderbahn from Römerhof. This rink stands out due to its amazing surroundings, which are well worth the rather expensive admission fee.
Visiting on a Saturday afternoon is not recommended because of the busy crowds. Of course, this has been detrimental to this rink’s score for sport: skating backwards without causing an accident or doing elaborate pirouettes is difficult with so many people around. Dolder’s popularity is taken into account when it comes to the service inside the cloakroom: sometimes there are six or more employees in the skate hire area to accommodate all the visitors.
But if you are hoping to meet new people, Saturday is a good option. Alongside the many families and children skating around with the help of the heart-shaped skating aids, there are also groups of friends of all ages on the rink. The easiest and best way to get a conversation started is to ask someone if they would mind taking your picture.
Romance factor: 3/5
Sport factor: 3/5
Family friendliness: 4/5
Total: 15 points
Adlisbergerstrasse 36, 8044 Zurich
+41 44 267 70 80
You can find the opening hours here.
Prices for adults
Admission: 9 Swiss francs, skate hire: 8 Swiss francs