Although Israel is a hot country you can escape the heat and have some fun at several ice rinks spread throughout the country from the extreme north to the extreme south.
Canada Center, Metulla
This is Israel’s oldest and best known ice rink; it is where the professional skaters train. All of the professional skating competitions in Israel are held at this Olympic standard rink. It is possible to take ice skating lessons here or just come for fun. The center has other sporting facilities including a great indoor pool.
Open Hours: 10:00-16:00 Monday to Saturday
Price: 85ILS or 75ILS online for entrance to the rink, skate rental and entrance to the center’s indoor pool.
iSkate, Gate 8 Luna Park, Tel-Aviv
This 500m² rink is attached to the Tel-Aviv Luna Park amusement park. The rink provides lockers, protective gear and skate rental. The rink is attractive with winter-themed decoration. Private lessons are available.
Note: Only people over 6 years old and taller than 3.7 meters can skate here.
Open Hours: 15:00-22:00 Monday to Friday and Saturdays 10:00-22:00
Price: 67ILS for the first hour, 35ILS for the second. You can “freeze” your time and use the remaining time on your ticket at a later date within the same month.
Ice Park and Mall, Eilat
Eilat’s ice rink is at the center of a huge mall under a large domed ceiling. The upper level of the mall is open to the rink so that you can look down on the ice from above. This is the largest complex of its kind in the world. The Olympic size rink is 1,800m². Throughout the open hours there is music and even ice skating performances every couple of hours. Alongside the rink are other attractions like a mini-amusement park, video arcade and a “snow-globe” play area for little kids. The rink surpasses the Metulla rink and will probably become the venue for future competitions. There is a skate school where you can take lessons.
Open Hours: Sunday to Friday 10:00-23:00 and Saturdays and holidays 10:00-24:00