The ice rink that’s located near the town centre of Ischgl will bring back countless childhood memories – and help you to create some fresh memories, too. On ice skates or while ice stock shooting: you decide!
Experiencing Ischgl on skates
Do you remember the last time you wore ice skates? When you whizzed over the ice for the last time and how you forgot about the world around you? No? Then it’s high time to refresh your memories!
The perfect place for that? The ice rink in Ischgl! This natural ice rink is located right behind the Silvrettabahn cable car valley station and can be reached from the town center in about a minute by foot. You can get there super quickly and easily.
As an alternative to skiing or as a highlight at night for the whole family: ice skating in Ischgl not only makes children’s hearts beat faster. You’ll see …
And the best part? Children under the age of six can visit the ice rink for free!
Ice stock shooting in Ischgl
Ice stock shooting is – especially in Austria – an incredibly popular pastime during the winter months and should definitely not be missing from your holiday in Ischgl: Together with your family or during a thrilling game with your friends. Directly at the rink, near the town centre of Ischgl, there are four sheets where the ice stocks can smoothly glide over the glossy surface of the ice towards the target.
For those who aren’t familiar with this special type of curling which is particularly popular in and around the Alps: here’s a little crash course for you that explains the basic rules and will have you get excited for your first game.
As already mentioned: the ice stock sport has some similarities to curling. The aim is to slide the ice stock over a 40-metre-long sheet of ice and to get as close as possible to the target – the so-called “Daube”. Team size varies from 4 to 20 players. But of course, fewer people can form a team during friendship games, too! However many are available … One game consists of 6 individual smaller games.
The ice stock that comes to a halt closest to the “Daube” gets 3 points. If the next two nearest stocks are from the same team, that adds another two points each. If not, then two points each are subtracted.
Good to know: Ice stocks for adults and children as well as a “Daube” can be rented for a fee on site.
What to do after ice skating or a game of ice stock? You should visit one of the many bars in Ischgl to warm up and celebrate the winners.