Being an Erasmus student or doing internship abroad is not only about studying/working in different country and communicating with new people, but also about seizing every opportunity to have fun and spend the time you will remember.
Spending winter in Poland, hm?
During visit to Poland, you can assume that winter time can be frustrating especially when you think of freezing toes when waiting for a bus, going to and from work/university when it is dark, or when just thinking of how long to wait for summer. What if we tell you that you can still have fun in winter ? Pepe Housing team would like to recommend you a couple of places where you can get rid of your Erasmus routine, being homesick, or bad mood.
Recall your first sledding when you were a child either with your parent, relative, sibling, or a good friend. Have you got some goosebumps? Do you have a feeling of nostalgy? That’s what we are talking about!
Here are some recommendations from Pepe Housing team where you can have real winter fun in cities of Poland.
Warsaw’s Old Town in winter is breathtaking, especially in Christmas time. Decorated Christmas tree, colorful lights on old buildings, and live music make Old Town in Warsaw a magical place. Yet, the main point here is that Old Town Ice Rink is open and you should get ready to spin around.
Address: Rynek Starego Miasta , Old Town
Open: 10:00 – 21:00
Still thinking about sledding, right?
…then such places as park as Moczydło and Górka Szczęśliwicka are for you.
*You should come there with your sledges, which you can buy online or borrow from your Polish friends.
Ice Skating lovers can spend their free time at Ice Rink near Galeria Krakowska.
Address: Pl. Jana Nowaka Jeziorańskiego , Old Town
Open: 09:00 – 21:30, Sun 10:00 – 20:30.
An alternative place would be Błonia Ice Rink, which is located at Jordan Park, entrance from Al. 3-Maja 11A , Old Town.
Open: 09:00 – 21:00; Fri, Sat 09:00 – 22:00.
As for sledding, the nice places would be Park Krowoderski, Park Kurdwanów, and Park Tysiąclecia. Just make sure you are dressed warm and a nice day is guaranteed.
Ice Skating in Wroclaw is popular as well, that is why there is a huge choice of places where you can demonstrate your ice skating talent.
Pick a place!
Skating rink Orbita Wroclaw
Address: Wejherowska street 34, Wroclaw
Open: Monday – Friday 17 .00 – 21.00
Saturday and Sunday 8.00 – 21.00
Skating rink Spiska Wroclaw
Address: Spiska street 1, Wroclaw
Open: Monday -Friday 17.00 to 22.00
Saturday and Sunday from 8.00 to 22.00
Skating Rink Wroclaw Stadium
…is situated next to the City Stadium in Wroclaw. Entrance is through gate A from Śląska alley.
Open: Monday – Friday from 16.00 to 22.00
Saturday and Sunday from 9.00 am to 22.00
Sledding fans should visit Górka Skarbowców, which is situated on ul. Racławicka.
Malta Skating Rink in Poznan invites everyone for indoor ice skating.
Address: ul. Jana Pawła II (corner of ul. Abpa A. Baraniaka) , Lake Malta
Open: 08:00 – 22:00, Fri, Sat 08:00 – 23:00.
Park Drwęskich, which is on ul. Królowej Jadwigi, is a nice place to spend some time with friends sledding.
City Skating Rink is one of the most popular places where ice skating lovers spend their time.
Address: Plac Zebrań Ludowych, Gdańsk
Open: 14:30 – 20:30, Wed 14:30 – 17:30, Sat, Sun 11:30 – 20:30.
Sledding places in Gdansk are available too and Górka w Parku Tysiąclecia is one of them.
Gdynia Ice Rink is a nice place to ice-skate. But make sure you have your mittens/gloves because it is required.
Open: 18:00 – 20:30, Tue, Fri 14:00 – 20:20, Sat, Sun 09:00 – 20:30. Closed on Monday.
Sopot Pier Skating Park is one of the most beautiful places in the city. This ice rink can gather more than 100 people at a time.
Address: by entrance to Sopot Pier, Sopot
Open: 16:00 – 20:00, Sat, Sun 11:30 – 20:00.
We get the feeling that there should be some folks who would love to go skiing or snowboarding. Then, Zakopane ski resort is a perfect place for you. During holidays in Poland the accommodation near the resort may seem expensive, but some days after the Polish celebrations, the prices are reasonable again 🙂
If you do not feel like going sledding, ice-skating, skiing, or snowboarding -nobody canceled an old idea of comforting yourself with a delicious hot drink and a good book. Even though your room/flat for Erasmus semester looks perfect, there are a bunch of coffee places if you still want to escape from routine and find your ideal place to chill out.
If you know more places to spend an active winter time in the cities of Poland, comment below and share your ideas or favorite places.