Lausanne: the best places for ice-skating

18/01/2017 by My-Lausanne
English Sport

In Lausanne, there are several places where you can play ice hockey, exercise your last figure skating jump or just have fun with friends or family.


MyLausanne has decided to help you find the best ice-skating rink to have fun this winter.

Montchoisi ice-skating rink

In summer, Montchoisi is a swimming-pool, and in winter the place turns into two outdoors ice-skating rinks. On the first one, you can exercise loops, flips, axels and any others figure skating jumps or just have fun with your friends. On the second one, you can enjoy a nice ice hockey game and some evening you can meet with friends for public ice hockey.

Patinoire de Montchoisi ©Laurent KACZOR
Patinoire de Montchoisi ©Laurent KACZOR

After exercising on the ice, the ice-skating rink restaurant is open for you. On the menu: beef tartar, traditional cuisine and portuguese typical meals as cod (you definitely have to try it once!).

Pontaise ice-skating rink

Pontaise ice-skating rink is a neighbourhood rink situated in the middle of the velodrome. It is the spot for families and athletes from the north of Lausanne. Close the Olympic stadium, it is a quiet place where you can have fun and enjoy a great moment outdoor with your family.

Patinoire de la Pontaise ©LT/www.diapo.ch
Patinoire de la Pontaise ©LT/www.diapo.ch

Do not forget to bring your own ice-skates! 🙂

Malley ice-skating rink

The most known place for ice-skating lovers is definitely Malley ice-skating rink. The indoor and the outdoor rinks are used for ice hockey games at night and open for everyone during the day.

Patinoire Malley, Lausanne ©LT/www.diapo.ch
Patinoire Malley, Lausanne ©LT/www.diapo.ch

What are the must-see events in Malley rink? The famous figure ice-skating show Art on ice the 7th and 8th of February in Lausanne and one ice hockey game.

Ice-hockey in Lausanne: Lausanne Hockey Club

Have you ever heard of LHC? Lausanne Hockey Club is the ice hockey team of Lausanne. If you visit Lausanne in winter, you cannot leave without experiencing an ice hockey game in Malley rink, also called The chaudron (the cauldron) by hockey’s fans. You will be amazed by the atmosphere, the fans’songs and the cheers that you can hear in the whole rink. So grab a hockey jersey, bring a warm coat and let’s go!

Lausanne Hockey Club ©MyLausanne
Lausanne Hockey Club
Lausanne Hockey Club ©MyLausanne
Lausanne Hockey Club

P.S. Let’s meet in 2020 in Lausanne and Zurich for the ice hockey world championships! 😉