Luckily Ulsan has great ice skating facilities for anyone who is interested. Whether you've never ice skated before or are a well seasoned skater the ice skating rink in Dong-gu can cater for your needs.
The facilities at the sports centre include a full size ice rink, the areas in the middle is set aside for more experienced skaters and lessons, so for those who are highly skilled at either in-line or figure skating this might be for you. On the outer layer space is set aside for less experienced ice skaters who can leisurely skate in their own time.
A few extra rules to note though before you hit the ice. Holding hands whilst skating is not permitted and there is a supervisor who comes round to enforce this. You must wear a helmet (which is provided free of charge) and gloves (there is a small that sells them for 500 won though if you forget yours.
How to get to the Ulsan's Ice skating rink?
Getting there is fairly straightforward. The skating rink is on the outer edge of Dong-gu as part of the Science college there. From Samsan the 126, 134, 1401 will take you there. Go in the direction of Dong-gu and get off at the college bus stop. The entrance isn't the main college entrance though. If you keep walking for about two minutes you will see a sign that looks like this, this is the main gate.
Just walk through the main gate to the top of the hill and you will come to the sports centre. Go to main reception desk to find tickets and after that the ice skating rink is in the basement.
Opening times and cost:
The ice rink is only open to the public on the weekend and Monday and Tuesday afternoons. There are four times of day you can attend:
Saturday/Sunday: 10:00-11:50, 12:00-13:50, 14:00-15:50, 16:00-17:50
Monday/Tuesday: 16:00-17:50 only
Cost: The cost is 8,000 won for an adult.
For an interesting afternoon try out the roller skating rink in old downtown. For a light sporting activity to enjoy with friends its hard to beat.
Ulsan is very accessible for cyclists. With a multitude of high quality paved cycle paths running through parks and scenic areas.