Head out to Benalmadena's ice skating rink for winter fun located 30 minutes from Marbella.
The Club de Hielo (Ice Club) in Benalmadena is the first permanent covered ice skating rink in Andalucia. The 900 square meter rink is located in a sport complex that also houses an 8-lane swimming pool, a kiddie pool, gym, medical services, cafeteria and parking.
Location: C/ Ciudad de Melilla s/n Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmádena
Hours: Vary according to season, but generally open from October until June for two sessions. Mon-Fri 12:00-2:00 and again 8:00-10:00. Saturdays 12:30-2:30 and then 4:00-10:00. Sundays and holidays 11:00-2:30, and then 4:00-8:00.
Price: Adults (+18) - 9 euros, children (5-17) - 6 euros, skate hire - 3.75 euros.
Tel: +34 952 57 76 69
Mom's evaluation: My daughter and I went to a birthday party at
the there and we had so much fun. It's a bit like skiing in Sierra
Nevada - one minute you're baking in sun, then next minute you're on
It's a bit tricky to find, but if you look at the map on their website it gives a good indication on how to get there. We spent two hours skating on a Saturday and although it was full, it wasn't crowded and there were monitors skating around helping out the kids who had trouble getting up.
Make sure you dress warmly. They don't allow you on the rink if without long pants, gloves and socks. Skates and helmets (recommended for children under 10) are all available for rent.
Just keep in mind that the ice rink has two sessions and closes for a few hours around 2:30-4:00 or 8:00 depending on the day of the week and the season or holiday, so be sure to check the hours and get there on time to take full advantage of the rink. If your children are under 5 years old they won't let you on the ice.
I'd recommend eating lunch outside of the sport complex. We ate at the cafeteria for a birthday party so we didn't see the menu, but it's more like a snack bar. So if you are looking for a proper menu head towards the beach. It's only 500 meters away. Grade: 9
Mom:It is a great place, a bit expensive I think, but great great place. Skates you can rent are quite ok, used a lot but ok for fun. There are "skating helpers" for kids who are just starting and learning. Nice staff to help you out. Music was loud, was great to skate fast and sing coldplay; it does give you the feeling " when I ruled the world". Grade: