Nemzeti Sportközpontok

Practice Ice rink


The Practice Ice rink built in 2002 is the newest institution in the family of the Olympic Centre of Budapest. It is mainly used by certified figure skaters, speed skaters and hockey players for training, but skating courses for both children and adults are also organized in the institution.


address: 1146 Budapest Istvánmezei út 3-5

phone: 00-36-1-471-43-03


manager of the institution: Levente Nagy-Pál


The Practice Ice rink is located in district XIV, on the grounds of the Olympic Centre of Budapest. It is accessible by car on Istvánmezei street from the direction of Thököly street.

Public transportation: take the BKV bus No. 7 to Cházár András street, from there walk down on Szabó József street passing the Millenáris and the Kisstadion to reach the Ice rink in a couple of minutes.

Professional Sport

The Practice Ice rink is above all used by the various branches of the Hungarian National Skating Federation – short-track, figure skating, ice dancing, synchronized skating – for trainings and contests. Since the course is equipped with a soft board fence for short-track skating, unique in Europe, the hockey teams are only allowed to hold trainings without pucks here.

Amateur Sport, events

Many clubs hold their skating courses in the Ice rink. These courses are primarily for the children but adults can sign up as well.

The National Sports Centres undertakes the organization of conferences and business sporting events in the institution if required.

Further information: or 00-36-1-471-4303

Did you know?

  • There were tennis course in the location of the Practice Ice rink before 2002.
  • There are 10 changing rooms in the Ice rink available to be used by the skaters.