Niigata Asahi Alex Ice Arena

Did you know that you can enjoy winter in Niigata City year round?

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This ice rink has everything you need and then some!

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In addition to their full size main rink they have a sub-rink where you can practice curling (no really, they have lessons!).

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Speaking of their lessons, they have all sorts of lessons from beginners, intermediate, short (3~4 day long) classes, curling and rink time for people with intellectual disabilities. They have “Kid’s Park” time every weekend and national holiday where they turn the sub-rink into a playground for kinds (and their guardians).

In their locker room they have around 1000 pairs of shoes ranging in sizes from 15-30 cm so almost anyone can rent shoes that fit.

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When you do skate however, there is a “No gloves? No skate.” policy that they are very strict about (which they have for sale if you forget). They do also have helmets and knee/elbow pads that you can borrow for free.

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Don’t skate but friends and family are making you go? No worries! There is a lounge on the second floor and spectators seats from which you can watch them skate beautifully or fall… or both if you are lucky.

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Naturally, they have a snack corner too!

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Have little ones? They also have a kids’ play room and nursery room on the second floor totally free to use.

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During winter and summer breaks, they also hold special events like illuminations (both inside and out!).

Hours: 10:00 AM ~ 18:00 PM (From July – Sept. 12:00 ~ 18:00) Unless rink is rented out for special events.
アイスアリーナ (31)Tel:025-288-1234
Website (Japanese Only):
〒950-1141 新潟県新潟市中央区鐘木257-17
257-17 Shumoku, Chuo Ward, Niigata City
General Admission: Admission fees are as follows though they have monthly passes and group rates also available.

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They have a shuttle bus from the south side of Niigata Station on weekends and national holidays. (Schedule here)
Otherwise if you get on a bus bound for the Shimin Byoin (市民病院) from the south side of the station and get off at the Shimin Byoin bus stop (map below).
There is a parking lot that is free for the first 3 hours when using the rink facilities. otherwise 100 yen per hour for small/normal sized cars, 200 yen per hour for buses and other large vehicles.
Map: (with directions from the Shimin Byoin Bus Stop)



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