CTBC Financial Park’s Ice Rink in Nangang District of Taipei is Taiwan’s only outdoor skating rink. It also includes a man-made snow play area for people who have never experienced snow. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season, and the best part is it's free!
The CTBC Financial Park is the headquarters of China Trust Commercial Bank, which was completed in 2013.
The free outdoor ice rink at the China Trust Financial Center Park has been running since 2015, as a charitable way to give back to the community. The ice rink can get especially busy during holidays and weekends, so it is best to book online in advance if you have a group of 10 or more.
December to March every year (closed Chinese New Year's Eve)
Weekend Additional Session (Saturday and Sunday): 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
First Session: 3:30 - 5 PM
Second Session: 5:30 - 7 PM
Third Session: 7:30 - 9 PM
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Activities in Nangang:
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How to get there:
By Car/Scooter: From Nangang Road at Nangang Exhibition Center MRT station, turn north toward CTBC Financial Park. There is paid parking on the south entrance.
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By Bus/MRT: Take the MRT to Nangang Software Park Station. The Ice rink is across the street. You can purchase a discount easy card to use on the MRT from Klook here or KKday here. You can also book an MRT travel pass on Klook here.
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We have visited the CTBC Financial Center every year since 2016. There are usually lots of people (mostly kids) lined up every weekend during the winter to go ice skating. Because Taiwan rarely sees weather below freezing, much less snow, it is a very popular sport for local Taiwanese people.
Getting here is easy. Just take the MRT to the Nangang Software Park (pictured above).
They are also building a gigantic new mall across the street that should be open soon. I think they are building another pedestrian bridge too.
View of the ice rink from above.
View of the ice rink from below.
On weekends there are always tons of people lined up here to buy tickets.
Above are the rules that I laid out in the intro above.
On these two days 120 and 170 people were allowed per session.
View of kids playing in snow!
Kids skating inside.
View to the right.
Christmas tree in front of the rink.
Also there is a giant LED screen that kids can jump on in the lobby.
You can also take photos with kids in front of the trees and presents.
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