List of Ice Skating Rinks
Researched by Sawako Ogawa and Cornelia [Begun 5 December 2002, last updated 27 February 2013]

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All ice skating rinks have attendant figure skating clubs in one way or the other. Hockey clubs include:
Edogawa "Armors" Junior Ice Hocky Club: http://www.armors.jp/ (in Japanese)
Tel: 03-3654-0419, Mr. Kanaya
New members are welcome, from kindergarten to junior high, boys and girls. Young members, we'll teach you from the beginning. Junior high must already skate.
Times and place of practice: Four times monthly. October thru May at Edogawa-ku Sportsland. June thru September at other skate rinks in Tokyo. Please check the schedule on the website.
Entrance fee: Y3000, Monthly fee: Y7000 You can attend three trial practices before deciding to join. Equipment will be provided but if you have your own skates, please feel free to use them.

Meiji Jingu Gaien Junior Ice Hockey Club located in the old olympic skating rink. http://jingujrihc.co-site.jp/eng.new.html

This team is using facebook ( Seibu Higashiyamato Jr Ice Hockey Club/ ): http://www.facebook.com/SeibuHigashiyamatoJrIHC


Citizen's Ice-Skating Rink
4-29-27 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 129-0075
tel: 03-3371-0910
7 minutes walk from JR Yamanote line, Takadanobaba Station.
Home of Takadanobaba Atoms Ice Hockey Club
Website: http://www.h2.dion.ne.jp/~c.i.s (Japanese only -- their photo makes the rink look a lot better than my photo!)
Indoor rink open 12:00-19:45 on weekdays (includes Saturdays) and 10:00-19:45 on holidays
Adults: 1300 yen; after 5 pm 1000 yen
Children through 9th grade: 800 yen; after 5 pm 600 yen
Skate rental: 500 yen
Observer ticket (7th grade and up): 400 yen (6th grade and under can observe for free)
Locker: 100 yen
Group discount includes skate rental:
20 - 49 people -- adults Y1300, children Y1000, per person

Large group discount: 50 or more people -- adults Y1200, children Y900, per person

Discount club tomo-no-kai: club registration fee (nyukaikin) Y2100 adult and child same price
nenkaihi one year membership fee Y3150, adult and child same price
With club membership: adult one day entrance Y1000, child one day entrance Y600
With club membership: adult one month pass Y12600, child one month pass Y7350

6 month personal locker rental: Adult Y9450, Child Y6300

Classes offered (there is no teaching fee on top of entrance fee):
7:15 - 8:15 Sundays: all ages but must be Shinjuku-ku residents
8:30 - 9:40 Sundays: all ages
10:30 - 11:45 Mondays: all people
12:15 - 13:15 Mondays and Fridays: Adults only
12:15 - 13:15 Tuesdays: Shinjuku-ku residents, Adults only
18:30 - 19:40 Tuesdays: ACC (beginners to skilled adults)
18:00 - 19:00 Saturdays: Seniors
15:30 - 16:15 Wednesdays: 3-6 year olds
17:00-17:45 Fridays: elementary school students
15:30-16:15 Saturdays: junior high school beginners
16:15-17:15 Saturdays: junior high school intermediate
10:15-11:15 Sundays: under 16 years beginner and intermediate

Kogaigakushu -- like a school field trip, minimum # of children 20 or more, includes ice skate rental, only available from Tuesday through Saturday (between 8:30 and 11:45 the rink is reserved but after 12:00 the rink must be shared with others)
1-9th grade Y840 per child
10-12th grade Y945 per child
skating instructor costs extra

note: I have only been there once. They did not renew the ice for more than two hours, and I have to say it was pretty choppy the last hour. So Edogawa gets my vote for best combo of good ice and good price. Also there may be mistakes in the above translation, sorry. [Cornelia - 15 Oct 2002]

Entrance to Sportsland in Edogawa-ku
Edogawa-ku Sportsland (open since 1982)
39-1 Higashishinozaki-cho, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
tel: 03-3677-1711
TOEI Shinjuku subway line, Shinozaki station, then bus. The complex is located right next to the Edogawa river. Take one of three buses from the station. One goes straight to "Sportsland" and the other two drop you within walking distance.
Website: http://www.city.edogawa.tokyo.jp/shisetsu/sports/sports02.html
Indoor rink open from October to June. (Then it is transformed into a swimming pool). Schedule changes, call for hours.
Adults Y500, kids Y200, kids under 6 free
Skate rental: Y300 for adults and Y200 for children. Monthly and season passes for 2500 and 4300 yen for adults, 1000 and 2200 yen for kids. This rink definitely has a hockey club and there are all sorts of time slots in the monthly schedules marked off for lessons, speed skating, hockey games and other events.

Higashiyamato Skate Center (open since 1993)
1-1330-19 Sakuragaoka, Higashiyamato City, Tokyo
tel: 042-566-6411
Seibu Haijima train line, Higashiyamoto station, located in front of the station.
Indoor rink (60 x 30 meters) open all year from 14:00-18:00 on weekdays and 13:00 to 18:00 on weekends.
Adults and high school students: Y1200, junior high and elementary students: Y700
Skate rental: Y500 for adult ticket holders and Y300 for kids

The Kokoritsu Yoyogi Kyogijyo building as seen from the Harajuku pedestrian bridge
Kokoritsu Yoyogi Kyogijyo (open since 1964)
2-1-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
tel: 03-3468-1171
A five minute walk from Harajuku station on the Yamanote line.
Website: http://www.ntgk.go.jp/yoyogi/skate_ippan.html
Indoor rink 60 x 30 meters open from 3 January to 8 February (2004). Weekdays 12:00 to 20:00 and weekends 10:00 to 18:00. Call ahead to check for special hours due to events. The entrance is the same used for swimming in that season.
Adults Y1000, students Y550 Every Monday skate rental costs nothing. If you come four times you can get a free ticket for a fifth visit.
Skate rental: Y350, Lockers: Y100 (returned upon departure)
Chaperones (not skating): free, tell them you are "tsukisoi"
Lessons are available on weekends from 8:00-9:30am on a first come/ first serve basis for a fee.
Last season there were synchronized skating demonstrations a couple of days. Call for more info.
Also last year the whole thing was broken down for a couple of days for a competition wrestling event SO CALL IN ADVANCE to make sure it is open.

Meiji Jingu Skate Rink
Gobanchi, Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
tel: 03-3403-3456
A 5 minute walk from the JR Chuo/Sobu line Sendagaya station (also, an 8 minute walk from Shinanomachi station one stop before) or a 1 minute walk from the TOEI Oedo subway line Kokoritsu Kyogijyo station (yes, very confusing, this is not the station for the rink at Harajuku).
Website: http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/gaien/05.htm
Map of area: http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/gaien/index.htm
Indoor rink open Monday - Friday from 12:00 to 18:00 and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10:00 to 18:00.
This rink features a sign in English over the ticket vending machines.
Adults and high school students: Y1300, junior high and elementary school students Y900. Discount after 15:00: Y1000 for adult ticket and Y700 for kid ticket. Or get a coupon book (kaisuken) adults: 12 tickets for the price of 10, kids: 13 tickets for the price of 10. No entry after 17:00.
Observer ticket: (first grade and older) Y300
Skate rental: Y500
Annual locker fee: small Y10,000; medium Y15,000; large Y20,000
Ice surface is closed at 17:30 (30 minutes before closing time). There is also a membership system where annual membership for Y5000 allows you to pay the "after 15:00" price before 15:00. Lessons available for a fee.

Dydo Drinco Ice Arena
3-1-25 Higashifushimi, Nishitokyo, Tokyo 202-0021
tel: 042-467-7171
Website: http://www.seibu-group.co.jp/railways/enjoy/rec/fushimi/
Home of the Seibu White Bears Ice Hockey Club

Suntory Higashi Fushimi Ice Arena (open since 1984)
3-1-25 Higashi Fushimi, Nishitokyo, Tokyo
tel: 0424-67-7171
In front of the Seibu Shinjuku line
Indoor rink (60 x 30 meters) open all year. Hours vary, check on their web site or call ahead.
Adults and high school students: Y1200, junior high and elementary students: Y700
Skate rental: Y500 for adults and Y300 for elementary students
Lessons available.

West of Tokyo

Showa no Mori Skate Rink (open since 1986)
600 Tanakacho, Akishima City
tel: 042-546-9350
Five minutes walk from JR Oume Line Akishima Station
Indoor rink (60 x 30 meters) open all year from 10:00-19:00, no holiday closures.
Adults Y1400, high and junior high school students Y1000 (school I.D. required), elementary Y700
Skate rental: Y600
Lessons available on weekends.


Seibu Amusement Park Ice Skate Rink (Seibu Yuenchi)
2964 Yamaguchi, Tokorozawa City, Saitama
tel: 042-922-1371
Seibu-Shinjuku Line 5 minutes from either Seibu Yuenchi station or Seibu-en station
Seibu-Ikebukuro line at Seibukyujomae station change to Yamaguchi mono-rail line and go to Seibu Yuenchi Station
Website: http://www.seibu-group.co.jp/rec/yuenchi/skate/
(Japanese only.) Outdoor rink open 15 December to 2 March 2003 from 10:00 to 16:00
On 31 December: New Year's Eve special evening skate session from 20:00 to 2:00 am on 1 January.
No holidays except schedule may change during bad weather (too warm or rain). Please call.
Adults Y1000 for Amusement park entrance (includes skating). On 17 18 and 19 February the amusement park is closed but during these days, you can enjoy ice skating for just Y200.
Skate rental: Y800 except special skating day 25 December when elementary students and younger can enjoy skate rental for half price (Y400)


Kodomon no Kuni Kyokai Ice Skate Rink (open since 1977)
700 Naramachi, Aoba-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
tel: 045-961-2111
Outdoor rink (60 x 30 meters) open December to February from 9:30-17:30, closed on Mondays or following Tuesday if Monday is a holiday.

Hama Bowl Skate Center (open since 1974)
2-2-14 Hokko, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
tel: 045-311-4321
Seven minutes walk from the west exit of JR Yokohama Station
Indoor rink (57 x 26 meters) open all year from 12:00-18:30 on weekdays and 10:00-18:30 on weekends/holidays.
Adults Y1300, high and junior high school students Y1200, elementary school students Y900
Skate rental: Y500
They also have a bowling alley!

Shin-Yokohama Prince Hotel Ice Skate Center (open since 1990)
2-10 Shin yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
tel: 045-474-1112
Five minutes walk from JR Shin-Yokohama Station.
Indoor rink (60 x 30 meters) open all year varying hours. Always call ahead.
Adults and high school students Y1200, junior high and elementary students Y700
Skate rental: Y600

Kanagawa Skate Rink (open since 1951)
Hirodai Otamachi, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
tel: 045-321-0847
Five minutes walk from the following three train stations: JR Higashi-Kanagawa station, KYOKYU Kanagawa Nakakido station, TOKYU Tanmachi station
Indoor rink (54 x 27 meters) open all year from 10:00-18:30. Closed Thursdays except when Thursday is a holiday (for example during 12/25-1/7 and 3/26-4/15).
Adults Y1200, high school students Y1100, junior high students Y900, elementary and younger Y800, discount after 17:00.
Skate rental: Y400 (sizes 16cm to 31cm, figure; types available - hockey, half-speed, double edged 16-18cm only)


Funabashi Shimin Skate Rink (open since 1986)
Funabashi City Undokoen (Undo Park), 6 Natsumidai, Funabashi City, Chiba-ken
tel: 0474-38-4360 (answering machine only until opening day)
Outdoor rink (58 x 28 meters) open December to 2 March 2003 every day from 9:00 to 18:00
Adults Y900, junior high and high school students Y800, elementary students and below Y600
Skate Rental: Y600
Funabashi City English Website: http://www.city.funabashi.chiba.jp/koho/eng/menu/moku_m.htm

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