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Photograph: courtesy Snow1
2 Nanjing Xi Lu
Not quite a romantic date-spot or a scenic family-outing destination, but the New World Ice Rink is a good bit of fun all the same. The rink is quite small compared to its competitors at about 500sqm and the two sizable columns directly in the middle of the ice aren’t ideal. But still, it’s big enough to practise your skills, as long as those skills don’t involve lots of speed or aerial manoeuvres (the ceilings are quite low).

Also, on the plus side, it’s centrally located, right by People’s Square, easy to find and offers reasonably good rental equipment and a pretty handy skate sharpening service. Admission is 100RMB for two hours.
Venue name: Snow1
Opening hours: 10am-9pm daily
Metro: People’s Square
English address: Sixth Floor, New World department store, 2 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xizang Zhong Lu, Huangpu district
Chinese address: 黄浦区南京西路2号新世界百货6楼, 近西藏中路