While the excitement of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games has not yet cooled down...
The Beijing Olympics were held under difficult circumstances.
Many of you may have been cheering at home instead of going outside.
This time it was the Winter Olympics, so athletes from various countries showed us heated competition in "sports that only winter can offer!
I would like to thank all the athletes for their hard work and excitement.
By the way, Nikko is known as a cold and snowy area, even though it is located in the Kanto region.
For those who live in areas where it does not snow, there are probably many people who have seen skiing, snowboarding, skating, etc., but have never actually experienced them, or have done them a few times but are not aware that they are familiar sports... What do you think? :)
I am from Nikko, where we have skating classes during physical education and an "Ice Skating Competition" in the winter, so I am very familiar with winter sports, especially skating, and it is one of my favorite winter activities.
So this time, I would like to invite you to enjoy the fun of skating in the great nature! With this in mind, we would like to introduce you to a spot where you can rent shoes and enjoy skating easily.
The name of the place is Nikko Kirifuri Skating Center.
It is a 5-minute drive from JR Nikko Station and Tobu Nikko Station. It is a full-scale skating rink with a certified standard double track of 400 meters per lap and 1.6 meters in width.
As you can see from the photo, the location is perfect, overlooking the snow-capped Nikko mountain range.
There are skating rinks in the city, but I want you to experience this open atmosphere that only the great outdoors can provide!
Furthermore, there is an indoor ice arena attached to this rink, which is a full-scale rink that conforms to international ice hockey standards.
It is also used as the home rink of the H.C. Nikko Icebucks, a professional field hockey team that plays in Nikko City, and you can experience the excitement of skating on the same ice as the players!
The period of operation changes depending on private practice, games, maintenance, etc., so please inquire when you visit.
(Unfortunately, the open period of the outdoor rink for 2022 has ended...)
(Please come back next year and bring your friends and family to make winter memories♪)