Ice hockey is a passion you’ll find in all countries with a tradition in winter sports. Andorra’s no exception to that rule. If you’d like to have a game with your friends, then the Palau de Gel in Canillo is for you, a sports complex with high-quality facilities, where the main attraction is the ice rink. Check this link for more details about its location, group bookings and other activities you can enjoy there.
Information about the Palau de Gel in Andorra
The Palau de Gel in Andorra is located on the Carretera General Canillo road, next to the Grandvalira ski resort and just 15 minutes from the capital, Andorra la Vella. It features an Olympic ice rink, where you can play ice hockey, as well as other sports and varied activities. It also has other areas for sports that don’t take place on ice. There’s a heated pool, for example, with six lanes, open all year round. Summer is also the time of year when you can use the open-air solarium. The facility has an Urban Gym, where you’ll find everything you need to improve your general fitness, muscles and cardio. It also has a climbing wall and sauna.
How can I play a game of ice hockey?
In order to play ice hockey at the Palau de Gel, you first need to find a group of enough players to make two teams. The minimum number of people needed to use the rink is 10, and the maximum is 22 players. After that, you’ll need to contact the Palau to book the full rink. This booking will include the equipment you need to play the game, such as skates, sticks and helmets. You can also book the rink with dinner for the group included, as an additional option. The minimum age for this activity is 16, and all participants must wear appropriate sports clothing: long trousers, a long-sleeved top and socks.
Other activities you can enjoy on ice
In addition to ice hockey, the Palau de Gel rink lets you enjoy a whole host of other activities. You can skate on your own all week, including at night time. And of course, you can try your hand at curling or the lesser known (but no less entertaining) broomball. Apart from these classic disciplines, the Palau offers many other innovative, fun activities. Ice-karting is one example, that will see you riding original motor vehicles, with a special version for children. As the day draws to an end, the rink becomes an original ice dance area with music and lights for a very special evening. Lastly, the Palau offers children's activities on the rink, such as a birthday party, with an hour’s guided activity and snack included. Whatever you choose, users can rent whatever equipment they need from there (helmets, skates, knee pads, elbow pads, etc.).
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This via ferrata can be accessed freely and is located in the parish of Canillo, at the 9.4 km point of the CG2 road (between Canillo and Meritxell).
Route starts from the CG-2 in Canillo (1,523m) and finishes on the CS-240 (1,980m) at Coll d’Ordino.
This route takes us to the highest parishes in Andorra. It’s a calm area surrounded by mountains: the perfect place to enjoy nature in its entire splendor.
A quick route, where almost all the changes in elevation are in the first few kilometres.
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The Ski Plaza is placed Canillo, under 100 metres from the Grandvalira cable car and the Palau de Gel ice rink.
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Casa de Colònies Aina
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The camp site is located in natural surroundings near the centre of Canillo, where there is the Grandvalira cable car and the Palau de Gel.
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