Futako Tamagawa Rise will upgrade its annual Skate Garden to an authentic ice skating rink this winter.
Located in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward, the area surrounding Futako-Tamagawa Station, nicknamed "Nikotama" is an upscale residential and shopping neighborhood within 20 minutes from Shibuya on the Tokyu Denentoshi Line.
For the past three years, the Skate Garden has been an eco-friendly synthetic ice rink. Acting on requests from skaters for a full-fledged facility, it will become a rink of real ice and will be relocated and expanded in the Central Square of the shopping mall.
The rink will be open from Dec. 23 to Feb. 29 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (9 p.m. on Fridays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Dec. 23 to Jan. 10 and Saturdays; and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays and holidays) at Futako Tamagawa Rise, three minutes from Futako-Tamagawa Station on the Tokyu Denentoshi and Oimachi lines. Admission is ¥1,400 for adults, ¥1,200 for students over 13 and ¥1,000 for elementary school students and younger. For more information, call 070-5073-8451.