25 winter sport events and activities in Switzerland

Beyond skiing and snowboarding, there's a range of fab winter sports events in Switzerland to join as a spectator or participant. Here's our roundup of some of the coolest winter sports in early 2016.
By Time Out contributors and Claire Doble |
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Valliant Arena, Davos
www.davos.ch
Things to do, Ice skating

Valliant Arena • Davos

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Home of Davos Hockey Club, this ice rink hosts matches and public skating sessions, along with the annual Spengler Cup invitational ice hockey tournament and ice-dancing spectacles including the popular Art on Ice. 

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Flon ice rink, Lausanne
www.lausanne.ch
Things to do, Ice skating

Flon Ice Rink • Lausanne

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This may not be the largest or fanciest ice rink around, but it's smack in the middle of Lausanne's cool Flon district and promises a packed programme of events from ice discos and snowballing parties to hockey ballet.

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Freestyle Academy, Laax
Sport and fitness, Ski training

Freestyle Academy • Laax

With 1,00sq m of space, this indoor freestyle base allows you to hone your skills in snowboarding, freeskiing, skating, climbing, freerunning and biking whatever the weather. 

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Ice Magic Interlaken
© Ice Magic / Erich Haesler
Things to do, Ice skating

Ice Magic • Interlaken

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This enormous ice rink is open for the second year in Interlaken. It comprises a whopping five skate rinks of various sizes.

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Vevey sur Glace
www.myswitzerland.com
Things to do, Ice skating

Vevey Sur Glace • Vevey

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A popular spot, Vevey's ice rink delivers 600sq m of icy fun during the winter months. 

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Wave Pool Splash & Spa
Health and beauty, Spas

Splash & Spa Tamaro • Ticino

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Get set for a tidal wave of fun and, er, relaxation! Splash & Spa Tamaro has a huge amount of water-based activities on offer all year round.

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Indoor Seilpark Grindelwald
Sport and fitness, Climbing

Indoor Seilpark • Grindelwald

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Nestled in the mountains of Grindelwald, here you'll find five indoor rope and climbing courses of varying degrees of difficulty. 

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Winter walks
Things to do

Winter trail walks • Arosa Lenzerheide

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Explore the network of some 140 kilometers of winter trails running around the winter sports resort of Arosa Lenzerheide, where you can take a slow stroll or a long hike amidst the magnificent winter landscape.

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Ice skating, Zurich, Dolder Hotel
© Stefan Schmidlin
Things to do, Ice skating

Dolder Sports • Zurich

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During the winter months, Dolder Sports hosts Europe's largest open-air ice rink. 

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St-Luc
www.valdanniviers.ch/
Things to do

Planet trail walk in Saint-Luc • Valais

St-Luc's picturesque location on the sunny side of  Val d'Anniviers (Eifischtal) means there's plenty of daylight hours to enjoy the 6km-long planet trail walk that rises from 2141m to 2513 meters above sea level and is open year-round.

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