Ice rink Frankfurt

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Ice rink Frankfurt
The entrance area of ​​the Frankfurt ice rink (2011)
The entrance area of ​​the Frankfurt ice rink (2011)
place Am Bornheimer Hang 4 60386 Frankfurt am Main , Germany
Coordinates 50 ° 7 '31 .6 N , 8 ° 43' 17.6"  E Coordinates: 50 ° 7  '31.6 " N , 8 ° 43' 17.6"  E
owner town Frankfurt am Main
opening 19th December 1981
surface Ice
PVC - Flooring
architect Richard Heil
Werner Deyle
capacity 6,990 seats (ice hockey, including 3,246 seats)
7,992 seats (concerts)
playing area 60 × 30 m (ice hockey)

The Frankfurt ice rink is an ice rink in the eastern Bornheim district of the Hessian city ​​of Frankfurt am Main . The hall is located below the Bornheimer slope and is owned by the city. It is also called the ice rink on Bornheimer Hang or ice rink on Ratsweg because of its location .



As part of the German Patent and Utility Model Exhibition , an artificial ice rink with an area of ​​520 m² was operated in Frankfurt for almost three months . After London and New York, it was probably the third in the world and the first using the method that is still used today. About ten years later, a permanent ice rink was installed in the palm garden. From 1960 there was the ice rink in the cycling track and artificial ice rink in Frankfurt .


In the 1970s, planning began for the construction of a new ice rink behind the fairground. The design by the Heil & Deyle architects and engineers (Frankfurt / Stuttgart) was conceived for multi-purpose use from the start. In addition to the main ice rink the size of an ice hockey rink (approx. 1,800 m²), which is surrounded by 6,990 spectator seats (of which 3,246 are seated, 3,732 standing and 12 are wheelchair-accessible), the facility has a closed smaller ice rink (675 m²) and one large 400 m long outer ring. Another ice hockey rink (1,800 m²) covered by a tent roof will be converted into tennis courts in summer . There are also facilities that are used by the public, such as ice skate rentals, changing rooms or a restaurant. The ice rink was opened on December 19, 1981 and has long been considered one of the most modern halls of its kind in Germany .

Since the closure of the old ice rink at the Waldstadion, the ice rink has been the only ice rink in Frankfurt.


The covered outside area

The hall is used by various clubs in the city for different sports such as ice hockey , figure skating , curling and ice stock sport . Tennis is played on the covered outdoor area in summer. A speed skating rink runs around the outside area .

In addition to various events, the hall was primarily used by the Frankfurt Lions' ice hockey club from the DEL until their license was withdrawn in summer 2010 as a game and training facility. In 2004 the DEL founding member celebrated his first German championship here . Since 2010 the hall has been used by the Löwen Frankfurt (since 2014 in the DEL2 ), as the successor to the Lions .

Members of the Bornheim gymnastics community have the opportunity to use the ice rink for ice skating two times a week from October to March.

With Hessen tanzt , the largest dance sport event in the world takes place once a year in the ice rink and in the factory sports hall just a few minutes' drive away, with applicants of various ages and performance classes competing on up to eight dance floors in parallel in the ice rink.

At the men's handball world championship in 1982 , the ice rink was the venue for a number of group games. After that, up to the end of 1986, five more men's handball international matches were played in the converted hall: twice against the former Czechoslovakia and once against the Soviet Union , Romania and Yugoslavia .

In 2013 the hall was the venue for the European Wheelchair Basketball Championship . The World Cup of Darts has been held in the Frankfurt ice rink since 2015 .

Directly in front of the ice rink is the Frankfurt fairground , where, in addition to the Frankfurt Dippemess, which is held twice a year, other events such as B. circus performances take place. In the time between the events, the fairground serves as a parking lot for the ice rink. The PSD Bank Arena football stadium is in the immediate vicinity in a north-easterly direction. The Frankfurt Ostpark is located south of the hall.

The ice rink and fairground are above the underground station Eissporthalle the U7 the Frankfurt U-Bahn and a bus stop of the line 12 the Frankfurt tram to the public transport tethered.


The ice rink after the Frankfurt Lions won the German ice hockey championship on April 16, 2004.

See also

Web links

Commons : Eissporthalle Frankfurt  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Linde AG: 75 Years of Linde , 1954, p. 52
  2. Clubs and sports in the ice rink
  3. Our ice rinks
  4. Frankfurt Lions give up: No future in DEL article from July 5, 2010
  5. sports venues Turngemeinde Bornheim