In the Alps, Chamonix is a must-see ski resort, much appreciated for its panoramic views and places to discover. At the foot of Mont Blanc, this town is full of activities for the whole family.
The R. Bozon ice rink
In Chamonix, the Richard Bozon sports centre is a complex with a swimming pool, climbing wall, weight room, squash court, etc. It was named after a mountain guide, Richard Bozon, who died in 1995 in an avalanche. This year, why not try or repeat the experience of sliding on ice? The R. Bozon ice rink is located right next to the sports complex. Depending on the season and weather conditions, you can use either the outdoor or the indoor rink. The indoor rink is an Olympic rink of 60 m x 30 m. It is the home of multiple French Ice Hockey champions with its team Chamonix Hockey Club, which is the most successful French club, and the French Curling team. It has a seating capacity of 1,700. The 26m x 56m outdoor natural ice rink is only open during the winter season and depending on weather conditions.
Ice rink prices and opening times
The ice rink is open every day from 2pm to 5pm and on Sundays from 3.30pm to 5pm. Here are the prices for the R. Bozon ice rink:
- Free for children under 6 years old
- 4.90 € for 6-17-year olds
- 6.60 € for adults
- Skates rental for €4.40
- Family card, with 6 entries with skates for 49 €
- With the guest card: entry for under 18s for €3.80
- With the guest card: adult entry at €5.20
How to get to the ice rink:
Located in the centre of Chamonix, at 214 avenue de la plage 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, there are several ways to get to the R. Bozon ice rink.
- By train, stopping at the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc station
- By bus, stopping at the nearest stop: Médiathèque
- By car, several car parks are nearby: the Corzolet car park, Médiathèque or Fond des Gires.
What else is there to do there?
The ice rink is right next to the Richard Bozon sports centre, which has a climbing wall, swimming pool, gym and fitness room, squash and tennis courts, etc. There is also a bar-restaurant with a glass lounge overlooking the rink.
Ice-hockey in Chamonix
Chamonix Hockey Club or CHC, nicknamed Chamois de Chamonix, is a French ice hockey club. It has won the most titles in the French ice hockey championship with 30 victories. The Chamois celebrated their 100th anniversary in the 2009-2010 season. After a failed merger attempt with the Morzine-Avoriaz Penguins team during the 2016-2017 season the professional team returned to Chamonix under the name of the Chamonix Pionniers. Open to the public all year round, the Richard Bozon ice rink welcomes the Pionniers on match nights. With a capacity of up to 1,700 fans, the arena is considered one of the greatest rinks in the league. If you are interested in a Pionniers match at the Chamonix rink, you can buy your tickets online.
Figure skating in Chamonix
The R. Bozon rink is also home to the Chamonix Figure Skating Club (CPAC), which is the official club in the Chamonix valley. The club was founded in 1967, inspired by the first Winter Olympics held in Chamonix in 1924. Today the CPAC has over 100 skaters and a professional coaching team and continues to welcome girls and boys, as well as adults, including beginners.