Views of the Rheinlandhalle
Krefeld without ice sports - an unimaginable situation for many people. The foundations were laid in 1936, followed by turbulent developments to reach a climax in 1955, when the Ice Hockey World Championship took place here. Thanks to their numerous sporting achievements right up to the present day, Krefeld's ice sport clubs can look back on one of the longest sporting traditions in the history of our city.
At the moment, Krefeld has two standard ice rinks: the Rheinlandhalle, which is known well beyond the city boundaries thanks to the sporting media, and the Werner-Rittberger-Halle situated next door to it. Both have a rink measuring 60x30 metres. While the veteran Rheinlandhalle can accommodate approx. 6,700 spectators, the Werner-Rittberger-Halle has only limited standing room around the barrier.
Krefeld's ice rinks are of course also open to the general public. During the season, hobby skaters will find plenty of opportunities to enjoy their "cool" sport in the Rheinlandhalle. Even if you don't own the necessary equipment (ice skates), you can still go on the ice in the Rheinlandhalle. On payment of a small fee (plus a deposit, eg your identity card) you can loan suitable ice skates here on the spot for the length of each visit. However, gloves and thick socks are not available on loan. In your own interest, please bring these items with you when you visit the ice rink. By the way, if you are feeling a little hungry, the kiosk in the foyer of the Rheinlandhalle has an attractive range of food and drink. Tasty snacks and hot and cold drinks are available at reasonable prices.
The multi-purpose arena "KönigPALAST", opened in December 2004, also has an ice rink suitable for ice hockey, which is used by the Krefeld Pinguine (penguins) for their home matches in the top national league, the "Deutsche Eishockey Liga".