St. Moritz has a proud tradition of figure skating that dates back over 100 years. Even then, renowned skating instructors worked their magic on almost twenty ice rinks. The town often held skating festivals of the highest order, with fabulous facilities and technically skilled participants in lavish costumes. Unforgettable are also the figure skating events at the Winter Olympics in 1928 and 1948. Today almost every village in the Upper Engadin boasts some kind of ice skating rink during the winter months. In St. Moritz above all Ludains ice arena and the ice rinks at the five-star hotels. As of December 2017 the «Glatschin» rink in St. Moritz Bad will also offer plenty of ice-skating fun. It will be open Wednesdays to Sundays from December until March, with skate rental facilities. Visitors can also enjoy the various market stands selling Christmas gifts and decorations as well as local handicrafts. The «gastro village» culinary offering includes a grill stand, Engadine specialities, confectionery, mulled wine and punch, as well as many other goodies. A truly festive atmosphere will be ensured by the Christmas fair from December 6 to the beginning of January. Glatschin ice rink, open from 4 to 8.30 pm, will also be an ideal aprés-ski rendezvous and launching pad into the St. Moritz nightlife!