Getting yourself outside and staying active can be challenging with the temperatures dropping. However, plenty of winter sports can help you stay healthy, adventurous, and have a great time with friends and family. We have you covered with exciting outdoor activities and where to go to keep yourself active and engaged this season with our winter sports series. We have listed the places to enjoy ice skating in New Jersey and New York City to kick us off. Whether you’re a pro on the ice or looking to try a new sport, ice skating is an excellent choice to bond, stay active, and have fun! So, check out the locations below and plan your next ice-skating trip.
The Ice Rink at the American Dream Mall
1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford
American Dream’s ice rink features activities for the entire family, from figure skating, open skating, to hosting private events. There’s plenty of room to skate and physically distance inside, making it a great winter indoor activity. To get your tickets click here. While you’re there, you can make a family outing by visiting their other attractions, from Lego Land to mini golfing. There is something to do for everyone in the family!
95 River Drive South, Jersey City
Newport Skates is open for the season until March 13th. Enjoy the beautiful views of the New York City skyline while skating around. They also have small group and private lessons available. To get your tickets online, click here. Admission is $8, and skate rentals are $7.
Clary Anderson Arena
41 Chestnut St., Montclair
Located in Montclair, the Clary Anderson Arena has public sessions available for skaters of all ages. You can find the public sessions schedule here. Anyone interested must register in advance as they do not allow walk-ins. Admission is $8, and rentals are $4.
Charlie Heger Ice Rink
800 Summit Ave, Jersey City
Located in Jersey City Heights, this ice skating rink is a local favorite. The rink is spacious, quickly allowing for social distancing, and you’ll enjoy their choice of music as you skate to the latest hits! They also offer ice skating lessons. Admission is $3 for residents and $2 for children under 17.
Skylands Ice World
2765 State Hwy 23, Stockholm
Skyland Ice World houses two NHL-size rinks. Aside from being an excellent place to take advantage of their public skating sessions, this is a great place to have a birthday party for the ice skating lover in your life. General admission is $11, and skate rentals are $5. For more information on their public skating hours, click here.
Richard Korpi Bayonne Ice Rink
W 28th St, Bayonne
Located on the campus of Bayonne High School, the Richard Korpi Ice Rink offers public ice skating sessions so you can enjoy being on the ice, too. To view the schedule for public sessions click here.
Town of Secaucus’ Ice Rink
150 Plaza Center, Secaucus
The Town of Secaucus’ Ice Rink provides skating opportunities during open sessions, rentals, and hockey leagues. Admission is $3, and skate rentals are $2! A great price to have fun on the ice.
Woodbridge Community Center
600 Main St, Woodbridge
The Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) Ice Skating Rink has been Middlesex County’s favorite year-round indoor ice skating rink since opening over 15 years ago. The WCC offers open public skate times Friday, Saturday, Sunday. In addition, the WCC provides Skate rentals in all sizes with Figure and Ice Hockey Skates. To check out their public session schedule, click here.
Union Sports Arena
2441-A U.S. 22, Union
Union Sports Arena is a popular site for Hockey games. However, public ice skating sessions are offered daily at the Union Sports Area. Be sure to check the rink calendar for up-to-date times. This ice skating rink is very spacious, allowing for social distancing. Admission is $11.
New York City Ice Rinks
Winter Village at Bryant Park
If you haven’t already checked out the Winter Village at Bryant Park, you will have to for their ice skating experience! Enjoy New York City’s only free admission ice skating rink, and after, have a fun day exploring the city. After all, who can get tired of the city? Skate rentals are available starting at $15. To reserve your tickets, click here.
Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers
61 Chelsea Piers
The Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers has been New York City’s most popular year-round indoor ice rink since 1969. Skaters of all ages and experiences are welcome for general skating sessions, figure skating, ice hockey, league play, birthday parties, special events and more. All skaters ages 12+ must show proof of vaccination upon arrival. For pricing and schedule, please click here.
The Rink at Rockefeller Center
600 5th Ave, Rockefeller Center
The rink at Rockefeller Plaza is one of the city’s most iconic skating locations. Located between 50th and 49th street, you can enjoy a day in the city skating and, after enjoy exploring the iconic buildings around you. To purchase tickets, click here.
The Rink at Brookfield Place with Gregory & Petukhov –
Three World Financial Center, 230 Vesey St.
Enjoy a day in the city skating at this boutique outdoor skating rink. Daily skating programs for skaters of all ages are offered daily. Admissions are $15, and skate rentals are $5. To book your reservation, click here.