Ice skating is one of our favorite winter activities. Whether you can land a lutz or hold on to the hand rails the entire time, the sport is a great way to burn off some energy in the winter. Many places are closed this season due to COVID and some have reservation and mask requirements, so make sure you check before you lace up.
THE RINK at Winter Wonderland
Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
$5 to skate, skate rental included
While the “Wonderland” portion of the event is on hiatus for the 2020-2021 season, Bergen County is happy to announce “THE RINK” at Winter Wonderland. Open now- February 21, 2021. THE RINK has been upgraded with a full regulation sized ice skating rink.
“Glice” Skating at Crystal Clubhouse
Crystal Springs Resort, 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg
This new eco-friendly skating rink is now open every day to guests of Grand Cascades Lodge & Minerals Hotel.
Mercer County Park Ice Skating Center
Mercer County Park, West Windsor Township
$8/adult, $6/juniors and seniors
Mercer County Skating Center is an open air, sheltered skating facility which is approximately 85 by 200 feet. The skating rink is open with limited capacity – no skate rentals are available.
Skating on the Square
Palmer Square, Hulfish St., Princeton
$10/cash, $12 credit card; skate rental included in price
Open now until February 28, 2021, you’re invited to make lasting memories and start new traditions this holiday season at Palmer Square’s “eco-friendly” outdoor synthetic skating rink!
Flemington Ice Arena
426 Case Blvd., Flemington
$9/adults, $7/kids, $5 skate rentals
Hit the ice at this family favorite spot. All spots need to be reserved online in advance. Masks must be worn at all times except when on the ice.
IceLand Skating Center
6 Tennis Ct., Hamilton Twp.
$11/adult, $8/child, $4/skate rentals
This place is family fun for all ages! Featuring brand new rental skates and walkers available to assist you when you are learning how to stand on the ice.
ProSkate Ice Arena
1000 Cornwall Rd., Monmouth Junction
$12/adults, $10/kids, $4 skate rentals
A great place for skating and hockey, masks are required here, even on the ice.
Skylands Ice World
2765 State Hwy. 23, Stockholm
$7-9 admission, $4 skate rentals
Skylands Ice World is home of the Skylands Kings and the Skylands Skating Academy! Their twin-sheet facility houses two NHL-size rinks.
The following rinks are currently not open for public skating, but are some of our faves around the state. Check back for updates.
Bridgewater Sports Arena
1425 Frontier Rd. Bridgewater
$8/adults, $6/kids; $3 skate rental
Come on Fridays for Family Night, when admission, skate rentals and 20 arcade tokens go for $12 a person. The ice is open to the public every day (except holidays), as are the Bridgewater Sports Arena’s other amusements, like the LaserZone (think laser tag meets capture the flag) and arcade that’s packed with more than 65 games.
Clary Anderson Arena
41 Chestnut St., Montclair
$6 admission, $4 skate rental
Kids ages 4 and up can make the rounds every day of the week. Times vary by day, so check online before loading up the car. Weekend skate goes as late as 11 pm some nights! Stop by the cafe for anything from a breakfast sandwich to pizza. Then, warm up with a hot cocoa.
111 Midtown Bridge Approach, Hackensack
$11 admission, $6 skate rental, .50 locker rental
Whether your kids are throwing triple axels or hanging onto the walls for dear life, they’re in the right place. Home to four NHL regulation-size rinks, this skating facility is the tristate area’s largest. Go for a casual spin during public hours, or skate to the beat of DJ-spun tunes during Skate Jam on Friday nights from 9:30-11:30 pm (starts Nov. 29). This spot’s figure skating program has produced multiple Olympic gold medalists, including Sarah Hughes, Tara Lipinski and Oksana Baiul.
Jersey Shore Arena
1215 Wyckoff Rd., Wall Twp.
$9 admission, $5 admission ages 5 and under, $4 skate rental
Your first trip to the Jersey Shore Arena will probably be for the daily public skating on one of three NHL regulation-size rinks. We’re guessing your second (and third and fourth) trip will be for what this spot does better than any other—DJ Skate. Every Friday and Saturday night from 8 to 10:30 pm, the masses hit the ice for a dance party on blades, complete with lights and the sounds of a live DJ ($12 admission, $4 rental). Need to give your legs a break? Step into The Hockey Sticks Cafe—home to a fully stocked arcade, laser tag and café.
Fritz Dietl Ice Rink
639 Broadway, Westwood
$11 for two hours, $4 skate rentals
Ice Vault Arena
10 Nevins Rd., Wayne
$12/adults, $10/child, $4 skate rentals
95 River Dr., Jersey City
$8 admission, $7/rental
Newport Skates’ rink may not be the biggest in the state, but it definitely has a spectacular view! Located right on the Hudson River, it’s the perfect vantage point for some major NYC skyline ogling and Instagram-worthy pics with the fam. Just remember: This is an outdoor rink, so bundle up before heading out. Opens for the season on November 16.
Passaic Ice Skating Rink
Call for pricing
From October through April, you can score free skate rentals (while supplies last) and hit the rink on weekends. Hit the concession stand to warm up. Also in Passaic is a year-round synthetic ice rink at Third Ward Park.
Protec Ponds Ice Center
15 Worlds Fair Dr., Somerset
$5-7 admission, $4 skate rentals
Richard J. Codey Arena at South Mountain
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
$9/adults, $7/kids, $4 skate rentals
Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Rink (opens Nov. 20)
151 Parsonage Rd., Edison
$6/adults, $5/kids, $5 skate rentals
Union Sports Arena
2441-A Rte. 22 W., Union
$9 admission, $5 skate rentals
Woodbridge Community Center Ice Skating
600 Main St., Woodbridge
Call for pricing
Red Bank Armory Ice Complex
76 Chestnut St., Red Bank
$9/adults, $8/kids, $4 skate rentals
Warinanco Ice Skating Center
1 Park Dr., Roselle
$5-6 admission, $5 skate rentals
William G. Mennen Sports Arena
161 E. Hanover Ave., Morris Twp.
$3-9 admission, $5 skate rentals
What are your favorite ice skating rinks in NJ? Tell us in the comments.
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