The best ice rinks in NJ
Ice skating is one of our favorite winter activities. Whether you can put down a lutz or hold onto handrails all the time, exercising is a great way to burn off energy in the winter. Many places are closed this season due to COVID and some have reservation and mask requirements, so be sure to check before you put on your shoes.
Flemington Ice Rink
426 Case Blvd, Flemington
$ 9 / adults, $ 7 / children, $ 5 skate rental
Hit the ice at this family favorite spot. All seats must be reserved online in advance. Masks must be worn at all times, except on the ice.
Floyd Hall Arena
1 Hall Drive, Little Falls
$ 10 / adults, $ 8 / children, $ 4 skate rental
Skate Zone Flyers
Consult the calendar for timetables
601 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees
$ 10 admission, skate rental $ 5
“Glice” skating at the Crystal Clubhouse
Crystal Springs Resort, 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg
Crystal Springs Resort has just launched an amazing new eco-friendly ice rink called Glice Skating Rink. Glice is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Swiss-designed synthetic ice rinks. Plan to make it a Sunday activity since it is open to the public from Sunday to Thursday. Only guests of the Grand Cascades Lodge & Minerals Hotel can skate on Fridays and Saturdays. It’s $ 25 per person with skate rental included for a 45-minute session. You can purchase hot seasonal drinks during your stay.
Hollydell Ice Rink
CDM: Monday to Friday from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Futures: Friday 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
601 Hollydell Drive., Sewell
$ 10 admission, skate rental $ 4
IceLand Skating Center
6 Tennis Ct., Hamilton Township.
$ 11/ adult, $ 8 / child, $ 4 / skate rental
This place is family fun for all ages! With new rental skates and walkers available to help you as you learn to stand on the ice.
Mercer County Park Ice Skating Center
Mercer County Park, Township of West Windsor
$ 8 / adult, $ 6 / juniors and seniors
The Mercer County Skating Center is a sheltered outdoor skating facility measuring approximately 85 feet by 200 feet. The rink is open with a limited capacity – no skate rentals are available.
Ocean Ice Palace
Dates and times vary, see calendar for details
197 Chambers Bridge Road, brick
$ 10 per skater, $ 6 for children under 5.
1000 Cornwall Road, Monmouth Junction
$ 12 / adults, $ 10 / children, $ 4 skate rental
Favorite place for skating and hockey, the mask is a must here, even on the ice.
Protec Ponds Ice Center
15 Worlds Fair Dr., Somerset
$ 5-7 admission, $ 4 skate rental
Starting February 5, there will be a public skating on Friday evening from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with a DJ, admission $ 10 without skates, admission $ 15 with skate rental
Ice skating in the square
Palmer Square, Hulfish Street, Princeton
$ 10 / cash, $ 12 credit card; skate rental included in the price
Open now through February 28, you are invited to create lasting memories and create new traditions this holiday season at the “Green” Outdoor Synthetic Ice Rink in Palmer Square!
Skylands Ice World
Consult the calendar for timetables
2765 State Hwy 23, Stockholm
$ 8 for children 12 and under, $ 10 for skaters 13 to 59, $ 8 for adults 60 and over. Skate and helmet rental $ 5 each
Friday Ice Jam: $ 16 per skater, $ 5 for non-skaters, $ 4 skate rental
Skylands Ice World is home to the Skylands Kings and the Skylands Skating Academy! Their two-leaf facility houses two NHL-sized rinks.
The mount Laurel igloo
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
3033 Fostertown Road., Mont Laurier
$ 5 for children 4 and under, $ 10 for skaters 5 and over, $ 6 for seniors and military personnel. Skate rental $ 5
The ice rink at American Dream
1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford
One hour of skating with rental included starts at $ 24 for children and $ 31 for adults. See website for full pricing details.
If you’re looking for a large indoor rink, American Dream in East Rutherford has a state-of-the-art NHL-sized rink that is open most days from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (and is open later on certain days of the week) . There is also indoor skiing and snowboarding at Big Snow. Both are in huge airspace with strict security measures in place.
The ice rink in winter wonderland
Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Avenue, 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 pleased to announce “THE RINK” at Winter Wonderland. Open Now – February 21, 2021. THE RINK has been upgraded with a full regulation size rink. Most dates are currently sold out, but check back for additional dates or times.
The following rinks are not currently open for public skating, but are some of our favorites in the state. Check back for updates.
Bridgewater Sports Arena [updated web address]
1425 Frontier Bridgewater Road
$ 8 / adult, $ 6 / child; $ 3 skate rental
Come on Fridays for family home evening, when admission, skate rentals, and 20 arcade tokens cost $ 12 per person. The ice is open to the public every day (except holidays), as are other entertainment at the Bridgewater Sports Arena, like the LaserZone (think the laser tag meets the flag) and the arcade which is packed with over 65 games. .
Clary Anderson Arena
41 Chestnut Street, Montclair
$ 6 admission, $ 4 skate rental
Children from 4 years old can take the tour every day of the week. Hours vary by day, so check online before loading the car. Weekend skating runs until 11 p.m. some evenings! Stop by the cafe for everything from breakfast sandwiches to pizza. Then warm up with hot chocolate.
111 Midtown Bridge Approach, Hackensack
$ 11 admission, $ 6 skate rental, $ 0.50 locker rental
Whether your kids are throwing triple axles or hanging onto walls for life, they’ve come to the right place. Home to four NHL regulation size rinks, this skating facility is the largest in the tri-state region. Go for a relaxed ride during public hours, or skate to the beat of the DJ tunes during Skate Jam on Friday evenings from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (starting November 29). The figure skating program there has produced several Olympic gold medalists, including Sarah Hughes, Tara Lipinski and Oksana Baiul.
Jersey Shore Arena
1215 Wyckoff Road, Wall Township.
$ 9 admission, $ 5 admission 5 years old and under, $ 4 skate rental
Your first trip to the Jersey Shore Arena will likely be for daily public skating on one of the three NHL regulation size rinks. We’re assuming your second (and third and fourth) trip will be for what this spot does better than any other: DJ Skate. Every Friday and Saturday evening from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., crowds take to the ice for an evening of slide dancing, complete with lights and the sound of a live DJ (admission $ 12, rental $ 4) . Need to give your legs a break? Enter the Hockey Sticks Cafe, which houses a fully stocked arcade, laser tag, and cafe.
Fritz Dietl ice rink
639 Broadway, Westwood
$ 11 for two hours, skate rental at $ 4
Ice Vault Arena
10 Nevins Road, Wayne
$ 12 / adult, $ 10 / child, $ 4 skate rental
Mackay Ice Rink
130 W. Englewood Avenue, Englewood
95 River Dr., Jersey City
$ 8 admission, $ 7 / rental
The Newport Skates Rink might not be the largest in the state, but it definitely has a spectacular view! Located directly on the Hudson River, this is the perfect vantage point for viewing the great New York City skylines and taking Instagram-worthy photos with the family. Remember, this is an outdoor rink, so bundle up before you go out. Opening for the season on November 16.
Passaic ice rink
Call for prices
From October to April, you can rent skates for free (while supplies last) and go to the ice rink on weekends. Hit the concession stand to warm up. Also in Passaic is a synthetic ice rink open all year round at Third Ward Park.
Richard J. Codey Arena in South Mountain
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
$ 9 / adults, $ 7 / children, $ 4 skate rental
Roosevelt Park Family Ice Rink
151 Parsonage Road, Edison
$ 6 / adults, $ 5 / children, $ 5 skate rental
Union sports arena
2441-A Rte. 22 W., Union
$ 9 admission, $ 5 skate rental
Woodbridge Community Center Ice Skating
600 Main Street, Woodbridge
Call for prices
Red Bank Armory Ice Complex
76 Chestnut Street, Red Bank
$ 9 / adults, $ 8 / children, $ 4 skate rental
Warinanco Ice Skating Center
1 Park Dr., Roselle
$ 5 to $ 6 admission, $ 5 skate rental
William G. Mennen Sports Arena
161 E. Hanover Ave., Morris Twp.
$ 3-9 admission, $ 5 skate rental
What are your favorite rinks in New Jersey? Tell us in the comments.
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