Locals looking to get some time on the rink this winter don’t need to travel to Rockefeller Center — Jersey City’s outdoor skating rink, Newport Skates, is officially open for the 2023 season. The rink opened Sunday, November 12th, at 95 River Drive and operates every day of the week, with varying hours. Read more about Newport Skates in Jersey City and its 2023 schedule.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Newport Skates
Admission to the skating rink is $13, with half-price admission for Newport residents for up to two adults and two children. Tickets must be purchased online prior to visiting, and skate rentals can be purchased with tickets for $7. You can get your tickets here.
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The rink is open every day of the week with various hours: Monday – Thursday, the rink is open from 4PM – 9PM; on Saturdays, 11AM – 10PM; on Sundays, 11AM – 7PM.
Newport Skates’ Holiday Hours:
- November 23rd : 11AM-4PM
- November 24th: 11PM-10PM
- December 22nd-23rd: 11AM-10PM
- Christmas Eve – December 24th: 11AM-4PM
- Christmas – December 25th: 1PM-10PM
- December 26th-31st: 11AM-10PM
- New Years Day – January 1st: 11AM-9PM
- January 16th: 11AM-9PM
- February 20th: 11AM-9PM
This year, the rink is also providing skating lessons for any amateur skaters out there, in partnership with Fireworks Skating Academy. There are group lessons on Satturday + Sunday mornings for $35 per person, plus private lessons + parties available too. Learn more about the skating lessons here.
For parking, go to River Market Garage, located at 20 North Boulevard.
Newport Skates is one of many favorite local holiday traditions and one of our go-to spots for family + friends visiting. See our complete guide to entertaining holiday visitors in Hoboken + Jersey City here.