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A Guide to Ice Skating Rinks in North Jersey + NYC

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One of the best winter {and socially-distanced, to a degree!} activities to enjoy the season’s best traits is ice skating. Previous experience isn’t required to have a good time, and learning can be just as fun as watching pros glide around the ice and perform tricks. Whether you want to brush up on your blades or are just there for a good time, ice skating can be a great way to spend an afternoon. So, we’ve rounded up a list of ice skating rinks in North Jersey and New York City to enjoy the winter weather outside.

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New Jersey

Fritz Deitl Ice Rink {639 Broadway, Westwood} 

Closed for the season

This Westwood arena has been open since 1958 and offers hockey programs as well as skating lessons and free skate time. It also houses a snack bar for a post-skate treat. 

Ice House {111 Midtown Bridge Approach, Hackensack} 

The largest facility of its kind in the tri-state area, Ice House offers 4 NHL-sized rinks for various purposes, but public skating is suspended for the season. They still offer hockey games, skating lessons, and more.

Mackay Ice Rink {130 W. Englewood Avenue, Englewood}

Closed for the season

Mackay Ice Rink offers public skating, learn to skate, and hockey programs and residents of Englewood with a valid Pool Pass receive $5 admission and skate rental to every public skating session throughout the season. 

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Montclair State Arena {1 Arena Drive, Little Falls}

Skate rentals are included in the $20 fee for public skating at Montclair State Arena, which also includes a small popcorn and a fountain drink. While each skate is limited to 25 participants for Covid protocols, they offer public skating time every day, as well as adult-only time slots and DJ skate options. Online registration is required and non-refundable, so ice time is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

Newport Skates {95 River Drive South, Jersey City}

Closed for the season

Located right on the Jersey City waterfront, Newport Skates is open from November to March, weather permitting. They offer lessons as well as free skate, and it costs $15 to skate on a weekday or weekend. 

Pershing Ice Rink {800 Summit Avenue, Jersey City}

This rink is open from Thursdays to Sundays in the afternoons and evenings only. Renting skates cost $5, and prices range from $1 to $5, depending on age and residency. Skating aid rentals are also available for $10 a session. 

Richard Korpi Ice Rink {W 28th Street, Bayonne} 

Closed for the season

This rink is open most weekends, except on the occasion when a Bayonne High School hockey game requires the use of the ice. Skate rentals are $4 and, for Bayonne residents, it costs $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors to skate on the public skate nights. All non-Bayonne residents can skate for $10. 

The Rink at American Dream Mall {1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford}

The NHL-sized arena is just one of the many offerings at American Dream Mall, but tickets must be purchased days in advance. Prices for a one-hour skating slot vary depending on age and peak versus non-peak day. Helmets and skate aids are available but limited. 

Town of Secaucus Ice Rink {150 Plaza Center, Secaucus}

While the rink is only open to Secaucus residents on Thursdays, it’s open to the general public Fridays through Sundays. Admission is $3 and skates can be rented for an additional $2. 

New York City

The Rink at Brookfield Place {230 Vesey Street} 

Voted the best place to skate in New York City by multiple publications, this outdoor rink offers city views during public skate time that’s available every day and on holidays. An hour-long session is $15, and skate rentals are an additional $5. 

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The Rink at Rockefeller Center {600 5th Avenue} 

Closed for the season

One of the most iconic rinks in Manhattan, the Rockefeller Centre ice rink offers views of the entire plaza and is seasonally decorated. The first and last skates of the day are discounted, and free lockers are available to keep your things safe while you skate. 

Winter Village at Bryant Park {5th Avenue}

The city’s only free admission rink has seen a few changes to accommodate Covid protocols. Time slots must be booked online, regardless of whether or not patrons are renting skates. Non-skaters will not be allowed to wait in the ticketed area to ensure social distancing, and only 3-4 groups will be allowed on the ice at a time. Skate rentals range from $21 to $36, and bag checks are $15. 

Winterland Rink at Pier 17 {89 South Street} 

Closed for the season

Offering amazing views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, the Seaport’s skating rink is located in a hub of activity. Dining and entertainment options are just steps away, and there’s even a little seating area beside the rink to enjoy food and drinks or spend some quality time with friends and family. The skating rink is open from November to March. 

Wollman Rink at Central Park {830 5th Avenue} 

Public skating is offered every day at this historic rink, complete with amazing skyline views. Public skating tickets are cash only, though, and prices range from $12 – $19 for adults and $5 – $9 for seniors depending on the day of the week. Youth tickets are $6 every day. Skates can also be rented for an additional $10, and spectator tickets can be purchased for $5. 

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Erica calls Hoboken her adopted home, after moving from Toronto, Canada nearly three years ago. She completed her graduate degree from NYU's journalism school last year and now spends her days writing and reading. Her interests include everything from sports to books to fashion, and she falls more and more in love with Hudson County with each passing day.