The Best Places for Ice Skating In New Jersey

Ice skating is a healthy exercise and fun activity that can be experienced through out the year at an indoor rink, or inexpensively at an outdoor rink or pond during the winter months.

The variety of ice skating options available at rinks in New Jersey cover all ages and abilities.

For the casual ice skater or beginner, there are many rinks that offer public skating sessions, ice skate rentals, and lessons. For the more serious ice skater there are programs for adult and youth hockey instruction, hockey leagues, figure skating, and more.



An ice skating rink is also a great place for a kids birthday party or a private function.

While you can pop on a pair of skates and venture out on your own, to really benefit from all the sport has to offer, ice skating lessons are recommended. All of the indoor rinks listed here, and some of the winter outdoor rinks have excellent group and private instruction packages available.

Protective head gear or helmets are recommended for children under the age of seven, as well as beginning skaters. Some rinks and outdoor parks require helmets. If you do not own a bicycle helmet, you can rent or purchase a helmet from most indoor rinks or a local sporting goods store.

If you choose to skate during the winter at a neighborhood pond or lake, (many are free) please exercise caution as the ponds ice surface are often natural and un-groomed, and tend to have rough surfaces. Skating is usually permitted when the ice is five or more inches thick and notice is given to skaters under a flag system; RED - No Skating; Green - Safe to Skate.

Important: Please call ahead - Before heading off to an indoor rink or outdoor pond, please call ahead to confirm hours of operation, especially with outdoor rinks, as openings and closing times frequently change throughout the year due to special events or weather conditions.

Northern NJ Indoor Rinks for Ice Skating

Aspen Ice at Randolph
16 Aspen Drive
Randolph, NJ
973-927-9122
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Public skating sessions are available. Schedule changes seasonally, please call ahead to confirm times. Kids birthday parties available

Englewood Field Club
341 Engle Ave
Englewood, NJ
201-568-0094
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A Private club. Membership is available. They offer general skating sessions and programs for hockey, figure skating competitions, and recreational skating.

Floyd Hall Arena

28 Clove Road,
Little Falls, NJs, NJ
973-746-7744
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Located on the camous of Montclair State University, they have both adult and children learn to skate programs and lessons for skating and boys & girls hockey leagues. Public skating Hours: Fridays, 8:50 - 10:40 pm; Saturdays, 1:15 - 3:15pm; Sundays, 2:50 - 4:50pm.

Fritz Dietl Ice Rink
639 Broadway
Westwood, NJ
201-666-9883
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A family owned and operated skating rink offers year round skating for all ages and abilities. It is both the birthplace and home of the North Jersey Figure Skating Club.
The rink offers;
Public Sessions, Figure Skating Sessions,, Group and Private Lessons, Skate rentals, Hockey Ice Rentals, and Parties

Ice House of New Jersey
111 Midtown Bridge Approach
Hackensack, NJ
201-487-8444
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A huge facility with four regulation size NHL rinks and full service hockey and skating Pro Shop. They offer public skating. Schedule changes with seasons, please call ahead to confirm public skating times.

Ice Vault Arena
10 Nevins Drive
Wayne NJ
973-628-1500
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Public Skating hours are available and change with seasons. They are the home arena for the Federal Hockey League's New Jersey Outlaws team. Guests can access the Internet via wi-fi in their restaurant for free.

Richard L. Korpi Ice Rink
West 28th street
Bayonne High School
Bayonne NJ
201-858-5850
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Located in Bayonne High school, {public skating is available as well as skating parties for children. Prices are very reasonable with prices on a per session basis or in a discount package of 20 sessions.

Sky lands Ice World
2765 State Hwy 23
Stockholm, NJ
973-697-1600
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They offer a wide variety of skating programs and can accommodate birthday parties. The offer public skating sessions every day. Please call ahead for seasonal schedule.

William G. Mennen Sports Arena
141 Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ
973-326-7651
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They are operated by the Morris County Park Commission and are open to the public. They are a full service ice center with skating year round, and offers public skating sessions, group lessons, hockey clinics, figure skating clubs, and birthday party packages. Please call ahead to confirm seasonal schedules.

Northern NJ Outdoor Rinks and Lakes for Ice Skating

Beacon Hill Club
250 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ
908-277-6655
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A private outdoor ice skating rink located on the site of a Revolutionary War landmark. Membership is required to participate. They have hockey programs for boys and figure skating programs for girls. Lessons for adults and children are available and there are general skating hours throughout the week.

Brundage Park Recreation Complex
70 Carrell Road
Randolph, NJ
973-989-7100
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Operated by the Randolph, NJ Parks Department, they have a small pond that provides open skating during the winter season, weather permitting.

Chubb Park
Route 24
Chester, NJ
908-879-5514
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The Ice Skating Pond is monitored by Township volunteers for safe skating conditions. No skating is permitted on the pond until a minimum thickness of four inches is achieved. When the ice is safe for skating, a green skating is permitted sign is placed at the Ice Skating Shelter. Unsafe ice conditions are signified by red no skating sign at the shelter.

Edgemont Park
Valley Road
Montclair, NJ
973-744-1400
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Operated by the Township of Montclair, this is a small pond that provides open skating during the winter season, weather permitting.

Heistein Park
South Road and Doby Road
Randolph, NJ
973-989-7100
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Operated by the Randolph, NJ Parks Department, they have a small pond that provides open skating during the winter season, weather permitting.

John T. Wright Arena at McKay Park
130 Englewood Ave
Englewood, NJ
(201) 568-3133
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Operated by the City of Englewood, the rink is semi-outdoor and is open from October 1st through March 3st to both Englewood residents and non-residents. Discounts are offered to Englewood residents. They offer public skating sessions, hockey clinics, and open adult hockey leagues. They can also accommodate birthday parties.

Newport Skates
95 River Drive
Jersey City, NJ
(201) 626-7465
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Open during the winter season. Located on the waterfront with an awesome view of the NYC Skyline, this is a great alternative to the more costly outdoor rinks in NYC. They have public skating sessions and can accommodate birthday parties and private events.

Parks Lake
Lombardo Road
Rockaway Township, NJ
(973) 627-7200
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A small lake operated by the Rockaway Township Parks and Recreation Department has open public skating during the the winter season, weather conditions permitting.

Pershing Field Park Ice Rink
201 Central Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
201-547-6886
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Operated by the city of Jersey City, this outdoor rink is open from November through March. The have open public skating from Wednesday through Sunday, for residents and nonresidents. Jersey City residents receive a discount. Protective head gear or bike helmet is required.

Samuel Nelkin County Park
Rose Street,
Wallington, NJ
(973) 778-6184
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Northern section of the park features a pond with water fountain. Ice skating & sledding are available when weather permits

Summit Avenue Park
150 High Street
Newton, NJ
(973) 383-
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Operated by the Town of Newton, this small pond has open public skating during the the winter season, weather conditions permitting.

Swartswood State Park
Route 619
Swartswood, NJ
(973) 383-5230
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An outdoor lake. Please call ahead to confirm the lake is frozen enough to allow skating.

Warinanco Ice Skating Center
Warinanco Park
Linden Road
Roselle, NJ
908-298-7850
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No Open Skating for the 2016/ 2017 season. Construction has begun on a top-to-bottom renovation and expansion of the Warinanco Park Ice Skating Center. Organized hockey programs for high school players only will continue on their normal schedule. The new Warinanco Ice Skating Center is expected to be completed and open to all skaters in fall 2018. Operated by The Union County Parks Department, the outdoor rink is open from October to April for both Union County residents and non-residents, with Union County residents receiving a discount. They have public skating sessions and offer lessons to children and adults and skating clinics for hockey players.


Central NJ Indoor Rinks for Ice Skating

The Arenas at Woodbridge
Woodbridge Community Center
600 Main Street
Woodbridge, NJ
732-596-4103
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This indoor rink operates seven days a week, welcoming skaters of all ages and ability levels for general skating sessions, ice hockey, league play, birthday parties, special events and more. The WCC offers open public skate times Friday, Saturday, Sundays, as well as noted holiday times and feature skates. The WCC offers Skate rentals in all sizes with Figure and Ice Hockey Skates. Dont miss out on our Central Jersey's most popular Friday Night Cosmic skate session. The lights are turned down and we play the hottest Top 40 Hits under our spectacular light show. We also have the WCC Cafe offering variety of healthy foods and snacks, coffee and hot chocolate. Public skating on a seasonal schedule available on most days during the winter season with special theme skating events.

Bridgewater Sports Arena
425 Frontier Road
Bridgewater, NJ
732-627-0006
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They have Two NHL size ice rinks. They offer Learn to Skate Programs, Hockey Figure Skating and can accommodate birthday parties. Public skating sessions are available. Please call ahead to confirm current schedule.

Flemington Ice Arena
426 Cace Blvd.
Flemington
(908) 237-1423
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A full size NHLregulation rink that offers many various programs all year long. They have party areas, an arcade, a snack bar, and a pro shop. Public Skating sessions are available. Please call ahead to confirm seasonal hours. They offer lessons, leagues, and a summer camp.

Howell Ice World Family Arena
269 Squankum Road (Route 524/547)
Farmingdale, NJ
(732) 378-6600
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They offer open public skating times as well as youth and senior hockey leagues, open hockey programs, figure skating, learn to skate, lessons, and a special needs learn to skate program. They also accommodate private parties and rink rentals.

Ice Land
6 Tennis Court
Hamilton, NJ
609-588-6672
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Ice land is open year round. Public skating sessions are available on weekends.

Jersey Shore Arena
1215 Wyckoff Road
Farmingdale, NJ
(732) 919-7070
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The facilities include three NHL size hockey rinks, off-ice training facility, arcade, laser tag, Uncle Carmine's restaurant, and a function room for private parties. They offer public skating with a DJ, lessons, hockey programs, and a summer camp. Public skating sessions are available. Please call ahead for seasonal schedule.

Middletown Sports Complex
214 Harmony Road
Middletown, NJ
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They offer public sessions, lessons and both youth and adult hockey programs.

Old Bridge John Piccolo Ice Arena
Cotrell Road and Router 516
Old Bridge, NJ
732 607-7971
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Operated by the Old Bridge Parks and Recreation Department open to both residents and non-residents, with discounts offered to residents. They offer open public skating and many learn to skate programs. Children's birthday parties are available.

ProSkate Ice Arena
1000 Cornwall Rd
Monmouth Junction
732-940-6400
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They offer Ice Hockey programs and camps for all ages and abilities. They have public skating sessions. Please call ahead to get the current schedule.

Red Bank Armory Ice Complex
76 Chestnut Street
Red Bank NJ
732 450-9001
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They offer public skating on weekends. Please call ahead to confirm current schedule. They also offer skating lessons, youth leagues, adult hockey, a pro shop, and can accommodate birthday parties.

Central NJ Outdoor Rinks and Lakes for Ice Skating

Holmdel Park
44 Longstreet Road
Holmdel, NJ
(732) 946-9562
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A small pond operated by the Monmouth County Park System. When conditions are suitable for skating, the park is open from 8am-7pm Sunday through Thursday, and from 8am-9pm Friday and Saturday.

Manasquan Reservoir
311 Windeler Road
Howell, NJ
(732) 938-6760 (ranger station)
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A large lake (reservoir) operated by the Monmouth County Park System.

Mercer County Skating Center
South Post Road
West Windsor, NJ
732-371-1669
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Operated by the County of Mercer, the rink is an open air, sheltered skating facility, open to the public seven days a week during the operating season (November to March depending on weather) Please call ahead to confirm winter operating hours. The rink's outdoor facilities include ice hockey boards, a permanent Plexiglas system, aluminum bleachers, and an electronic clock and score board.

Pier Village "Ice At The Pier"
Festival Plaza
Pier Village
long Branch, NJ
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Open from "Black Friday to the President's Day. Open skating on real ice with the ocean waves in the background.

Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Rink
151 Parsonnage Road (off route 1)
Edison, NJ
732-494-3785
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This outdoor rink is operated by the Middlesex County Department of Parks and Recreation Department and is open to the public for skating from Wednesday through Sunday. Children under 7 years of age must wear a helmet. Skate rentals are available.

Shark River Park
1101 Schoolhouse Road
Wall, NJ
(732) 922-4080
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Located on the Shark river and operated by the Monmouth County Park System. They have open public skating during the the winter season, weather conditions permitting.

Turkey Swamp Park
200 Georgia Road
Freehold, NJ
(732) 462-9265
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A small lake operated by the Monmouth County Park System. They have open public skating during the the winter season, weather conditions permitting.

Southern NJ Indoor Rinks for Ice Skating

Canlan Ice Sports
2111 Industrial Way Road
Vineland, NJ
856-691-2222
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They feature two NHL sized ice rinks and offer adult and youth hockey programs, skating lessons, and public skating sessions. They also accommodate birthday parties and private events.

Hollydell Ice Arena
601 Hollydell Drive
Sewell, NJ
856-589-5599
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They offer public skating. Please call ahead to confirm seasonal hours. They also have programs for figure skating, adult and youth ice hockey, lessons, and a summer camp. They can accommodate birthday parties.

The Igloo at Mt Laurel
3033 Fostertown Rd
Mt. Laurel, NJ
856-638-0801
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The facility has 2 NHL Regulation Ice rinks with Spectator Seating, multi purpose party rooms, a concession area, a pro shop, viewing TV's for customer enjoyment, wireless internet. They offer public skating 250 days a year, hockey and skating instruction, adult hockey leagues, and can accommodate birthday parties and private ice rentals. Please call ahead to confirm seasonal schedules.

Ocean Ice Palace
197 Chambers Bridge Rd
Brick, NJ
732-477-4411
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They offer a large variety of skating programs for all ages and abilities. Public skating sessions are available. Please call ahead to confirm seasonal schedule. The can also accommodate birthday parties and private functions.

Flyers Skate Zone
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Three locations:
601 Laurel Oak Rd
Voorhees, NJ
856-309-4400

501 North Albany Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ
609-441-1780
6725 River Road
Pennsauken Township, NJ
They are located at Three South Jersey locations. They offer public skating sessions and have programs for adult and youth hockey, figure skating and lessons. They also accommodate birthday parties and private functions

Southern NJ Outdoor Rinks and Lakes for Ice Skating

Winterfest Ice Skating at Cooper River
Jack Curtis Stadium
5300 N. Park Drive
Pennsauken, NJ
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The Ice rink season is open from the end of November until first week of January.
The facility is a The 50 x 80 foot ice rink that is open to the public. Open sessions and skate rentals available. Kids 12 and under free. There is plenty of free parking in lots to either side of the stadium.

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