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Your Guide To The Best Ice Skating Rinks and Ponds
In New Jersey

Features Ice Skating at Indoor and Outdoor Rinks and Ponds

Ice skating in New Jersey is a popular winter activity enjoyed by both locals and visitors.

The state boasts numerous indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks and ponds that cater to all skill levels, from beginners to professional skaters.

Some of the most notable indoor rinks offer skating lessons, hockey leagues, and special events, providing a fun and active way to enjoy the colder months in New Jersey. An ice skating rink is also a great place for a kids birthday party or a private function.

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.

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.

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 Ice skating rink or outdoor pond, please call ahead to confirm hours of operation, especially with outdoor ponds, as openings and closing times frequently change throughout the year due to special events or weather conditions.

Northern NJ Indoor Ice Skating Rinks

Aspen Ice at Randolph
16 Aspen Drive
Randolph, NJ
Public skating sessions are available. Schedule changes seasonally, Also offers special night events, lessons,. Kids birthday parties available

Bridgewater Sports Arena
425 Frontier Road
Bridgewater, NJ
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.

Clay Anderson Arena
41 Chestnut Street
Montclair, NJ
They offer a wide variety of ice skating activities, including public skating sessions, birthday parties, figure skating, youth hockey, and more. They also have freestyle sessions to allow new and experienced figure skaters to practice their skills and have a little fun on the ice.

Englewood Field Club
341 Engle Ave
Englewood, NJ
A Private club. Membership is available. They offer general skating sessions and programs for hockey, figure skating competitions, recreational skating,
DJ family skate nights.

Ice House of New Jersey
111 Midtown Bridge Approach
Hackensack, NJ
A huge facility with four regulation size NHL rinks and offer full service ice skating programs with a hockey and skating Pro Shop. They offer public skating, on a seasonal schedule.

Ice Vault Arena
10 Nevins Drive
Wayne NJ
Public Skating hours are available and change with seasons. They are a 3 sheet facility, and the home to four club ice hockey programs: Bandits, Bandits Girls, Outlaws and the Jersey Hitmen. In addition to club hockey. They we have a fully developed Men's League as well as Fall and Spring House League community based hockey. They offer seasonal public skating and a variety of skating services.

Montclair State Ice Arena

1 Arena Drive
Little Falls, NJ
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. They offer public skate sessions on a seasonal schedule.

Sky lands Ice World
2765 State Hwy 23
Stockholm, NJ
They offer a wide variety of skating programs and can accommodate birthday parties. The offer public skating sessions on a seasonal schedule.

William G. Mennen Sports Arena
141 Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ
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 Ice Skating Rinks and Ponds

Beacon Hill Club
250 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ
A private outdoor ice skating rink located on the site of a Revolutionary War landmark. Membership is required to participate. TThe rink features lighting for an evening of skating under the stars, Friday night hockey games, early morning pond hockey and a member's favorite - open skate.

Brundage Park Recreation Complex
70 Carrell Road
Randolph, NJ
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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

Swartswood State Park
1091 E Shore Rd
Swartswood, NJ
Known as New Jersey's "first state park," Swartswood is an historic landmark destination that dates back to 1915. Skaters should call 973-383-5230 to be sure the lake is frozen and open for skating.

Warinanco Sports Center
Warinanco Park
Linden Road
Roselle, NJ
Olds meets new in the renovated skating building, now called the Warinanco Sports Center, which sits adjacent to the skating rink. The seasonal rink, which generally opens at the end of November is home to 5 Union County high school hockey teams and hosts more than 50,000 skaters every year. They also offer open sessions, learn to skate and learn to play sessions,

Winter Village
81 Edison Pl
Newark, NJ
Open end of November until end of January
A stylish open-air festival overlooking beautiful downtown Newark with curbside eats, ice skating, skate rental, and marketplace.

Central NJ Indoor Ice Skating Rinks

Woodbridge Community Center
600 Main Street
Woodbridge, NJ
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.

Flemington Ice Arena
426 Cace Blvd.
(908) 237-1423
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. They offer lessons, leagues, and a summer camp.

Howell Ice World Family Arena
269 Squankum Road (Route 524/547)
Farmingdale, NJ
(732) 378-6600
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
Ice land is open year round. Public skating sessions are on a seasonal schedule. They offer Learn to skate and learn to play hockey programs.

Jersey Shore Arena
1215 Wyckoff Road
Farmingdale, NJ
(732) 919-7070
The facilities include three NHL size hockey rinks, with a pro-shop, laser tag, Hockey sticks Cafe, and a function room for private parties. They offer public skating with a DJ, lessons, hockey program, and summer camps and clinics. Public skating sessions are available.

Middletown Sports Complex
214 Harmony Road
Middletown, NJ
They offer public sessions, learn to skate, ice hockey, summer camp, birthday parties, and more.

Ice Palace
197 Chambers Bridge Rd
Brick, NJ
They offer a large variety of skating programs for all ages and abilities, inluding DJ skating, learn to skate, hockey & figure skating. Public skating sessions are available. The can also accommodate birthday parties and private functions.

John Piccolo Arena
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ
732 721 5600, x-4999
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
This 75,804 square-foot facility houses one NHL-sized and one Olympic-sized rink supporting hockey and skate programs, public skating, drop ins, leagues, trade shows, and private rentals. They are also the home of The Mercer Chiefs Tier II Hockey Organization and The Princeton Tiger Lilies Hockey Club.

Red Bank Armory Ice Complex
76 Chestnut Street
Red Bank NJ
732 450-9001
Home of the Red Bank Generals, they offer public skating on weekends. They also offer skating lessons, youth leagues, adult hockey, a pro shop, and can accommodate birthday parties.

Central NJ Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks and Ponds

Holmdel Park
44 Longstreet Road
Holmdel, NJ
(732) 946-9562
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)
A large lake (reservoir) operated by the Monmouth County Park System.

Mercer County Skating Center
South Post Road
West Windsor, NJ
(609) 371-1766
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). The rink's outdoor facilities include ice hockey boards, a permanent Plexiglas system, aluminum bleachers, and an electronic clock and score board.

Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Rink
151 Parsonnage Road (off route 1)
Edison, NJ
This outdoor rink is operated by the Middlesex County Department of Parks and Recreation Department and is open to the public for skating during the winter from mid-November until the end of March. Skate rentals are available.

Shark River Park
1101 Schoolhouse Road
Wall, NJ
(732) 922-4080
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.

Skating On The Square
Hulfish Street (behind the Nassau Inn Hotel)
Princeton, NJ
Palmer Square's "eco-friendly" outdoor synthetic skating rink, is pen from Mid-November until the end of Februry,
Bring your own skates or borrow ours! (skate rental included in ticket price) ALL skaters/guardians must sign the electronic waiver to be eligible to participate! Please sign in advance for a contactless experience at the rink.

Turkey Swamp Park
200 Georgia Road
Freehold, NJ
(732) 462-9265
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 Ice Skating Rinks

Hollydell Ice Arena
601 Hollydell Drive
Sewell, NJ
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
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.

Flyers Skate Zone
601 Laurel Oak Rd
Voorhees, NJ
Offers public skating, lessons, hockey programs, & birthday parties

Skate Zone of Atlantic City
501 North Albany Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ
The facility houses one NHL-sized ice sheet, locker rooms, party rooms and a snack bar. They offer public skating, lessons, and hockey. The arena home to the Atlantic City Sharks youth hockey club and various local high schools.

Skate Zone of Pennsauken
6725 River Road
Pennsauken Township, NJ
(856) 488-9300
They offer public skating, lessons, and hockey programs.

Southern NJ Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks and Ponds

Vintner Rink
Renault Winery & Resort
2 North Bremen Avenue
Egg Harbor City, NJ
(609) 965 2111
Website (Tickets are available 90 minute skating sessions and skate rentals. Ticket purchasing in advance is reccommended at least 48 hours in advance Located on the grounds of the Renault Winery & Resort, the rink is open during the winter as an added activities during their Winter Wonderland Festival.
The ice-skating rink is true, professional quality ice.
For an extended stay and to participate in other Winter Wonderland activities, they also offer Open Skate Packages that include an ovenight stay at their on-site hotel, and restaurant.

Winterfest Ice Skating at Cooper River
Cooper River Park
near the corner of Cuthbert Blvd. and Park Avenue
Cherry Hill, NJ
The Ice rink season is open from the end of November until the end of February.
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.