Heading to one of the skating rinks in NJ is a classic activity you can’t go wrong with—the whole family can get in on the action, whether it’s just learning together or having a blast sliding along to tunes. And when the temps drop, it’s a great way to burn off some cooped-up inside energy, especially on a seasonal outdoor rink pop-up. Check out these outdoor skating rinks in NJ with holiday festivities as well as indoor ones where you can get ready to glide into the season. Want to keep the chilly season feeling going? Check out Winter Festivals in NJ.
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Ice skating rinks in NJ for family gliding fun
North – Skating Rinks in NJ
Bergen County’s The Rink at Winter Wonderland
It’s back—this year’s Winter Wonderland kicks off the holiday season with lots of holiday activities and open-air skating, as well as a kids’ beginner rink, so you can bring first-timers learning to glide. Skating sessions are 50 minutes long, and you must purchase tickets in advance. Off the ice, littles can ride the carousel and zoo train, and you can feast on festive treats from the food trucks.
Van Saun County Park
216 Forest Ave.
Paramus, NJ 07652
Located on the Jersey City waterfront, this outdoor ice skating rink is open through the holiday and winter seasons. They offer private and small group skating lessons, party packages, exclusive rink rentals, and of course, old-fashioned family ice skating with their festive open skate sessions.
95 River Drive South
Jersey City, NJ 07310
Skylands Ice World
Skate on either of the NHL-sized rinks named the Forum and Coliseum at one of the daily open skates. And for tweens and teens looking to hang, there’s an Ice Jam party with a DJ playing music every Friday night.
2765 State Hwy 23
Stockholm, NJ 07460
The Rink at American Dream
Zip-around at an NHL regulation-sized ice rink with features such as open skating, figure skating, hockey tournaments, and private events. You can also host your own hockey game or rent out the rink.
1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Central – Skating Rinks in NJ
Ice at Pier Village
If you are looking for skating rinks in NJ but want something surrounded by festive drinks and food from surrounding restaurants, check out the new oval Pier Village rink. The rink will be open from December 2021-February 2022.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Mercer County Park Ice Skating
Located in Mercer County Park, this skating center is open seven days a week from November 1, 2021-March 11, 2022. The Skating Center has a full snack bar, fireplace, lounge area, and dining tables. Public skating, skate lessons, birthday parties, hockey ice, group rates, and private party rentals are available.
1050 Hughes Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Ocean Ice Palace (Currently Closed)
Bring your whole family to practice their ice skating skills at one of the coolest ice skating rinks in NJ—or take a lesson on a Saturday or Sunday to learn how to skate. And make sure to try out the ice bumper car ride, where you can spin around and use your joysticks to bump into other players.
197 Chambers Bridge Rd.
Brick, NJ 08723
Red Bank Armory
This military training facility turned ice rink is open for ice skating, ice hockey, and public skating for all ages. They even have an off-ice training center with new turf and equipment.
76 Chestnut Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Skating on the Square
Lace up your skates to experience Palmer Square’s “eco-friendly” outdoor synthetic skating rink. Located behind the Nassau Inn Hotel is a rink of skating fun for the whole family. The rink is open from November 20, 2021-February 27, 2022. Tickets are sold at the door, no reservations are accepted.
19 Hulfish Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
South – Skating Rinks in NJ
Flemington Ice Arena
Grab your family and spend a weekend afternoon or Friday night ice skating to DJ tunes. Test your skills, and help your kids build up theirs with lessons and open skate practices.
426 Case Blvd.
Flemington, NJ 08822
Flyers Skate Zone
Come for a fun afternoon or evening of ice skating at this arena, the official training facility for the Philly team. Fans may spot a player or two, but the real draw is the hockey program for all ages, where kids can learn skills and join in clinics.
601 Laurel Oak Rd.
Voorhees, NJ 08041
Hollydell Ice Arena
Sharpen your ice skating skills and help your kids practice theirs simultaneously during open skates, with sessions for hockey players, figure skaters, and family fun.
601 Hollydell Dr.
Sewell, NJ 08080
The Igloo at Mt. Laurel
Spend a couple of hours on the ice with your family. Introduce your kiddos to ice skating, or watch as they spin around in circles. Beginners and littles who don’t know how to skate are encouraged to wear helmets, so BYO accordingly.
3033 Fostertown Rd.
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
With an ice rink double the size of last year, heading to Renault with the fam during their Vintner Wonderland is a picturesque and festive way to celebrate winter, open daily through February. And while you’re there, warm up with a rink-side firepit, hang in one of the champagne bubbles (igloos), or take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
72 Bremen Ave.
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
WinterFest Ice Skating at Cooper River
The Camden County Board of Commissioners presents WinterFest Ice Skating at Cooper River Park. The rink will be open from November 26-February 21. Check the website for special nights and events throughout the season.
Corner of Cuthbert Blvd. and Park Ave.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08102
Other ice skating rinks in NJ to check out
Bridgewater Sports Arena
1425 Frontier Rd., Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807
Charlie Heger Ice Rick Jersey City
807 Summit Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07307
111 Midtown Bridge Approach, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Ice Land Skating Center
6 Tennis Ct., Hamilton, NJ 08619
10 Nevins Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470
Jersey Shore Arena
1215 Wyckoff Rd, Wall Township, NJ 07727
Mackay Ice Rink
130 W. Englewood Ave., Englewood, NJ 07631
Montclair State University Ice Arena
1 Arena Drive, Little Falls, NJ 07424
Pro Skate Ice Arena
1000 Cornwall Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Protec Training Center
15 Worlds Fair Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873
Richard J. Codey Arena
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052
Town of Secaucus’ Ice Rink
150 Plaza Center, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Union Sports Arena
2441-A US-22, Union, NJ 07083
Warninanco Ice Skating
1 Park Drive, Roselle, NJ 07203
William G. Mennen Sports Arena
161 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township, NJ 07960
Winding River Ice Rink
1211 Whitesville Rd., Toms River, NJ 08755
Woodbridge Community Center
600 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07095