Heading to one of the skating rinks in NJ is a classic winter 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 with social distancing rules in place, as well as smaller capacity limits, it can be a safe way to get out and burn off some cooped up inside energy. The list below includes outdoor skating rinks in NJ and indoor ones—and while these locations are currently open, that’s liable to change based on evolving state guidelines. As with everything happening during COVID, it’s best to check their websites and Facebook pages before heading out. Happy skating!
Featured photo via @newportskatesjc
Here are the top 8 ice skating rinks in NJ this season:
Bergen County’s The Rink at Winter Wonderland
Now through February 21
Although the “wonderland” part is not happening this year, the rink is still open—and it’s bigger this season, with more room to skate (and to practice social distancing). Skating sessions are 50 minutes long, and you must purchase tickets in advance. Off the ice, littles can ride the carousel and zoo train for an additional fee.
Van Saun County Park
216 Forest Ave
Paramus, NJ 07652
Cost: $5 (includes skate rental).
Dates to be determined
Located on the Jersey City waterfront, this ice skating rink offers private and group skating lessons, party packages, exclusive rink rentals, and of course, regular ‘ole fashioned family ice skating. Details for COVID restrictions and hours to come—check their website and Facebook page for updates.
95 River Drive South
Jersey City, NJ 07310
Cost: Details to come.
Ocean Ice Palace
Dates and times vary. Check the calendar for details.
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 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—reservations required for all activities.
197 Chambers Bridge Rd
Brick, NJ 08723
Cost: $10 per skater, $6 for children under 5 years old.
Ice bumper car ride: $10 per ride. $18 for ice bumper car ride and ice skating combo ticket (skate rental included).
Skylands Ice World
Every day, but times vary. Check the calendar for details.
Skate on either of the NHL-sized rinks named the Forum and Coliseum. Looking to do something after virtual school? On Fridays, there’s an Ice Jam party with a DJ playing music. Make sure you register online first—and book early, as they’re operating at 25% of their maximum capacity.
2765 State Hwy 23
Stockholm, NJ 07460
Cost: $8 for children 12 and under, $10 for skaters 13 to 59, $8 for adults 60 and older. Skate rentals and helmets are $5 each.
Friday Ice Jam: $16 per skater, $5 for non-skaters, $4 skate rental.
The Igloo at Mt. Laurel
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday 11:15AM-12:45PM
Saturdays 1PM-2:30PM and 7:30PM-9:30PM
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
Cost: $5 for children 4 and under, $10 for skaters 5 and older, $6 for senior citizens and military. Skate rentals are $5.
Flemington Ice Arena
Saturdays 11:45AM-1:15PM, Sundays 2:45PM-4PM
December 19, 8:15PM-9:45PM
DJ Skate: Fridays 8:15PM-9:45PM
Grab your family and spend a weekend afternoon ice skating. Test out your skills, and help your kids build up theirs. Online registration required.
426 Case Blvd
Flemington, NJ 08822
Cost: $7 for children, $9 for adults, $7 for seniors. Skate rentals are $5.50.
Flyers Skate Zone
Daily, but times vary. Check the calendar for details.
Come for a fun afternoon or evening of ice skating—each session is about an hour and requires an advance online purchase. Plan to join in as well because the rink is limiting the number of spectators inside the arena (certain exceptions apply—contact them for more details).
601 Laurel Oak Rd
Voorhees, NJ 08041
Cost: $10.00 per skater. Skate rentals and skate aides/walkers are $5 each.
Hollydell Ice Arena
They have two ice rinks:
CDM—Mondays to Fridays 12:15PM-1:15PM; Futures—Fridays 8:30PM-10:30PM, Saturdays 1:30PM-3:30PM and 8PM-10PM, Sundays 12:30PM-2:30PM
Sharpen your ice skating skills and help your kids practice theirs at the same time. You’re encouraged to register ahead of time—like many ice skating rinks in NJ, they’re limiting the capacity for social distancing—especially if your thinking of going to an evening session, which tends to fill up quickly.
601 Hollydell Dr
Sewell, NJ 08080
Cost: $10 per skater. Skate rentals are $4.
Ice skating in NJ not happening this season (as of now, check their websites for the latest updates):
Winding River Ice Rink
1211 Whitesville Rd., Toms River, NJ 08755
Jersey Shore Arena
1215 Wyckoff Rd, Wall Township, NJ 07727
Montclair State University Ice Arena
1 Arena Drive, Little Falls, NJ 07424
10 Nevins Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470
Ice At The Pier
50 Chelsea Ave., Long Branch, NJ 07740
Bridgewater Sports Arena
1425 Frontier Rd., Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807