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 rinks with holiday festivities as well as indoor ones where you can get ready to glide into the season.
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8 ice skating rinks in NJ for family gliding fun
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 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
Ocean Ice Palace
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.
197 Chambers Bridge Rd
Brick, NJ 08723
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 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
Flemington Ice Arena
Grab your family and spend a weekend afternoon or Friday night ice skating to DJ tunes. Test out 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, which has sessions for hockey players, figure skaters, and family fun.
601 Hollydell Dr
Sewell, NJ 08080
Other ice rinks in NJ to check out
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
Bridgewater Sports Arena
1425 Frontier Rd., Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807