Heading to one of the skating rinks in NJ is a classic activity you can’t go wrong with—the whole family can join in, 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 outdoor skating rinks in NJ or indoor ones. Want to keep the chilly season feeling going? Check out Winter Festivals in NJ. (featured photo credit: Newport Skates)
Ice skating rinks in NJ for family gliding fun
North – Skating Rinks in NJ
Bergen County’s The Rink at Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland kicks off the holiday season on November 24 with open-air skating, as well as a kids’ beginner rink, so you can bring first-timers learning to glide. 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 with lessons and family fun during their festive open skate sessions. Tickets are only available digitally and must be purchased before your visit, and if you plan to skate all winter, season passes are offered.
95 River Drive South
Jersey City, NJ 07310
Skylands Ice World
Skate indoors 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 out, 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 like 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
Mercer County Park Ice Skating
Located in Mercer County Park, this open-air rink has a covering, so you can skate even when flakes are falling. Skating is now through March, so check their calendar for public open skates and lesson availability.
1050 Hughes Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Ocean Ice Palace
Bring your whole family to practice their ice skating skills at one of the coolest indoor ice skating rinks in NJ—or take a lesson on a Saturday or Sunday to learn how to skate.
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. Beginning skaters can push an iconic whale to help get their footing under the twinkling lights at this festive rink, open from November 18 until February 25, 2024.
19 Hulfish Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
South – Skating Rinks in NJ
Flemington Ice Arena
Gather the whole 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 them 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 this year, heading to Renault with the fam during their Vintner Wonderland is a picturesque and festive way to celebrate winter (open daily from November 18 through February). And while you’re there, warm up with a rink-side firepit or take a tractor ride around the vineyard.
72 Bremen Ave.
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
WinterFest Ice Skating at Cooper River
Lace up your skates and get ready for wintry fun at this outdoor ice skating rink in NJ from November 25 until February 26. Stop by the lodge to warm up with cocoa or rent it for a birthday party. Check their calendar 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
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
Where will your family go ice skating in NJ?
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