The Best Indoor Ice Skating Rinks in NJ
Looking for something fun to do with the whole family? Go ice skating! There are many rinks located all over NJ with some great activities and programs. Take a family lesson, play some hockey or just grab a hot chocolate and skate during a public session. Ice skating is an activity that will wear your kids out and help you burn calories from all that holiday food. Best of all – it’s fun! Here’s a listing of indoor rinks by county for NJ families.
Richard J. Korpi Ice Rink, Bayonne
This indoor rink is home to the Bayonne Rangers. It offers lessons, hockey and group rentals. Public skating is offered Friday from 5:45pm - 7pm, Saturday from 2:15pm - 3:30pm and 6:45pm - 8pm and Sunday from 2pm - 3:15pm. Admission is $5/Adult residents, $3/Kid residents and $6/Non-residents. Skate rentals are $4. As Bayonne High School hockey games may sometimes affect the times, please call (201) 858-5850 to confirm the schedule.
Ice House, Hackensack
Known for training skating stars like Sarah Hughes, Tara Lipinski, Oksana Baiul and Sasha Cohen, Ice House is the largest skating facility in the tri-state area, with four large rinks, a full-service food court, a Starbucks and arcade rooms. Ice House also offers ice skating lessons and skating camps. Public skating is offered weekends from 1pm to 6pm. Holiday skating hours can be found here. Admission is $9/person and skate rentals are $4.
Fritz Dietl Ice Rink, Westwood
A popular neighborhood skating destination, this rink has a cozy size and family atmosphere. The rink offers skating year-round. Figure skating lessons, hockey ice rentals and parties are available. Public skating is offered daily for 2 hours per session. Admission is $10/Person and skate rentals are $3. Call the message board at (201) 666-9883 for the new winter schedule.
Ice Vault Arena, Wayne
The home arena to the Federal Hockey League’s New Jersey Outlaws, this full-service rink also offers lessons, adult open hockey, hockey programs, birthday parties and a pro shop. Public skating is available on certain weekdays and weekends. The schedule changes weekly, so be sure to click here for an updated schedule. Admission is $9/Adults and $8/Kids 12 and under. Skate rentals are $4. Savings cards are available for 10-sessions for the price of $80/Adults and $70/Kids.
Union Sports Arena, Union
Union Sports Arena is great for family outings, skating lessons, parties, event hosting and hockey. The “living room café” is open daily and offers hot beverages, snacks, big comfy couches, free WiFi and DirecTV. Public skating is offered Monday through Friday from noon to 1:30pm, Friday evenings from 7:30pm to 9pm and weekends from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, with a Friday evening skate from 7:30pm to 9pm. Weekend hours are Saturday and Sunday 12:30pm - 2pm, with a Saturday evening skate from 8:30pm - 10pm. Admission is $8/Person and a 10-session pass will cost you $65. Skate rentals are $4.
Warinanco Ice Skating Center, Roselle
Located in Warinanco Park, this ice rink is celebrating its 51st skating season. Come here for lessons, hockey clinics, special events and more. Public skating hours vary, click here for more information. You can find their holiday hours here. Admission is $6/Adults and $5/Kids 17 and under. Skate rentals are $4. Discount cards are available to Union County residents.
Clary Anderson Arena, Montclair
This rink has it all, including skating lessons, hockey clinics and birthday parties. Click here for the public skating schedule. Admission is $6/Person and skate rentals are $4. Season passes are available for Montclair residents in the amount of $115 and non-residents for $200. You can also opt for a ten-ticket pass for $55. The rink is open from September through May.
Richard J. Codey Arena at South Mountain, West Orange
This ice rink is part of the Essex County Park System. The arena was renovated in 2005 and features meeting rooms, a concession stand, pro shop and arcade. Public skating is available daily. The schedule changes monthly, so be sure to click here to download a schedule. Admission is $7/Adults and $5/Kids. Skate rentals are $4.
Flyers Skate Zone, Atlantic City
Located in “America’s Playground,” Flyers Skate Zone has skating seven days a week. Hockey camps and clinics, leagues, figure skating, lessons, a snack zone and pro shop are all available. Public skating times can be found here. Admission is $8/Person for afternoon and evening sessions and $5/Person for morning sessions. Skate rentals are $3. Annual skate passes are available for $275 each.
The Igloo, Mt. Laurel
In 2002 this ice skating rink underwent a major renovation, which resulted in amenities such as a pro shop, snack bar and arcade. The rink is available for skating, hockey, parties and private rentals. The public skating schedule changes monthly, so be sure to click here to access the latest information. Admission is $8/Adults and $4/Kids five and under. Skate rentals are just $2.
Hollydell Ice Arena, Sewell
Figure skating, lessons and hockey are offered. Plus, there is an Olympic size rink and an NHL size rink available. There is a pro shop on-location. Public skating schedule information can be found here. Admission is $7/Session and $12/Double session on weekdays and weekend afternoons and skate rentals are $3. Friday and Saturday evenings are $9/Session and skate rentals are $3.
Aspen Ice, Flemington
This center is a full-sized NHL ice rink offering lessons, hockey, parties and more. It is open year-round and includes a pro shop on-site. Public skating is offered daily and times changes weekly. Click here for the weekly schedule. Admission is $8/Adults and $6/Kids under 12. Skate rentals/walkers are $4. Friday night FunSkate is $8/Person.
The Arenas at Woodbridge, Woodbridge
This rink has it all – ice skating, in-line skating and roller skating! Remember to sign up for the email club for monthly coupons and specials. The Arenas hosts ice skating birthday parties with options like pizza, chicken nuggets and Carvel ice cream cakes. It also offers a Dynamic Party Package, which features both ice and roller skating. Figure skating, ice skating and roller skating lessons are offered. The public ice skating schedule can be found here. Adult skating is $1 additional to the listed admission fees and skate rentals are $4. Children must be four years and up to ice skate.
Red Bank Armory Ice Complex, Red Bank
This ice complex offers public skating, open hockey times, lessons, leagues, training, parties and various activities through the winter months. There is also a pro shop available on-site. The early winter 2012 public skating schedule is Friday 8pm - 10pm and weekends 1:15pm - 2:45pm. Admission is $9/Adults and $8/Kids 12 and under. Skate rentals are $4.
Mennan Sports Arena, Morristown
This sports arena offers skating year-round. Group lessons, hockey clinics, figure skating clubs and parties are just some of what Mennan Sports Arena provides. Public skating schedules can be found here. Admission is $9/Adults and $8/Kid 12 and under. Skate rentals are $4.
Ocean Ice Palace, Brick
New Jersey film buffs may remember this ice rink from Kevin Smith’s 1997 film Chasing Amy. The Ice Palace offers clinics, lessons, leagues, summer camps, parties, tournaments and open stick time. Check the public skating schedule here. Friday nights with a DJ are from 8:30pm to 10:30pm. Admission is $7/Person and skate rentals are $3. Holiday skating hours can be found here.
Floyd Hall Arena , Little Falls
With public skating sessions, freestyle skating, open hockey, leagues, lessons, adult programs and group outings and birthday parties – this rink has it all. Public skating is offered throughout the week, with more sessions during the holidays and adult skating sessions at night. Click here for the current schedule. Admission is $7/Adults and $6/Kids. DJ skate is $9/Person. Skate rentals are $4. Open hockey is $13/Person.
Protec Hockey Ponds Ice Center, Somerset
This state-of-the-art facility provides lessons and activities in hockey, ice skating and more. A full-service café is available, as well as a pro shop. They even offer a Girl Scout badge day, for those in need of a skating patch to fill out their vest. Public skating hours can be found here. Admission is $7/Adults and $6/Kids. Skate rentals are $4. For $45 you can purchase a family 4-pack, which includes four admission tickets, four skate rentals, four 20 oz. drinks and one eight slice pizza.
Skylands Ice World, Stockholm
This family-friendly rink is the perfect place to beat the cold weather. Skating camps, hockey and parties are offered. Skating lessons are available for all levels from preschool to adults. In fact, the parent and tot classes are offered for children and their caregivers during weekday hours. Public skating is offered daily in the afternoons and two sessions are offered on the weekends. Click here for the current schedule. Admission is $9/Adults and Kids ages 13-and-up and $7/Kids 13-and-under. Skate rentals are $3, as are helmet rentals. Ice Jam is an evening skate on Fridays at 8pm boasting music, lights and a “safe, club-like atmosphere.” Admission to the Jam is $15/Person. Skylands also offers a pro shop, an arcade, a kids’ playzone, and a full snack bar (because what is skating without hot chocolate?).
Chill Out Sports Arena (Hackettstown)
This rink, located in Hackettstown, offers public skating Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 2pm. Saturday offers two sessions from noon to 2pm and 8pm to 10pm. Sunday has one session from 2:30pm to 3:45pm. There is no website, so call (908) 684-1161 for more information.