JCFamilies’ Events in the Winter and Spring 2019

JCFamilies’ Events in Winter and Spring 2019

The winter can be long and not to mention freezing cold. Are you on the lookout for fun events to enjoy with the whole family this winter and spring season? Luckily we have several fun events that you can look forward to! Take a look at some of the best options in Jersey City!

JCFamilies' Events in Winter and Spring 2019

JC Kids Obstacle Run

Join JCFamilies and Wildly Fit  for our first ever JC Kids Obstacle Run! The kids will explore fun and challenging obstacles as they race through the course with their designated age group. The event will take place on Saturday, March 9th indoors at The Cordero School at 158 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302.

JCFamilies' Events in Winter and Spring 2019JCFamilies Spring Festival 

Join us for the annual JCFamilies‘ Spring Festival on April 13th in Jersey City! There will be entertainment and fun activities for the entire family to enjoy at this event, where local JCFamilies come together to celebrate the spring season.

Save the date! More information will come, stay updated by visiting our website. 

JCFamilies' Events in Winter and Spring 2019JCFamilies Baby Fair ’19 

The journey to motherhood begins the moment one starts planning for a family. While it can be rewarding and fulfilling, it comes with some challenges too. We want to make this journey easier for you by bringing important information and resources at your doorstep. Whether you are thinking of having a baby, expecting, or a new mom, JC Baby Fair’19, a Baby Fair in Jersey City is just the event for you.

JCFamilies' Events in Winter and Spring 2019JCFamilies’ School, Summer Camp & Daycare Fair 2019

Are you looking for a Summer Camp for your child? Join JCFamilies for the annual Summer Camp Fair on April 27th!
 
This is the only fair in Jersey City where you can get information about & also speak to the representatives of several Schools, Day Cares, Summer Camps & Activity Centers in & around Jersey CityHoboken.
Browse through several camps while the kids are entertained, and hopefully by the end of the 3 hour event, you will have found the perfect summer camp for your child.

 

15 Things To Do In The Tri-State Area This Winter

15 Things To Do In The Tri-State Area This Winter

The cold winter weather can discourage you and your little ones from getting out and having fun. However, the Tri-State are, which includes New Jersey, New York and Connecticut are winter wonderlands full of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy! Here’s our list of the Top 15 Things To Do In The Tri-State Area This Winter!

New Jersey

Puzzle Out: Escape Room Jersey City

317 Grove St, Jersey City

Escape from a haunted mansion or break codes to earn your freedom with Puzzle Out: Escape Room Jersey City. Puzzle Out is a fun and challenging live escape game in NJ with locations in Hoboken and Jersey City. This is a great time to gather a group of your loved ones to test your quick quit and creativity. You and your team have 60 minutes to complete your mission–find clues, solve puzzles, and escape!

Ice Fishing on Lake Hopatcong

Hopatcong State Park, 1 Lakeside Blvd, Hopatcong

Lake Hopatcong was originally created as part of the Morris Canal, a 90-mile waterway that ran from Newark to Phillipsburg and was the chief means of transporting coal, iron and zinc across New Jersey in the 1860s. However the lake is a great place to ice fish. You heard that right! January and February are ideal times to enjoy setting up your fishing rob and enjoy the tranquility that comes with being in nature while waiting for a bite on your line! Obviously, winter weather patterns play a major role in the amount of time there is safe ice in any particular year so make sure to do your research before you go!

Prudential Center

25 Lafayette St, Newark

Want to catch a game or sing along to your favorite artist? The Prudential Center is an amazing venue to see a sporting event or concert! The Prudential Center is easily accessible by care or train! Luckily the Prudential Center is easily accessible by train and car, with ample parking available. Home to the New Jersey Devils and the Seton Hall Pirates, there’s never sports lull during the winter season! Prudential Center also opened its GRAMMY Museum Experience where you can take a walk through an impressive timeline of GRAMMY winners, history and moments!

The Lakota Wolf Preserve 

89 Mt Pleasant Rd, Columbia

Walk on the wild side with The Lakota Wolf Preserve! Explore and learn about some of the world’s most amazing animals through their educational Wolf Watch tours where you will be surrounded by 4 different packs of wolves. The only way to see the wolves is to join a Wolf Watch tour which are offered twice per day, every day except Mondays. Wolf Watches begin at 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Registration begins 1/2 hour before tour start times. Each Wolf Watch tour is 60-75 -minutes long and tours cost $15 for adults and $7 for kids up to 11 years, old plus tax. They only accept cash and checks! Please call ahead during the winter season to assure the weather permits your visit!

New York

The Rink at Rockefeller Center

600 5th Ave, New York

Make some figure eights in the most famous ice skating location in NYC! The Rink at Rockefeller Center is an outdoor rink visited by people from all around the globe each winter. The rink is open daily with 8 sessions from 8:30am through midnight. The rates varied from $25 to $32 depending on standard, holiday or peak time, and $15 per child under 11 years of age. Skate rentals are $12.50. Want to step away from the traditional and touristy rinks? There are plenty other places to skate in New York as well as New Jersey!

Museum of Modern Art

11 W 53rd St, New York

Connecticut
 

Grace Farms

365 Lukes Wood Rd, New Canaan

Grace Farms is situated in the northeast corner of New Canaan, CT. The expansive 80-acre landscape is one of the last remaining large parcels of open space in Fairfield County, now made available to the public by Grace Farms Foundation. Explore Grace Farms, a welcoming new place for people to experience nature, encounter the arts, foster community, pursue justice, and explore faith, designed by the Pritzker Prize – winning architectural firm SANAA. Partake in a 90 minute tour around the beautifully designs area. Grace Farms also has a basketball court, library, dining area and stage area for events!

Pez Visitor Center

35 Prindle Hill Rd, Orange

Come see and experience the PEZ brand in person! See the largest, most comprehensive collection of PEZ memorabilia on public display in the world, PEZ motorcycle built by Orange County Choppers, the world’s largest PEZ dispenser, viewing area into our production area, PEZ trivia game, retail area, interactive historical time line and much more. Learn about the brand that has been inspiring and innovating since 1927!

The Board Room

514 Main Street, Middletown

Game lovers unite! The Board Room is Connecticut’s first board game cafe! With hundreds of new and classic board games in the store, a cafe with tasty snacks made to order, there’s something for everyone. For $5 a person you can channel your inner competitor and enjoy all sorts of games with your family or bond with the locals!

Connecticut Science Center 

250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford

With more than 165 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, the Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens, and adults. From physics to forensics, geology to astronomy, visitors have the sciences at their fingertips. The Science Center offers exciting tools to help educators and parents bring textbooks to life. Creating unforgettable experiences with science motivates students and visitors of all ages to enthusiastically embrace science at school, at home, and in their communities.

All of this fun can make someone hungry! There are plenty of places to eat to fill you up after the winter activities! Looking for more ways to have fun even after the holidays are over? There are several events and activities right here in Jersey City!

 

Public Schools in Jersey City

Public Schools in Jersey City 

 The Jersey City Public School system offers a diverse array of schools. They have fourteen elementary schools, thirteen grammar schools and four middle schools.
One of the biggest decisions you will make for your child is whether to go to public or private when it comes to school. Quality education goes a long way in helping your child grow into a life of happiness and success. In order to help you make the best decisions, we want you to be informed of all of your options. We’ve complied a list of our public schools and their administraive contacts here for your convinience.

Elementary Schools in Jersey City

FRANK R. CONWELL SCHOOL – PS 3
Principal Darren Mischel
Assistant Principal Dr. Vincent E. Castro
111 Bright Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Office-201-915-6100
Fax-201-413-5118
JOTHAM W. WAKEMAN SCHOOL – PS 6
Principal Nicholas A. Capodice
Assistant Principal Joseph Apruzzese
100 St. Paul’s Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Office-201-714-4310
Fax-201-659-5992
CHARLES E. TREFURT SCHOOL – PS 8
Principal Marisa Migliozzi
Assistant Principal Todd Bolsius
96 Franklin Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Office-201-714-4320
Fax-201-653-7274

OLLIE CULBRETH, JR. SCHOOL – PS 14
Principal Sharon Abbruscato
Assistant Principal Christopher DeNunzio
153 Union Street
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Office-201-915-6430
Fax-201-333-7255

WHITNEY M. YOUNG, JR. SCHOOL – PS 15
Principal Michelle West
Assistant Principal Frank Borroto
135 Stegman Street
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-369-3724
Fax-201-433-6939

CORNELIA F. BRADFORD SCHOOL – PS 16
Principal Terry Watkins-Williams
Anti-Bullying Specialist: Scott Sigler
96 Sussex Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Office-201-915-6450
Fax-201-915-0724

DR. MAYA ANGELOU –  PS 20
Principal Maritza Rodriguez-Dortrait
Assistant Principal – Wes Heinel
239 Ocean Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-369-2630

REVEREND DR. ERCEL F. WEBB SCHOOL – PS 22
Principal Oscar Velez
Assistant Principal Janine Anderson
264 Van Horne Street
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Office-201-915-6480
Fax-201-521-0909

NICOLAUS COPERNICUS SCHOOL – PS 25
Principal Diane Pistilli
Assistant Principal Dianne O’Connell
3385 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Office-201-714-4340
Fax-201-222-0949

GLADYS NUNERY SCHOOL – PS 29
Principal Cara Szeles
123 Claremont Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-915-6520
Fax-201-433-2920

ALEXANDER D. SULLIVAN SCHOOL – PS 30
Principal Joseph Cordero
Assistant Principal Martha Osei-Yaw
171 Seaview Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-915-6530
Fax-201-332-7147

ANTHONY J. INFANTE SCHOOL – PS 31
Principal Ann L. Beirne
3055 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Office-201-714-4370
Fax-201-659-7711

DR. PAUL RAFALIDES SCHOOL – PS 33
Principal Frank Piccillo
362 Union Street
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Office-201-915-6540
Fax-201-433-4232

GERARD J. DYNES – N.J. REGIONAL DAY SCHOOL
Principal Colleen Henry
425 Johnston Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Office-201-915-6165
Fax-201-433-4401

Public Schools in Jersey City
Grammar Schools:

DR. MICHAEL CONTI SCHOOL – PS 5
Principal John Rivero
Assistant Principal Alan LaMonica
182 Merseles Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Office-201-714-4300
Fax-201-659-5717

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. SCHOOL – PS 11
Principal Cleopatra Wingard
Assistant Principal Mary Truesdale
886 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Office-201-915-6521
Fax-201-418-8582

JULIA A. BARNES SCHOOL – PS 12
Principal Annie Graham
Assistant Principal Tom Macagnano
91 Astor Place
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Office-201-915-6420
Fax-201-333-7316

JOSEPH H. BRENSINGER SCHOOL – PS 17
Principal Robert Brower
Assistant Principal Margaret Critelli
600 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-915-6120
Fax-201-434-2824

MAHATMA K. GANDHI SCHOOL – PS 23 ANNEX
Principal Peter Mattaliano
Assistant Principal Cynthia Small
143 Romaine Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Office-201-915-6490
Fax-201-435-8514

CHAPLAIN CHARLES WATTERS SCHOOL – PS 24
Principal Rosalyn Barnes
Assistant Principal Aleya Shoieb
220 Virginia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Office-201-915-6510
Fax-201-433-3150

ALFRED E. ZAMPELLA SCHOOL – PS 27
Principal Dr. Joseph Galano
Assistant Principal Maryann McKenzie
201 North Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Office-201-714-4350
Fax-201-420-9082

CHRISTA MCAULIFFE SCHOOL – PS 28
Principal Dr. Janet I. Elder
Assistant Principal Gillian Matos
Assistant Principal Patrick Holness
Assistant Principal Gillian Matos
167 Hancock Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Office-201-714-4360
Fax-201-656-0225

PUBLIC SCHOOL NUMBER 34
Principal Shante Jones
Assistant Principal Paulette Bailey
1830 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-915-6550
Fax-201-915-6553

RAFAEL DE J. CORDERO SCHOOL – PS 37
Principal Marvin A. Strynar
Assistant Principal Sergio Cabrera
158 Erie Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Office- 201-714-4390
Fax- 201-222-9055

JAMES F. MURRAY SCHOOL – PS 38
Principal Sandra Jones
Assistant Principal Hani Ileya
Assistant Principal Kathy Brantley-Busby
339 Stegman Parkway
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-915-6620
Fax-201-333-6044

DR. CHARLES P. DEFUCCIO SCHOOL – PS 39
Principal Dawn Reynolds
Assistant Principal: Tyrone Bates
214 Plainfield Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Office-201-915-6560

MARTIN CENTER for the ARTS
Principal Glenda Jennings
Assistant Principal Robert O’Connor
59 Wilkinson Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-915-6590
Fax-201-915-6596

Public Schools in Jersey City

.Public Schools in Jersey City

Middle Schools in Jersey City

FRANK R. CONWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL – MS 4
Principal Joanna Veloz
Assistant Principal Lissa Santiago
Assistant Principal Troy Smith
107 Bright Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Office-201-946-5740
Fax-201-209-1293

FRANKLIN L. WILLIAMS SCHOOL – MS 7
Principal Edwin Rivera
Assistant Principal Dr. Marie Stringile
Assistant Principal Jaimie Barnaskas
222 Laidlaw Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Office-201-714-8343/8344
Fax-201-659-6457

EZRA L NOLAN SCHOOL – MS 40
Principal Francine Luce
88 Gates Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-915-6570
Fax-201-369-3749

ACADEMY I MIDDLE SCHOOL
Principal Grace Moriarty
209 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-915-6500
Fax-201-435-9224Public Schools in Jersey City

 

 

 

 

Make sure you also check out our blog about Public Schools In Jersey City – Student to Teacher ratios in the classroom!

 

 

 

 

15 Things To Do With Your Family On A Snow Day

Fun things to do in jersey city

Uh oh! The snow has finally arrived! Spending your entire day asleep in bed always sounds like a good idea, but sometimes that may be difficult when you have little ones who are off from school running around or dying of boredom. Turn your snow day from snoring and boring to fun and exciting! We’ve created a list of 15 Things To Do With Your Family On A Snow Day!

1. Binge watch a show or movie: 

There are plenty of family movies to watch on Hulu or Netflix. Pop some popcorn and get cozy under a warm blanket.

2. Warm up by getting down: Turn up the music and dance in your pajamas! Your little one might even teach you a new move or two.

3. Build a fort right in your living room or bed room: Get creative with the blankets, pillows and furniture in your house. Make sure your fort is stocked with lots of snacks!

4. Play a game: Test your vocabulary with Scrabble, challenge your mind with a memory game or run around playing duck duck goose! There are endless options for games that don’t require a television or controller. 

5. Clean the house: We know, we know! Cleaning the house is the last thing kids want to do but this is the perfect day for it! Clear out your closets, get rid of the clutter in those drawers. You might even come across some lost treasure!

6. Arts and crafts: We have tons of arts and craft on our Pinterest board. Check them out or come up with your own!

7. Neighborhood play date: Schedule a playdate with some of your neighbors. Make shifts so each family can have some quite time during the day.

8. Bake: Make some yummy treats to get rid of the winter weather blues! What about some cookies or muffins. Go the extra mile and decorate them!

9. Have a photoshoot: Who said Halloween costumes are only good for October? Dig up old hats, wigs, outfits and glasses and have a silly family photoshoot!

10. Call or visit the grandparents: We bet you’ll make happy everyone with this one!

11. Plan your next vacation: Days like these cause you to think about warmer weather. Browse through some travel sites and pick your next family getaway.

12. Shovel snow: This may not sound like the most fun activity, however it’s an amazing workout! You can also lend a helping hand to your neighbors.

13. Warm bubble bath for the little ones: Poet Sylvia Plath once said, “there must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” A bath is relaxing and it allows your little one to get in a little more playtime before bed.

14. Read a book or write: Maybe getting some free reading or creative writing will help make the snow day more enjoyable. Also, who doesn’t like a good bedtime story?

15. Play with the snow: Snow angles, snowmen and snowball fights are all awesome things to enjoy on a snow day! Make sure to bundle up!

There are many great snow related activities to take advantage of while enjoying quality time with your family and friends!

Fun things to do in jersey city

8 Places To Go Skiing in and Around New Jersey

Best places to go Skiing in New Jersey:

 Besides the benefits skiing has on your cardiovascular, muscle health and flexibility, it’s great fun to enjoy with your family! Before you plan your next ski trip take a look at our list of 8 Places to Go Skiing in and Around New Jersey!

New Jersey

Mountain Creek

200 NJ-94, Vernon Township

Phone: (973) 827-2000

Mountain Creek is located about 1.5 hour drive from downtown Jersey City and offers 167 acres of trails on four mountain peaks, 100% snowmaking coverage and full night skiing, the region’s highest skiable vertical and the is the only true All-Mountain Terrain Park south of Vermont. They offer golf, spa amenities, lodging, several restaurants, skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing and more! Season passes are available now and if you purchase them you receive tons of amazing perks! New to the slopes? No problem they offer lessons and a beginners guide to ensure your safety before, during and after skiing and snowboarding. Kids can get in on the action with Mountain Creek’s Kids Camp!

Campgaw Mountain

200 Campgaw Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430

Phone: (201) 327-7800

As New Jersey’s premier learn-to-ski/snowboard and tubing destination, Campgaw Mountain offers an alpine escape located about an hour away from Jersey City! This is a smaller mountain, but a great place to learn to ski or snowboard. Traditional sledding doesn’t make the cut compared to the thrilling fun you and your family will experience while snow tubing for $26! Campgaw Mountain offers daily group, private and semi private lessons for all ages starting at around $39.

New York

Thunder Ridge Ski Area

2319, 137 Birch Hill Rd, Patterson

Phone: (845) 878-4100

Located in the rolling hills of Patterson, New York, Thunder Ridge Ski Area is about a 2 hour minute drive from Jersey City.  With 22 trails, 3 chairlifts and 4 magic carpets, the ski are has slow and gentle slops to meet the needs of new skiers and snowboards to more advanced trails for those who are daring and adventurous. If you’re a frequent skier and snowboarder, the season pass is the best choice for you! The pass is currently being sold at a discount for $299 for adults, teens (ages 13-17) and kids (ages 6-12) until November 8th. Seniors ages 65-69 cost $229 while children ages 5 and under and super seniors cost $109! We’re all familiar with “woman crush Wednesday.” But what about “Wine & Women Wednesdays?” Every Wednesday from 10 AM – 5 PM gather up your gear and a group of your gal pals and head to the mountain for a day of frosty fun! Lifts, rentals and lessons are $30 each!


Hunter Mountain

64 Klein Ave, Hunter

Phone: (800) 486-8376

Hunter Mountain is one of the most popular NY ski destinations! Hunter is about a 2.5 hour drive from downtown Jersey City. Looking to stay they weekend or maybe a little longer? They offer on and off-site lodging options for you to choose from! There’s also a full-service spa open to the public. Hunter Mountain offers the largest snowtubing park in New York State including more than 20 chutes nearly 1,000 feet long, a mini tubing park for children, a snack bar, fire pit and more! Passes for the 2018-19 season are on sale now! Hunter Mountain is dedicated to making sure you and your loved ones get the most out of their experience. They offer classes of all types to all levels to ensure your safety. Hunter Mountain doesn’t just offer ski and snowboarding activities. This November, the resort tends to the yoga lovers with their Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival

Mount Peter

51 Old Mt Peter Rd, Warwick

Phone: (845) 986-4940

Mount Peter, which is located a little more than an hour from Jersey City, got its start in 1936 by Macy’s Department Store to display and sell their ski fashion. Their unique history is a perfect reason for Mount Peter to be on our list of 8 Places to Go Skiing in and Around New Jersey! The mountain, which started as a savvy marketing tool has grown to a winter wonderland offering 14 trails and 5 lifts. Mount Peter is known for many things such as their famous Free Beginner Ski and Snowboard School, suburb snowmaking and expert grooming, an awesome terrain park, their top-notch racing and development programs and the warm family atmosphere. Rates begin at about $54 for the full day for adults and $49 for children 6-11 years old. Prices and hours of operation are likely to change with the upcoming season so please check their website before you go!

Pennsylvania

Camelback Mountain

301 Resort Drive Tannersville
Phone: (570) 629-1661

The Poconos offers many fun ski resort options, including Camelback Mountain. It is about a 1.5 hour’s drive from downtown Jersey City and offers the biggest ski and snowboarding terrain (34 trails and 16 lifts) in the area. Last year Camelback Resort launched “Galactic Snowtubing” which now includes an after dark “Galactic” LED light show. This awesome snowtubing experience lands Camelback Mountain on our list of 8 Places To Go Skiing in and Around New Jersey! Snowtubing midweek tickets are$30 while weekend and holiday tickets sell for $35 and can only be purchased at the Camelback Snowtubing Park on the day of your visit. They offer several types of lesson packages and programs for children and adults

Great Wolf Lodge

1 Great Wolf Drive

Phone: (800) 768-9653

Great Wolf Lodge doesn’t offer on-site skiing, however, they are located very near to Camelback Mountain! The unique element to Great Wolf Lodge is their large indoor waterpark and multitude of children’s activities. Activities include arcades, a children’s spa, a kid-friendly mini bowling alley, kiddie movie theater, ropes course and many quest type activities, plus much more! Many people who ski at Camelback Mountain stay at Great Wold Lodge. Discover the perfect place to rest your head after all that fun with their numerous suite options!

Shawnee Mountain

401 Hollow Rd, East Stroudsburg

Phone: (570) 421-7231

Shawnee Mountain has a spot on our list of in our list of Best Places To Go Skiing in and Around New Jersey because it’s a great family destination for winter sports and it’s only a little over an hour’s drive from downtown Jersey City. They offer 23 trails, 8 lifts and 2 parks, plus snowtubing. Grab your season pass for non-stop winter fun for you and your family! Choose from several learning packages for all levels! Of course you’re going to want to ski and stay! Shawnee Mountains and their lodging partners have Ski & Stay packages to suit you whether you want to plan an exciting week of family fun or a romantic getaway for two, and everything in between! 

 

Ice Skating Rinks In and Around Jersey City

ICE SKATING RINKS IN AND AROUND JERSEY CITY

When it comes to looking for a cold weather activity that will suit the whole family, you might sometimes feel like you’re on thin ice. However, ice skating is a great way to get active and to bond with your family during the winter! We put together a list of Ice Skating Rinks in and Around Jersey City just for you!

New Jersey

Newport Skates

95 River Drive, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 626-7465

This rink is very close to Newport mall and it definitely one of the best Ice Skating Rinks in Jersey City. Admission is $7 and skate rentals are $6. Newport Residents and tenants get a discount of half price daily admission with proof of residential or employee ID card! Once you pay, you can skate all day, which is nice if you live locally or have kids that need a lot of time on the ice!

Pershing Field Ice Rink

807 Summit Avenue, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 547-4392

Pershing Field Ice Rink is a local favorite and is located in Jersey City Heights. They have a special admission fee of for Jersey City residents! $3 for adults, $2 for kids and $1 for senior citizens. If you don’t live in Jersey City it will be $5 for adults, $3 for children and $2 for senior citizens. They offer two types of skates, figure skates and hockey skates.

Korpi Ice Rink

669 Avenue A, Bayonne

Phone: (201) 858-5850

Located on the campus of Bayonne High School and the shores of the Newark Bay,  the Richard Korpi Ice Rink is a state of the art facility rivaling any multipurpose athletic complex in the area. The cost for non-residents is $10 per session and includes skate rental. Bayonne Residents are $3 for kids, $5 for adults and $4 for skate rentals. There is limited free public parking offered.

Richard J. Codey Arena at South Mountain

560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange

Phone: (973) 731-3828

This fantastic, recently renovated, indoor rink is only about a 30 minutes drive from downtown Jersey City. It boats two rinks, a skate rental area, food concession area, locker rooms and more! It is located not far from the Turtle Back Zoo. Public skating session hours vary, so be sure to check the calendar here. Rates are $9 for adults and $7 for children 16 and under. Skate rentals are $4. They offer skating lessons, hockey lessons and various programs, check their website for details. On-site parking is available.

The Town of Secaucus’ Ice Rink on Plaza Center Road

Buchmuller Park: 150 Plaza Center, Secaucus

Phone: (201) 330-0273

The Town of Secaucus’ Ice Rink on Plaza Center Road provides skating opportunities during open sessions, rentals, and for hockey leagues. The rink is typically open from October to April. The rink is also used for other activities in the off-season. Admission is $3 and skate rental is $2! Regular hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Saturday from 1:30 PM – 3:30 & 7:30 – 9:30 PM and Sundays 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM & 7:30 – 9:30 PM! Times are subject to change so just give them a call before you go!

Warinanco Sports Center

One Park Drive, Roselle

Phone: (908) 298-7849

The newly renovated Warinanco Sports Center, formally the seasonal skating rink, has expanded to a beautiful 11,000 square foot facility open to the public year round! The Center is located about 25 minutes from Jersey City and features brand-new event and meeting spaces, a pro shop, and is home to the Warinanco Café! In winter months, the skating rinks hosts nearly 50,000 guests and is perfect for date night, skating lessons, or to attend local high school hockey games. Children and seniors over 62 can skate for $5 while adults skate for $6. Rentals are $5!

New York

The Rink at Winter Village

Bryant Park, NYC

Phone: (212) 768-4242

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is Manhattan’s winter wonderland. Enjoy the Holiday Shops, The Lodge by Urbanspace, and The Rink, the centerpiece of Winter Village and New York City’s only free admission ice skating rink. The Rink and The Lodge are open 8 AM-10 PM daily through March 3, 2019. This 17,000 square foot rink features free admission ice skating, high quality rental skates, and free skating shows, special events, and activities. Admission is free and skate rentals are $20! Getting there is easy just take the Path to 33rd street and hop on the B, D, F, M, 7 Subway to 42nd Street.

The Rink at Rockefeller Center

600 5th Ave, New York

Phone: (212) 332-7654

Of course we had to add one of the most famous ice skating locations in NYC, this outdoor rink is visited by people from all around the globe each winter. In the heart of Midtown, steps from Times Square and the Theater District, The Rink at Rockefeller Center is a New York City tradition that everyone can enjoy. The rink is open daily with 8 sessions from 8:30am through midnight. The rates varied from $25 to $32 depending on standard, holiday or peak time, and $15 per child under 11 years of age. Skate rentals are $12.50.

Sky Rink

61 Chelsea Piers, New York

Phone: (212) 336.6100

Sky Rink is a year-round indoor ice rink since that has been around since 1969. This twin-rink facility, located on Pier 61 at Chelsea Piers, operates seven days a week, welcoming skaters of all ages and ability levels for general skating sessions, figure skating, ice hockey, league play, birthday parties, special events and more. Everyone can skate for $12 per person and skate rentals are $6! They also offer helmet rentals for $6!

 

The Rink at Brookfield Place

Three World Financial Center, 230 Vesey St, NYC

Phone: (347) 843-9503

Located on the Hudson River Waterfront, it is open from Monday – Friday from 1:00 PM to 8:30 PM, and on the weekends from from 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM. The rink offers programs such as Learn to Skate, Mommy/ Daddy & Me, Kick Ice Hockey Fitness and Corporate Skating Events. Single sessions of 90 minutes are $15 and skate rentals are $5.

Looking for more exciting winter-themed fun for  you and your family? We have so many options for you to choose from!