Things to do Winter

Ice Skating Rinks In and Around Jersey City

Written by Bianca kirschner


When 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 bond with your family during the winter! We just put together a list of Ice Skating Rinks in and Around Jersey City for you! In case you get hungry after, check out these yummy food options. From burgers to vegan options, there is something for everyone.

New Jersey

Newport Skates

95 River Drive, Jersey City
Phone: (201) 626-7465

This rink is very close to Newport mall, one of the best Ice Skating Rinks in Jersey City. Admission is $8, and skate rentals are $7. 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! Face masks will be required, and tickets have to be pre-purchased.

Pershing Field Ice Rink/The Charlie Heger Ice Skating Rink(Opening Soon)

807 Summit Avenue, Jersey City
Phone: (201) 547-4392

Pershing Field Ice Rink is a local favorite located in Jersey City Heights. They have a unique admission fee 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 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. In addition, 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 boasts two rinks, a skate rental area, a food concession area, locker rooms, and more! It is located not far from the Turtle Back Zoo. Public skating session hours vary, so 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 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, Saturdays 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 call them 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 25 minutes from Jersey City and features brand-new event and meeting spaces, a pro shop, and the Warinanco Café! The skating rinks host nearly 50,000 guests in the winter and are perfect for date nights, skating lessons, or attending 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, free skating shows, special events, and activities. Getting it is easy. Just take the Path to 33rd street and hop on the B, D, F, M, and 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 around the globe each winter. Opening on November 21, 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 eight sessions from 8:30 am through midnight. The rates varied from $25 to $32 depending on standard, holiday, 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 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, the rink is open from Monday – Friday from 1:00 pm to 8:30 pm and on the weekends from from10:00 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.

PS for when you go:

  • Bring your little one’s bike/scooter helmet. I didn’t realize this one until we were there. Many of these places offer helmet rentals, but if you have one, bring one!
  • Dress appropriately! Some of these rinks are outdoors or partially covered, so it’s cold there! Dress little ones in a snowsuit with layers. If they fall on the ice (which they do a lot), they will get wet, so snow pants are best. But, don’t forget about you. Try double socks to keep your feet warm in the rental skates.
  • Leave your bag at home or in the car. I know this one seems obvious, but I found myself at the ice skating rink with a backpack and nowhere to leave it. Try just taking the essentials in your pockets or locking your bag in the trunk of your car while skating.

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

Updated November 17th, 2022

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