Things to do Winter

Ice Skating Rinks In and Around Jersey City

Written by Bianca kirschner

Ice Skating Rinks In and Around Jersey City

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.

PS for when you go:

– Bring your little one’s bike/scooter helmet. 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. We know this one seems obvious, but we found ourselves 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.

Newport Skates

95 River Drive, Jersey City, NJ, 07302

Newport Skates is a rink very close to Newport Mall, one of the best Ice Skating Rinks in Jersey City. Tickets are only available for digital purchase and must be purchased before you visit. Newport Residents are eligible for a discount, which can be purchased on-site. Skate rentals are available and can be purchased online with your admission ticket.

Pershing Field Ice Rink/The Charlie Heger Ice Skating Rink – TEMPORARILY CLOSED

807 Summit Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07307

Pershing Field Ice Rink is a local favorite located in Jersey City Heights. They have a unique admission fee for Jersey City residents! But if you don’t live in Jersey City, you can still enjoy the rink at a different rate. They offer two types of skates, figure skates, and hockey skates.

Korpi Ice Rink

W 28th St, Bayonne, NJ, 07002

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. Bayonne Residents enjoy a special fee. In addition, there is limited free public parking offered.

Richard J. Codey Arena

560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ, 07052

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. They offer skating lessons, hockey lessons, and various programs; check their website for details. On-site parking is available.

Secaucus’ Ice Rink

Buchmuller Park: 150 Plaza Center, Secaucus, NJ, 07094

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.  Times are subject to change, so call them before you go!

Warinanco Sports Center

One Park Drive, Roselle, NJ, 07203

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.

The Rink

1 American Dream Wy, East Rutherford, NJ 07073

The Rink at American Dream offers activities for the whole family such as open skating, hockey tournaments, private events, and more. Get tickets here.

The Rink at Winter Village

Bryant Park, New York, NY

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.  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, NY

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.

Sky Rink

61 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY

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.

The Rink at Brookfield Place

Three World Financial Center, 230 Vesey St, New York, NY

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.

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 December 19th 2023

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