UPDATED OCTOBER 2015: Looking for a great place to ice skate with your kids? We've rounded up indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks in the New York City area, including NYC, Long Island, and the suburbs. Head to an outdoor ice rink in the winter months, or enjoy indoor ice skating year-round. Whatever the season, you'll find complete details on each rink's location, cost, and public skating hours in our guide.
Skating dates are projected and may change pending weather conditions. We recommend calling ahead to confirm skating hours before visiting any of these locations.
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NEW YORK CITY ICE SKATING RINKS
BROOKLYN OUTDOOR RINKS
171 East Drive, Southeastern Prospect Park
Hours: Oct. 30-March 2016: Hours not available at press time. Call for updated schedule.
Price: Prices were not available at press time. Call for updated information.
BROOKLYN INDOOR RINKS
Aviator Sports and Event Center
Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Marine Park/Mill Basin
Hours: Daily, year-round: Monday and Tuesday, 11am-4:40pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 11am-3:45pm; Friday, 11am-4:15pm and 7:30-11pm; Saturday, 1:45-5:50pm and 7:30-11pm; Sunday, 12:15-3:15pm and 3:30-6:30pm. Call for holiday schedule.
Price: Adults, $11; children, $9; $5 skate rental. Members: $10 adult, $7.20 children younger than 11. Free lockers; bring your own lock.
Steeplechase Figure Skating at Abe Stark Rink
Abe Stark Rink, Coney Island Boardwalk, Broadway and West 19th Street, Coney Island
718-253-8919 or 718-946-6536
Hours: Opens Oct. 31 (check website for close date): Saturday and Sunday 1pm-3:30pm.
Price: $10. $5 skate rental.
Persons younger than 18 must have written consent form signed by parent or guardian. Agreement forms are available at the rink and a parent must sign the form in the presence of a rink employee or the parent’s signature must be notarized. All information is subject to change.
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MANHATTAN OUTDOOR RINKS
Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
40th-42nd streets between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown
Hours: Oct. 30-March 6, 2016: Monday-Sunday, 8am-10pm.
Price: Free to skate.
Skate Rentals: Oct. 30-Nov. 19: $15; Nov. 20-Jan. 3, 2016: $20; Jan. 4, 2016-March 6, 2016: $15.
Lasker Skating Rink
North end of Central Park, near 110th Street and Lenox Avenue, Harlem
Hours: Oct. 31, weather permitting, through the end of March: Monday-Thursday, 10am-4pm; Friday, 10am-4:50pm and 6-11pm; Saturday, 1-11pm; Sunday, 12:30-4:30pm.
Price: $7.50; $2.25 seniors; $4 children ages 12 and younger. $6.50 skate rental.
The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th streets, Rockefeller Center
212-332-7654 or 212-332-7655 for reservations
Hours: Oct. 10-April 2016. Daily: 8:30-12am, with occasional half-hour cleaning sessions throughout the day. Group rates and skate lessons available.
Price: $25-32. $15 children younger than 11 and seniors. $12 skate rental.
Riverbank State Park
679 Riverside Drive, Hamilton Heights
Hours: Opens Nov. 7. Fridays, 6-9pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 2-5pm and 6-9pm.
Admission: $5; $3 children. Skate rental: $6.
Central Park (enter at 59th Street and Sixth Avenue)
Hours: Oct. 24, weather permitting, through early April 2016. The rink opens daily at 10am and closes at the following times: Monday-Tuesday at 2:30pm; Wednesday-Thursday at 10pm; Friday-Saturday at 11pm; Sunday at 9pm.
Price: Monday-Thursday: $11.25; $6 children ages 11 and younger. Friday-Sunday: $18; $6 children ages 11 and younger. $8 skate rentals. No credit cards.
The Rink at Brookfield Place
230 Vesey Street, Upper plaza between the Winter Garden and the North Cove Marina
Hours: Opens Nov. 14. Weekdays 1pm - 8:30pm; Weekends 10am - 10pm.
Price: $15 single session (90 mins); $200 Individual Season Pass; $500 Family of 3 season pass.$5 skate rental.
MANHATTAN INDOOR RINKS
Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers
Chelsea Piers, West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park, Chelsea
Hours: Sept. 14-Dec. 20: Monday, 1:30-5pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 3-5pm; Friday, 1:30-5:20pm; Saturday-Sunday, 1-3:50pm.
Price: $10. $5 skate rental; $4.25 helmet rental.
Speed skates, double-bladed skates, cellphones, bags, music devices, and cameras are not permitted on the ice.
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QUEENS INDOOR RINKS
City Ice Pavilion
47-32 32nd Place (between 47th and 48th avenues), Long Island City
Hours: Year-round: Wednesday, 12-3:50pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12-2:20pm.
Price: $6 Wednesday; $9 weekends and holidays. $5 skate rental; $2 helmet rental.
World Ice Arena
131-35 Avery Ave., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing
Hours: Year-round: Aug. 17-July 3, 2016: Monday-Friday, 9am-5:15pm; Friday, 7-9:50pm; Saturday, 12-4:45pm and 8-9:50pm; Sunday, 12-4:45pm. Opens at 11am on summer weekdays.
Price: $6 weekdays; $9 weekends (starting Friday at 7pm) and holidays, including school vacation weeks. $5 skate rental.
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STATEN ISLAND OUTDOOR RINKS
Staten Island War Memorial Ice Skating Rink
Clove Lakes Park, Victory Boulevard (west of Clove Road) 718-720-1010 or 718-720-1014
Hours: Oct. 25-March 29, 2016: Friday, 4-10:30pm; Saturday, 12-4:30pm and 7-10:30pm; Sunday, 12-7pm. Holiday hours: 12-4pm; Christmas recess: 12-5pm and 7-10:30pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day. Open Black Friday 12-10:30pm.
Price: $10, $5 skate rental.
STATEN ISLAND INDOOR RINKS
Staten Island Skating Pavilion Ice Skating Rink
3080 Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island
Hours: Open year-round (including all holidays): Friday, 8-11pm; Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm and 7:30-9:30pm; Sunday, 2-3:50pm. Check website for holiday schedule.
Price: $11; $10 children. $5 skate rental. Group rates available.
LONG ISLAND ICE SKATING RINKS
NASSAU COUNTY OUTDOOR RINKS
Grant Park Skating Rink
Broadway and Sheridan Avenue, Hewlett
Hours: November through mid-March: Wednesday-Thursday, 10:30am-12:30pm, 4:30-6:30pm, and 7-9pm; Saturday, 12-2pm, 3-5pm, and 7-9pm; Sunday, 10:30am-12:30pm, 1:15-3:15pm, and 4-6pm.
Price: $20; $14 children. With Leisure Pass: $7; $5 children (children ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult); $4 seniors. $5 skate rental.
Marjorie R. Post Community Park Ice Rink
451 Unqua Road (at Merrick Road), Massapequa
Hours: Opens Friday Nov. 27. Updated hours were not available at press time; call or check the website for updates.
Price: Admission per 2-hour session. Residents: $5; $4 children ages 5-17; $2 children ages 2-4 and seniors ages 60 and older. Non-residents: $8; $7 children ages 5-17; $2 children ages 2-4 and seniors ages 60 and older. $3 skate rental.
Syosset-Woodbury Community Park Ice Rink
7800 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
Hours: Opens Friday Nov. 27 for the season. Skating hours were not available at press time; call or check the website for updates.
Price: Admission per 2-hour session. Residents: $5; $4 children ages 5-17; $2 children ages 2-4 and seniors ages 60 and older. Non-residents: $8; $7 children ages 5-17; $2 children ages 2-4 and seniors. $3 skate rental.
NASSAU COUNTY INDOOR RINKS
Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink/Parkwood Ice Skating Rink
Parkwood Sports Complex, 65 Arrandale Ave., Great Neck
Hours: September–May: Monday, 12:30-2:30pm; Tuesday, 10am-12pm and 12:30-2:30pm; Wednesday, 10am-12pm, 12:30-2:30pm, 3-5pm, and 8:30-10:30pm; Thursday, 10am-12pm and 12:30-2:30pm; Friday, 12:30-3:15pm, 3:30-5:30pm, and 8-10pm (Teen Night); Saturday, 3-5:30pm, 8-10pm; Sunday, 9:30-11:30am, 2-4pm, 7:30-9:30pm (18-years and older).
Price: Residents or customers with Park Card: $7; $5 children and seniors. Non-residents or customers without Park Card: $10; $7 children. $3.50 skate rental.
Cantiague Park Ice Skating Rink
480 W. John St., Hicksville
516-571-7056 or 516-571-7058
Hours: September–June: 1-3pm daily; additional sessions on Fridays, 3:30-5:30pm and 9-11pm. Hours vary by month; call to confirm.
Price: $20 for non-resident adults; $14 for non-resident children (with accompanying adult). $7 for resident adults; $5 for resident children. With Leisure Pass: $7; $5 children ages 12 and younger with adult; $4 seniors, veterans, disabled, and civil volunteers; free for children ages 3 and younger with paying adult. $5 skate rental.
Freeport Recreation Center
130 E. Merrick Road, Freeport
Hours: Oct. 22-March 26, 2016 for public skating: Thursday, 4-6pm; Friday, 7:45-9:30pm; Saturday, 1-3pm; Sunday, 1:30-3pm and 3:15-4:45pm. Check the website for school recess hours.
Price: Residents: $6; $5 children; $4 seniors and handicapped. Non-residents: $8; $6 children; $5 seniors and handicapped. $4 skate rental.
Iceland Ice Skating
3345 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park
Hours: Year-round: Friday, 3:30-5:30pm and 8:30-10:30pm (Teen Night for ages 11 and older only); Saturday, 12-2pm, all ages; Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm (children’s session for ages 10 and younger only) and 1-3pm, all ages.
Price: $9; $7 ages 9 and younger; $10 for Teen Night admission. $5 skate rental. Children’s session: $8 parents; $7 children. Prices and times are subject to change.
2600 Newbridge Road, Bellmore
Hours: Open year-round; Sept. 9- March 31, 2016: Wednesday, 4:15-6:15pm; Thursday, 8-10am; Friday, 8:30-10:30am, 4:30-6:30pm, and 8:30-10:30pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12:30-2:30pm and 2:45-4:45pm. Call or check the website for holiday hours and April–August hours.
Price: Wednesday-Friday before 6pm, excluding holidays: $6; $4 Town of Hempstead residents; $3 resident seniors; $5 Non-resident seniors. Nights, weekends, and holidays: $9; $7 Town of Hempstead residents; $6 fire, police, ambulance, and military personnel; free for children younger than 5 on Mondays and Fridays until 6pm (with paid adult). $4 skate rental.
Port Washington Skating Center
70 Seaview Blvd., Port Washington
Hours: Open year-round: Schedule through November: Monday-Thursday, 1-4pm, Friday, 1-2:30pm; Saturday-Sunday, 2:15-3:45pm. Hours subject to change in December. See website for more information and special holiday hours. Skating and hockey instruction are offered for children.
Price: $8. $4 skate rental.
Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center
Bethpage Community Park, 1001 Stewart Ave. (at Cherry Avenue), Bethpage
Hours: Sept. 8-April 10, 2016: Monday, 4-6pm; Tuesday, 10am-12pm; Wednesday, 4-6pm; Thursday, 10am-12pm; Friday, 4-6pm and 8-10pm; Saturday-Sunday, 1-3pm and 3:30-5:30pm. Schedule is subject to change.
Price: Town of Oyster Bay residents: $6; $3 children ages 2-4; $5 children ages 5-17; $4 seniors ages 60 and older, veterans, and firefighters. $4 skate rental. Freestyle sessions: $12; $10 children ages 5-7. Non-residents: $10; $4 children ages 2-4; $8 children ages 5-17; $5 seniors ages 60 and older, veterans, and volunteer firefighters. $4 skate rental.
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SUFFOLK COUNTY OUTDOOR RINKS
Mitchell Park Ice Rink
Mitchell Park on Front Street, Greenport
Hours: Opening date TBA; weather permitting: Monday, 3-5pm; Tuesday-Friday, 3-5pm; Saturday, 11am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm. Holiday hours vary. Open for all Greenport school holidays from 11am-5pm.
Price: Weekdays: $5; $3 children and seniors. Weekends and school holidays: $10; $7 children and seniors. Season passes and youth group discounts available. $5 skate rental. Prices subject to change.
The Rinx at Harborfront Park
Port Jefferson Village Center, 101-A E. Broadway, Port Jefferson
Hours: Nov. 27 through mid-March. Schedule could not be confirmed at time of press. Call or check online for details.
Price: Weekdays: $9.50 ($11 Friday and Saturday night); $7 children ages 11 and younger; $4.50 seniors. Weekends and school holidays: $10.50; $8 children ages 11 and younger; $5.50 seniors. $5 skate rental.
Tanger Outlets the Arches
152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park
Hours: Nov. 22-March. Monday-Thursday, 3-9pm; Friday, 3-10pm; Saturday, 11am-10pm; Sunday, 11am-9pm. Hours are subject to change due to weather.
Price: $10; free, children younger than 5. $4 skate rental.
SUFFOLK COUNTY INDOOR RINKS
Dix Hills Ice Rink
575 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills
Hours: Open year-round: Labor Day-Memorial Day schedule: Monday-Friday, 10am-12pm; Monday, 12:15-2:15; Thursday, 3:45-5:45pm; Friday, 12:15-2:15pm, 3:45-5:45pm, and 8:15-10:15pm (DJ night); Saturday, 11:30am-1:30pm and 2-4pm; Sunday, 11:30am-1:30pm and 2-4pm.
Price: $12; $9 children, teens, and seniors. With Rec Card: $7.50 adult; $6 children; $5 seniors. $4 skate rental.
660 Terry Road, Hauppauge
Hours: Year-round: Monday-Friday, 12:30-2:30pm; Tuesday-Friday, 4-5:45pm; Friday, 8:15-10:15pm (Rock & Roll Night); Saturday-Sunday, 11am-3pm. On holiday and school vacation days, call for additional public admission times.
Price: Weekdays: $10.50 ($13 on Friday nights); $8 children ages 11 and younger; $4.50 seniors. Weekends and school holidays: $11.50; $9 children ages 11 and younger; $5.50 seniors. Islip residents receive $1 off adult admission with recreation card. $5.50 skate rental.
Superior Ice Rink
270 Indian Head Road, Kings Park
Hours: Year-round: Wednesday, 12:30-2:30pm and 4:30-6pm; Friday, 8:30-10:30pm (with DJ); Saturday-Sunday, 12:30-2:30pm.
Price: $9 adults; $7 children ages 11 and younger; $5 seniors and children ages 3 and younger. $11 Friday night DJ skate admission. $4 skate rental.
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NYC SUBURBS' ICE SKATING RINKS
ROCKLAND COUNTY OUTDOOR RINKS
Bear Mountain State Park Ice Rink
Palisades Parkway/Route 9W North, Bear Mountain
Hours: Scheduled to open Saturday, Oct. 31. Monday-Tuesday 10-11:30am and 12-1:30pm; Friday 8-9:30pm; Saturday-Sunday 10-11:30am, 12-1:30pm, 2-3:30pm, 4-5:30pm, 6-7:30pm, and 8-9:30pm (last session is on Saturdays only; no 8pm on Sundays). See website for additional holiday schedule information.
Price: $5; $4 children ages 4-11; $2 non-skaters and seniors; free for children ages 3 and younger. $4 skate rental. $5 skate sharpening. $8 parking on weekends and holidays.
ROCKLAND COUNTY INDOOR RINKS
Palisades Center Ice Rink
4900 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
Hours: Daily, year-round. Call or check the website for public skating times.
Price: $9; $7 seniors and children younger than 10. $4 skate rental. Ten-visit punch cards and season passes available.
20 College Road, Monsey
Hours: Wednesday skate sessions: Sept. 2-Nov. 4: 3:30-5pm; Nov.11-March 2, 2016: 4:10-5:10pm. Saturday skate sessions:
Oct. 31-April 23, 2016: 9-11pm. Sunday skate sessions: Oct. 25-June 19, 2016: 2:55-4:30pm. Times subject to change; call to verify.
Price: $6.50 Wednesdays; $8.50 weekends; $9 holidays. $3 skate rental.
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY OUTDOOR RINKS
Ebersole Ice Rink
Delfino Park, 110 Lake St., White Plains
914-422-1390 or 914-422-1348
Hours: Wednesday, 12-2pm; Thursday, 12-2pm; Friday, 3-5pm and 8-10pm; Saturday, 1:15-4:30pm and 8:30-10:15pm (adults only); Sunday, 1-5pm.
Price: $5 skate rental. General Admission: $10 adults; $8 children 18 years and younger; $5 seniors.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY INDOOR RINKS
EJ Murray Memorial Skating Center: Ice Skating Rink
348 Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-12pm; Friday, 10am-12pm and 8-10pm; Saturday, 11am-1pm, 2-4pm, and 8-10pm; Sunday, 11am-1pm, 2-4pm, and 5:20-7:20pm. Extended hours during holiday periods; call for schedule.
Price: $8. $4 skate rental, $1.50 chaperone.
Hommocks Park Ice Rink
Boston Post Road-Weaver Street, Larchmont
Hours: Oct. 1-June, 2016: Monday, 12:30-2:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 1-5:15pm; Friday, 1-5:15pm and 7:15-9:15pm; Saturday, 1-5:15pm; Sunday, 11am-5:15pm (During October the Sunday Public Sessions end at 4pm). See website for special holiday weekday schedule.
Price: $8.50; $7.50 children younger than 12; $6.50 seniors. $4.50 skate rental. Discount with resident ID card (and Discount Cards for 12 sessions) and season passes available.
The Ice Hutch
655 Garden Ave., Mount Vernon
914-699-6787 or 914-668-1165
Hours: Year-round. Call for weekly schedule. Sept.-Oct. 31: Tuesday, 3-5pm and Saturday, 1-2:30pm. Schedule updated 2 months in advance; November and December schedule available end of October.
Price: $8 adults and children; $5 seniors. $4 skate rental.
PlayLand Ice Casino
100 Playland Parkway, Rye
Hours: Year round, seven days per week, with extended holiday hours. Call or check website for daily schedule.
Price: $9.75 adults ($8.75 club members); $7.75 ($6.75 club members) children 10 and under; $5.75 ($4.75 club members) seniors and children 3 and under; $4.25 skate rental.
Westchester Skating Academy
91 Fairview Park Drive, Elmsford
Hours: Year-round: Monday, 11:40am-1:10pm and 1:30-4:30pm; Tuesday, 9:30-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm (Mondays and Tuesdays are subject to change during the winter season); Wednesday, 9:30am-11:30am, 11:40am-1:10pm, and 1:30-4:30pm; Thursday, 9:30-11:30am; Friday, 9:30-11:30am, 11:40am-1:20pm, 1:30-4:30pm, and 7:30-10pm; Saturday-Sunday, 1:30-4pm. Extended hours during holiday periods. Hours subject to change. Check website.
Price: $11; $10 children ages 4-10; $6.25 seniors and children ages 3 and younger. $4.50 skate rental.
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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT INDOOR RINKS
Chelsea Piers Connecticut
1 Blachley Road, Stamford, CT 06906
Hours: Year-round, daily times vary, check website for details.
Price: Session prices range from $5 - $10, skate and helmet rental prices range from $2 - $4 depending on member or non-member status.
Danbury Ice Arena
1 Independence Way, Danbury
Hours: Year-round: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 11am-2pm; Wednesday, 11am-2pm; Friday, 11am-2pm and DJ Teen Night for ages 13 and older, 8:30-10:30pm; Saturday, 1:10-3:10pm; Sunday, 2:30-4:30pm. Schedule is subject to change, please check website.
Price: $8; $6 seniors and children ages 12 and younger. $4 skate rental; $4 helmet rental. DJ Skate on Fridays: $10
Darien Ice Rink
55 Old Kings Highway N., Darien
Hours: Year-round: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9:50-11:50am and 12-2pm; Wednesday and Friday, 12-2pm; Sunday, 1-2:50pm. Schedule subject to change.
Price: $7; $6 children. $5 seniors. $4 skate rental.
Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink
Sue Merz Way off Sherman Avenue, Greenwich
Hours: Public skating opens Oct. 13. Monday, 12-1:30pm; Tuesday, 12-1:30pm, 6:30-7:45pm, and adults-only skate 7:45-9pm; Wednesday, 12-1:30pm and 3:30-5pm; Thursday, 12-1:30pm; Friday, 12-1:30pm, 3:30-5pm, and 7:30-9pm; Saturday-Sunday, 2-4pm.
Price: Proof of Greenwich residency is required for admission. A Greenwich resident may bring a non-resident as a guest. $8/$10 guest; $6 children ages 5-15/$8 guest; free for ages 65 and older ($8 guest) and children younger than 4.
Fairfield Ice Academy
85 Mill Plain Road (Building J), Fairfield
Hours: Year-round. Hours vary, check the website.
Price: $7. $5 skate rental; $5 helmet rental. $10 Friday night teen disco 7:45pm.
Sports Center of Connecticut
784 River Road, Shelton
Hours: Year-round: Hours vary, check the website.
Price: $11; $9 children ages 12 and younger. $6 skate rental. $7 skate aids for children ages 6 and younger ($5 deposit required)
Stamford Twin Rinks
1063 Hope St., Stamford
203-968-9000 or 203-321-1516
Hours: Year-round: Monday, 9am-1:45pm; Tuesday, 10:30am-1:45pm; Wednesday, 9am-1:30pm; Thursday, 9-11:45am; Friday, 9am-1:45pm and 8-10pm; Saturday, 12-1:30pm; Sunday, 12-1:30pm.
Price: $9; $10 Friday night skating. $4.50 skate rental. Preferred customer discount cards available.
Terry Conners Ice Rink
Cove Island Park, 1125 Cove Road, Stamford
Hours: Year-round: Monday and Wednesday, 10am-2:20pm; Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11:20am-2:20pm; Saturday, 12:30-2pm; Sunday, 12:20-1:50pm. Check website for changes to the schedule.
Price: $8; $6 children and students 18 and younger; free for seniors. $4 skate rental. $4 training aids. Multi-use discount card available for residents only.
Winter Garden Ice Arena
111 Prospect Ridge, Ridgefield
Hours: September through May: Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm. Starting Thanksgiving Sundays, 2:20-3:30pm.
Price: $8; $5 children; free for children younger than 3. $4 skate rental; $5 helmet rental.
Wonderland of Ice
123 Glenwood Ave., Bridgeport
Hours: Year-round: Monday-Friday, 11am-2:30pm; Friday, 7:30-9pm; Saturday, 2:30-4:30pm; Sunday, 2-4pm. Schedule is subject to change. See website for monthly updates.
Price: $7; $5 children ages 12 and younger. $5 skate rental; $5 helmet rental.
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