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WINTER VACATION ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES: ICE SKATING RINKS IN NASSAU COUNTY, LONG ISLAND

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by Kaitlin Ahern

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Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn

 

Surrounded by water, Long Island offers an abundance of ponds, canals and bays. Whether you live near Baxter Pond in Port Washington, Hall's Pond in West Hempstead, Cammanns Pond in Merrick, Lofts Pond in Baldwin, McDonald Pond in Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead, or the canals along the Great South Bay, there are plenty of opportunities to ice skate. Contact your local township for skating locations and to confirm safe skating conditions.

 

 

 

Public Rinks:

  • Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center at Bethpage Community Park, 1001 Stewart Avenue (at Cherry Avenue) in Bethpage, is an indoor, NHL-sized rink open year-round: Monday and Wednesday 4-6pm; Tuesday and Thursday 10am-12pm; Friday 4-6pm and 7-9pm; Saturday 1-3pm, 4-6pm, and 7-9pm; Sunday 1-3pm and 4-6pm. Extended hours February 13-20. Town of Oyster Bay residents: $5; $4 children 5-17; $3 seniors (60 and older), veterans, firefighters, and police. Non-residents: $8; $5 children 5-17; $4 seniors (60 and older), veterans, firefighters, and police. FREE children ages 4 and under. $3 skate rental. 516-433-7465; www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

  • Cantiague Park's indoor ice skating rink, at 480 West John Street in Hicksville, is open September-June for public skating: daily 1-3pm; additional sessions Friday 3:30-5:30pm, 8-10pm. Hours subject to change, call to confirm. $14; $10 children. With Leisure Pass (Nassau County residents): $7; $5 children; $4 seniors; FREE children 3 and under. $4 skate rental. 516-571-7056 or 516-571-7058.

 

  • Christopher Morley Park, 500 Searingtown Road, Roslyn, offers a 200 x 80-foot outdoor skating rink. Open through mid-March for public skating, lessons, and hockey teams. Open Monday-Thursday and Saturday-Sunday at 10:30am, 1:15pm and 4pm for two-hour sessions, as well as Friday at 4pm and 8:30pm for two-hour sessions. $14; $10 children. Skate rentals $5. 516-571-8113; www.nassaucountyny.org or www.skateny.com.

 

  • Freeport Recreation Center's indoor ice rink, at 130 E. Merrick Road in Freeport, is open during the winter months for public skating: Thursday 4-6pm; Friday 7:45-9:30pm; Saturday 1-2:30pm and 8-9:45pm (family skate session); Sunday 1:30-3pm and 3:15-4:45pm. Check website for school recess hours. Residents: $6; $5 children; $4 seniors/handicapped. Non-residents: $8; $6 children; $5 seniors/handicapped. $4 skate rental. 516-377-2311; www.freeportny.gov

 

  • The Grant Park outdoor ice skating rink, located at Broadway and Sheridan Avenue in Hewlett, is open through mid-March: Wednesday-Sunday 10am-12pm, 12:45-2:45pm, 3:30-5:30pm; additional session on Friday 8:30-10:30pm. $14, $10 children. With Leisure Pass: $7; $5 children 17 and under (children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult); $4 seniors. $5 skate rental. 516-571-7821; www.nassaucountyny.gov.

 

 

  • Iceland Ice Skating, home to the Metropolitan Figure Skating Club, offers public skating for all ages as well as skating and ice hockey lessons. Open Monday 12:30-2:15pm; Friday 12:45-2:45pm, 3:30-5:45pm, and 8:30-10:30pm (teen night with live DJ for ages 11 and up); Saturday 12-1:30pm (children's session for 10 and under), 1:45-4:15pm, 8:30-10pm; Sunday 11:30am-1pm (children's session for 10 and under) and 1:15-3:45pm. $7, $6 ages 10 and under. Skate rental $4. Parents can skate with children during children's session for $7. 3345 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park. 516-746-1100; www.icelandli.com.

 

  • The indoor City of Long Beach Ice Arena, at 150 West Bay Drive in Long Beach, is open year-round. Winter hours: Monday 9-11am and 3:30-5pm; Tuesday-Thursday 9-11am; Friday 9-11am, 1-3pm, and 7:30-9:30pm (Teen Nite); Saturday 2:30-4:30pm and 7:30-9:30pm (Family Nite); Sunday 2:30-4:30pm. Call or visit the website for holiday hours. $8; $6 children; $5 seniors. With Leisure Pass: $5; $3 children; $3 seniors. Economy passes available. $4 skate rental. 516-208-6136; www.longbeachny.org.

 

  • The outdoor Marjorie R. Post Community Park ice rink, at 451 Unqua Road (at Merrick Road) in Massapequa, will be open through the end of February this year: Wednesday 3:30-5:30pm; Friday 4-6pm and 7-9pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am-12pm, 1-3pm, 4-6pm, and 7-9pm (select Sundays). Open Martin Luther King Jr. Day 10am-12pm and 1-3pm. Open daily February 15-19: 10am-12pm, 1-3pm, 4-6pm, and 7-9pm. Admission per two-hour session: $4; $3 children 5-17; $1 senior citizens 60 and older, volunteer firefighters, and auxiliary police with identification; FREE children under 4. $3 skate rental. 516-797-7990; www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

  • Newbridge Arena, at 2600 Newbridge Road in Bellmore, is open year-round for public skating: Thursday 8-10am; Friday 9:45-11:45am, 1:45-3:45pm, 4-6pm, 8:30-10:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 12:30-2:30pm. Call or see website for holiday hours. $7.50; $6.50 Town of Hempstead residents; $5.50 Town of Hempstead Park District residents (proof of residency required); $3.25 resident seniors, firefighters, police officers, handicapped individuals, volunteer ambulance members, and military members; $3.75 non-resident seniors; FREE children under 5 on Mondays and Fridays until 6pm (with paid adult). $3.50 skate rental. 516-783-6181; www.newbridgearena.com.

 

  • Port Washington Skating Center, at 70 Seaview Boulevard in Port Washington. $7 admission; $4 skate rental. Winter public skate schedule (through March 1): Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 12-2:30pm; Thursday and Friday 12-4pm; Saturday and Sunday 2:15-3:45pm. Open Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1-4pm; see website for special Presidents' Week hours (February 13-21). 516-484-6800; www.pwskating.com.

 

  • Reckson Plaza Ice Skating Rink (formerly DeMatteis Pavilion Ice Rink), at 1 RexCorp Plaza in Uniondale, is an outdoor rink open till January 3. Call for holiday hours. $8; $5 children under 10. $4 skate rental. 516-357-0049.

 

  • Parkwood Sports Complex's Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink, at 65 Arrandale Avenue in Great Neck, is an indoor rink open through May: Monday-Thursday 10am-12pm and 12:30-2:30pm; Wednesday 3:30-5:30pm and 8:30-10pm; Friday 3:30-5:30pm and 8-10pm; Saturday 2:30-4:30pm; Sunday 12:15-2:15pm, 2:30-4:30pm, and 7-8:45pm. Great Neck Park District residents: $7; $5 children and seniors. Non-residents: $10; $6 children. $3.50 skate rental. 516-487-2975 ext. 3.

 

  • The outdoor Syosset-Woodbury Community Park ice rink, at 7800 Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury, will be open through the end of February: Wednesday 3:30-5:30pm; Friday 4-6pm and 7-9pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am-12pm, 1-3pm, 4-6pm, and 7-9pm (select Sundays). Open Martin Luther King Jr. Day 10am-12pm and 1-3pm. Open daily February 15-19: 10am-12pm, 1-3pm, 4-6pm, and 7-9pm. Admission per two-hour session: $4; $3 children 5-17; $1 senior citizens 60 and older, volunteer firefighters, and auxiliary police with identification; FREE children under 4. $3 skate rental. 516-677-5990; www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

 

Also see our Round Up of Rinks in Manhattan.



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