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.
This guide was updated on December 3, 2012 to reflect rink closures and re-openings after Hurricane Sandy.
Skating dates are projected and may change pending weather conditions. We recommend calling ahead to confirm skating hours before visiting any of these locations.
NEW YORK CITY
Bronx - Indoor Rinks
Van Cortlandt Park Ice Skating Rink
Broadway and 242nd Street, Bronx
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12-8pm; Friday-Saturday 12-10pm
Price: $5 weekdays; $8 weekends; $5 skate rental
Brooklyn - Indoor Rinks
Abe Stark Rink
Coney Island Boardwalk, Broadway and W. 19th Street, Coney Island
718-946-6536 or 718-946-3135
All skaters at this indoor rink must sign a Risk of Ice Skating/Hockey Activity Agreement. Children (younger than 18) must have a written consent form signed by a parent or guardian. Agreement forms are available at the rink. A parent must sign the agreement form in the presence of a rink employee or parent’s signature must be notarized.
Hours: Open weekends and holidays, 1-4pm, Oct. 8 through March 25. Hours are subject to change; call ahead before visiting.
Price: $8. $5 skate rental.
Aviator Sports and Event Center
Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Avenue, Marine Park/Mill Basin
Hours: Open daily, year-round, for public skating. Monday 11am-4:50pm; Tuesday 11am-4:20pm; Wednesday-Thursday 11am-3:50pm; Friday 11am-4:30pm and 7-11pm; Saturday 1:45-5:50pm and 7:30-11pm; Sunday 12-3pm and 3:30-6:30pm. Call for holiday schedule.
Price: $8; $6 children. $5 skate rental.
Manhatttan - Outdoor Rinks
Citi Pond at Bryant Park
40th-42nd Streets between 5th and 6th Avenues
Hours: Open Oct. 26 through March 3. Sunday-Thursday 8am-10pm; Friday-Saturday 8am-midnight.
Price: FREE. $14 skate rental.
Lasker Skating Rink
North end of Central Park, near 110th Street and Lenox Avenue, Harlem
Hours: Open Monday and Wednesday-Thursday 10am-3:45pm; Tuesday 10am-3:30pm and 8-10pm; Friday 10am-5:15pm and 7-11pm; Saturday 1-11pm; Sunday 12:30-4:30pm.
Price: $7; $4 children. $6 skate rental.
The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets, Rockefeller Center
Hours: Open daily; Oct. 13 – Nov. 8: 8:30am-midnight, with occasional half-hour cleaning sessions throughout the day; Nov. 9 – April: 7am-midnight, with occasional half-hour cleaning sessions throughout the day.
Price: Prices vary; call or go online.
Riverbank State Park
679 Riverside Drive, Hamilton Heights
Hours: Open early November through March (weather permitting). Friday 6-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 1-4pm and 6-9pm.
Price: $5; $3 children 12 and younger. $6 skate rental.
Central Park (enter at 59th Street and Sixth Avenue)
Hours: Open late October through early April (weather permitting). 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: $10.75; $5.75 children ages 11 and younger. Friday-Sunday: $16; $6 children 11 and younger. $6.75 skate rentals. No credit cards.
Manhattan - Indoor Rinks
Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers
Chelsea Piers, W. 23rd Street and Hudson River Park, Chelsea
Hours: Open Sept. 10 – Dec. 16: Monday 1:30-4:50pm; Tuesday and Thursday 3-4:50pm; Friday 1:30-5:20pm; Saturday-Sunday 1:30-3:50pm.
Price: $10. $5 skate rental; $4.25 helmet rental.
Speed skates, double-bladed skates, cell phones, bags, music devices, and cameras are not permitted on the ice.
Queens - Indoor Rinks
City Ice Pavilion
47-32 32nd Place (between 47th and 48th Avenues), Long Island City
Hours: Open year-round. Monday 1:30-4:50pm; Tuesday 1:30-3:20pm; Wednesday 12-3:40pm; Thursday 1:30-3:50pm; Saturday 12-2:50pm, 7:30-9:50pm; Sunday 12-2:50pm.
Price: $5 Monday-Friday; $8 weekends and holidays.
World Ice Arena
125-40 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing
Hours: Open year-round; public skating hours vary (check the website for an updated schedule).
Price: $5 weekdays; $8 weekends and holidays, including school vacation weeks. $5 skate rental; $2 helmet rental.
Staten Island - Outdoor Rink
Staten Island War Memorial Ice Skating Rink
Clove Lakes Park, Victory Boulevard (west of Clove Road)
718-720-1010 or 718-720-1014
Hours: Due to construction at Clove Lakes Park, this rink does not have a regular schedule at this time. Call 718-720-1010 before visiting the rink.
Price: $8. $5 skate rental.
Staten Island - Indoor Rink
Staten Island Skating Pavilion Ice Skating Rink
3080 Arthur Kill Road Staten Island
Hours: Open year-round (including all holidays): Friday 8-11pm; Saturday 2:30-4:30pm and 8-10pm; Sunday 2-4pm.
Price: $11; $10 children. $5 skate rental.
Nassau County - Outdoor Rinks
Christopher Morley Park
500 Searingtown Road, Roslyn
A 200-by-80-foot outdoor skating rink
Hours: Open Nov. 24 through mid-March: Monday-Tuesday 10:30am-12:30pm; Wednesday and Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-12:30pm, 1:15-3:15pm, and 4-6pm; Friday 4-6pm and 8:30-10:30pm.
Price: $20; $14 children. With Leisure Pass: $7; $5 children. $5 skate rental.
Grant Park Skating Rink
Broadway and Sheridan Avenue, Hewlett
Hours: Open December through mid-March: Wednesday-Thursday 10:30am-12:30pm, 4-6pm; Friday 4-6pm and 7-9pm; Saturday 10:30-12:30pm, 1:15-3:15pm, 4-6pm, and 7-9 pm; Sunday 10:30am-12:30pm, 1:15-3:15pm and 4-6pm.
Price: $20; $14 children. With Leisure Pass: $7; $5 children (children 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: Friday 4-6pm and 7-9pm; Saturday 10am-12pm, 1-3pm, 4-6pm, and 7-9om; Sunday 10am-12pm, 1-3pm, and 4-6pm
Price: Admission per two-hour session. For 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.
Syosset-Woodbury Community Park Ice Rink
7800 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury
Hours: Opens Nov. 23
Price: Admission per two-hour session. For 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 Sports Complex, 65 Arrandale Avenue, Great Neck
516-487-2975 ext. 3
Hours: Open September – May: Monday 12:30-2:30pm; Tuesday 10am-12pm and 12:30-2:30pm; Wednesday 10am-12pm, 12:30-2:30pm, 2:45-5:30pm, 8:45-10:30pm; Thursday 10am-12pm and 12:30-2:30pm; Friday 12:30-2:30pm, 3:30-5:30pm, and Teen Night 8-10pm; Saturday 2:30-4:30pm and 7-9 pm; Sunday 10am-12pm, 2:30-4:30pm, and 7-9pm for ages 16 and older.
Price: Residents: $7; $5 children and seniors. Non-residents: $10; $6 children. $3.50 skate rental.
Cantiague Park Ice Skating Rink
480 West John Street, Hicksville
516-571-7056 or 516-571-7058
Hours: Open September – June for public skating, 1-3pm daily; additional sessions on Fridays from 3:30-5:30pm and 7:30-9:30pm. Hours vary by month, call to confirm.
Price: $20; $14 children. With Leisure Pass: $7; $5 children; $4 seniors; free for children 3 and younger. $5 skate rental.
Freeport Recreation Center
130 E. Merrick Road, Freeport
Hours: Opens Oct. 19 for public skating season: 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.
Price: Residents: $6; $5 children; $4 seniors/handicapped. Non-residents: $8; $6 children; $5 seniors/handicapped. $4 skate rental.
Iceland Ice Skating
3345 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park
Hours: Open year-round: Wednesday 12:45-2:45pm; Friday 3:30-5:30pm and 8:30-10:30pm (Teen Night for ages 11 and older only); Saturday 12-1:30pm (Children’s Session for ages 10 and younger only) and 1:45-3:45pm; Sunday 11:15am-1pm (Children’s Session for ages 10 and younger only) and 1:30-3:30pm.
Price: $8; $6 children ages 9 and younger. $4 skate rental. Children’s Session: $7 parents; $6 children 10 and younger. Teen Night: $9; $4 skate rental.
2600 Newbridge Road, Bellmore
Hours: Open year-round for public skating. Sept. 14 – March: Wednesday 4-6pm; Thursday 8-10am; Friday 8:30-10:30am, 1:45-3:45pm, 4-6pm, 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: $7.50 non-residents; $6.50 Town of Hempstead residents; $5.50 Town of Hempstead Park District residents (proof of residency required); $3.75 non-resident seniors; $3.25 resident seniors and handicapped individuals; free for children younger than 5 on Mondays and Fridays until 6pm (with paid adult). $3.50 skate rental.
Port Washington Skating Center
70 Seaview Boulevard, Port Washington
Hours: Open year-round. November – March hours: Monday-Wednesday 12-2:30pm; Thursday-Friday 12-4pm; Saturday-Sunday 2:15-3:45pm. Open Martin Luther King Jr. Day 12-4pm; see website for special Presidents’ Week hours.
Price: $7. $4 skate rental.
Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center
Bethpage Community Park, 1001 Stewart Avenue (at Cherry Avenue), Bethpage
Hours: Open year-round. 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
Price: Town of Oyster Bay residents: $6; $5 children ages 5-17; $4 seniors ages 60 and older; $2 children ages 2-4. Freestyle sessions: $12; $10 children ages 5-7. Non-residents: $8; $5 children ages 5-17; $4 seniors ages 60 and older. Puck shoot and open hockey is $10 per skater and goalies are free. $3 skate rental.
Suffolk County - Outdoor Rinks
Mitchell Park Ice Rink
PLANNED TO RE-OPEN IN LATE NOVEMBER; CALL FOR UPDATES
Mitchell Park on Front Street, Greenport
Hours: Open while the weather permits: Monday 3-6pm; Tuesday-Friday 3-5pm; Saturday 11am-6pm; Sunday 11am-5:30pm. Holiday hours vary.
Price: Weekday admission: $5; $3 children and seniors. Weekends and school holidays: $10; $7 children and seniors. $5 skate rental.
The Rinx at Harborfront Park
Port Jefferson Village Center, 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson
Hours: Open Nov. 23 through mid-March: Monday-Thursday 12-1:30pm, 2-3:30pm, 4-5:30pm, and 6:30-8pm; Friday 12-1:30pm, 2-3:30pm, 4-5:30pm, 6:30-7:30pm, and 8-10pm; Saturday 10-11:30am, 12:30-2pm, 2:30-4pm, 4:30-6pm, 6:30-7:30pm, and 8-10pm; Sunday 10-11:30am, 12:30-2pm, 2:30-4pm, 4:30-6pm, and 6:30-7:30pm.
Price: Weekdays: $9.50; $7 children 11 and younger; $4.50 seniors. Weekends and school holidays: $10.50; $8 children 11 and younger; $5.50 seniors. $5 skate rental.
Tanger Outlets at the Arches
152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park
Hours: Open Nov. 17 through mid-March. Hours and rates were not finalized at press time; call or check the website for updates.
Suffolk County - Indoor Rinks
Dix Hills Ice Rink
575 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills
Hours: Open year-round. Fall/winter schedule: Monday-Wednesday 10am-12pm; Thursday 3:45-5:45pm; Friday 10am-12pm, 12:15-2:15pm, 3:45-5:45pm, and 8:15-10:15pm (DJ night); Saturday-Sunday 11:30am-1:30pm, 2-4pm.
Price: $12; $9 children. With Rec Card: $7.50; $6 children. $4 skate rental.
660 Terry Road, Hauppauge
Hours: Open year-round. Monday-Friday 12:30-2:30pm; Tuesday-Friday 4-5:45pm; Friday8:15-10:15pm (Rock & Roll Night); Saturday-Sunday 11am-3pm.
Price: Weekdays: $10 ($12 on Friday nights); $7.50 children 11 and younger; $4.50 seniors. Weekends and school holidays: $11; $8.50 children 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: Open year-round. Monday 10am-12pm; Wednesday 10am-12pm, 12:30-2:30pm, and 4-6pm; Friday 10am-12pm and 8:30-10:30pm (with DJ); Saturday-Sunday 1-3pm.
Price: $9; $7 children 11 and younger; $5 seniors and children ages 3 and younger (includes skate rental). $4 skate rental.
Rockland County, NY - Outdoor Rink
Bear Mountain State Park Ice Rink
Palisades Parkway/Route 9W North, Bear Mountain
Hours: At press time, the rink was set to reopen in mid to late October, but hours were not finalized. Check the website for updates.
Price: $4 ($5 after 6pm); $3 children ages 4-11 ($4 after 6pm); $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, NY - Indoor Rinks
Palisades Center Ice Rink
4900 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
Hours: Open year-round. Call for public skating times.
Price: $8; $6 seniors and children younger than 10. $4 skate rental. Ten-visit punch cards and season passes available.
20 College Road, Monsey
Hours: Wednesday 4:10-5:10pm; Saturday 3:15-4:55pm and 9-11pm; Sunday 2:55-4:30pm; holidays including Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Christmas week, and Presidents Day week 2-4:30 pm.
Price: $6 Wednesdays; $8.50 weekends; $9 holidays. $3 skate rental.
Westchester County, NY - Outdoor Rink
Ebersole Ice Rink
30 Lake Street, White Plains
914-422-1444 or 914-422-1348
Hours: Open October – March: Wednesday 12-2pm; Thursday 10am-2pm and 3-5pm; Friday 10am-2pm, 3-5pm, and 8-10pm; Saturday 12:15-4pm and 7:30pm-9:30pm; Sunday 10-11:45am (adults only) and 1:15-4pm.
Price: $10; $8 children and seniors. $6 with Recreation ID. $5 skate rental.
Westchester County, NY - Indoor Rinks
EJ Murray Memorial Skating Ice and Roller Skating Rink
348 Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers
Hours: Wednesday-Thursday 10am-12pm; Friday 10am-12pm and 8-10pm; Saturday 11am-1pm, 2-4pm, and 8-10pm; Sunday 11am-1pm, 2-4pm, and 5:15-7:15pm. Extended hours during holiday periods.
Price: $7. $4 skate rental.
Hommocks Park Ice Rink
Boston Post Road-Weaver Street, Larchmont
Hours: Oct. 1 through June 15: 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.
Price: $8; $7 children younger than 12; $6 seniors. $4 skate rental. Discount cards (for 12 sessions) and season passes available.
The Ice Hutch
655 Garden Avenue, Mt. Vernon
914-699-6787 or 914-668-1165
Hours: Open year-round. Call for weekly schedule.
Price: $8; $5 seniors. $4 skate rental.
Playland Ice Casino
CLOSED FOR THE 2012-2013 SEASON
Playland Parkway, Rye
Hours: Open Sept. 26 – March 30.Wednesday-Sunday 1:30-5pm; Friday 8:45-11pm (Party Night); Saturday 9:15-11:30pm (Night Grooves); Sunday 1:30-5pm (Family Day). Extended holiday hours.
Price: $9; $6 children 12 and younger. $4 skate rental. Discount books available.
Westchester Skating Academy
91 Fairview Park Drive, Elmsford
Hours: Open year-round: Monday 11:40am-1:10pm and 1:30-5:10 pm; Tuesday 9:30-11:30am and 1:30-3:40pm; Wednesday 9:30am-11:30am, 11:40am-1:10pm, and 1:30-5pm; Thursday 9:30-11:30am; Friday 9:30-11:30am, 12-1:20pm, 1:30-4:30pm, and 7:30-10pm; Saturday-Sunday 1:30-4pm. Extended hours during holiday periods. Hours subject to change. Please check the website before planning your visit.
Price: $10.75; $9.75 children ages 10 and younger; $6.25 children ages 3 and younger. $4.25 skate rental.
Fairfield County, CT - Outdoor Rink
Longshore Park Skating Rink
260 Compo Road South, Westport
At press time, no information was available for the 2012-2013 season. Call or visit the website for updates.
Fairfield County, CT - Indoor Rinks
Danbury Ice Arena
1 Independence Way, Danbury
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-2pm; Friday 11am-2pm and 8:30-10:30pm; Saturday 1:30-3:10pm; Sunday 2:30-4:30pm. Open year-round. Schedule is subject to change; call first.
Price: $7; $6 ages 12 and younger. $4 skate rental; $3 helmet rental.
Darien Ice Rink
55 Old Kings Highway North, Darien
Hours: Open year-round: Monday and Thursday 9:50-11:50am and 12-2pm; Tuesday 9:50am-1:10pm; Wednesday 12-2pm; Friday 12-2pm; Sunday 1-2:50pm. Schedule subject to change. Check the website for more details.
Price: $7; $6 children. $4 skate rental.
Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink
Sue Merz Way off Sherman Avenue, Greenwich
Hours: Open mid-September through mid-March: Monday 12-1:30pm; Tuesday 12-1:30pm and 6:30-7:45pm; 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. Resident: $6; $4 ages 5-15; free for children ages 4 and younger when accompanied by a paying adult; free for seniors ages 65 and older using senior resident pass. Non-resident: $8; $6 ages 5-15; free children ages 4 and younger when accompanied by a paying adult. $4 skate rental.
Fairfield Ice Academy
85 Mill Plain Road (Building J), Fairfield
Hours: Open year-round. Hours vary daily; check the website.
Price: $7. $5 skate rental, $5 helmet rental.
Sports Center of Connecticut
784 River Road, Shelton
Hours: Open year-round: Monday-Friday 12-1:50pm; Friday 7-9:50pm; Saturday-Sunday 1-2:50pm. Occasional extended/extra sessions; check the website for details.
Price: $9.75, $7.75 children. $5.50 skate rental.
Stamford Twin Rinks
1063 Hope Street, Stamford
203-968-9000 or 203-321-1516
Hours: Open year-round: Monday 9am-2pm; Tuesday 10:30am-2pm; Wednesday 9am-1:40pm; Thursday 9-11:40am; Friday 9am-1:50pm and 7:45-10pm; Saturday 12:20-2:20pm; Sunday 1-3pm.
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: Tuesday and Thursday-Friday 11:30am-2pm; Wednesday 11:30am-1:10pm; Saturday-Sunday 2-3:30pm. Check website for changes to the schedule.
Price: $8; $6 children. $4 skate rental. Multi-use discount card available for residents only.
Winter Garden Arena
111 Prospect Ridge Road, Ridgefield
Hours: Open year-round. Monday-Friday 10am-2pm; Sunday 12:50-2:10pm.
$8; $5 children; free for children younger than 3. $4 skate rental; $5 helmet rental.
Wonderland of Ice
123 Glenwood Avenue, Bridgeport
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-2pm
Price: $8; $5 children. $4 skate rental; $5 helmet rental.