Fun Spots for Outdoor Ice Skating in New Jersey

Beat the winter blues at these family-friendly rinks.

A girl ice skates outside.

Take advantage of Garden State skating rinks before they close for the season. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock/begalphoto

New Jersey’s outdoor ice-skating rinks may have packed away their holiday hullabaloo, but many are still open for some final hurrahs before spring. (Note that they are subject to close amid unfavorable weather conditions; we recommend calling or checking online before you go.)

Bergen County’s Winter Wonderland


Through February 27: Book a 90-minute session at Van Saun County Park for just $10—skate rental included.
Times vary

Ice at the Pier

Long Branch

Through February 27: Bring the whole family for a day of fun or ditch the kids for the last Sip and Skate Date Night of the season being held on Thursday, February 24.
Wednesday-Thursday, 5-9 pm; Friday, 3-10 pm; Saturday, 10 am-10 pm; Sunday, 10 am-8 pm. 610-627-2100

Winterfest Ice Skating Rink at Cooper River Park

Cherry Hill

Through February 27: Spend a romantic evening skating under the twinkle light-adorned trees.
Thursday, 5-9 pm; Friday, 5-10 pm; Saturday, noon-10 pm; Sunday, noon-9 pm. 856-294-7857

Palmer Square


Through February 27: Lace up some rental skates in charming downtown Princeton. If you’re not too tired afterward, take in some culture or unwind at a great local eatery.
Thursday-Friday, 4-7 pm; Saturday, noon-3 pm; Sunday, 4-7 pm. 609-921-2333

Vintner Wonderland at Renault Winery

Egg Harbor City

Through February 28: Skaters of all ages and skill levels can have fun on the ice and off. Live music, local vendors and fire pits with seating add to the excitement.
Two-hour sessions daily at 4 and 6 pm. 609-965-2111

Newport Skates

Jersey City

Through March 13: Drink in the Manhattan skyline during those fancy twists and turns. And once you’ve worked up an appetite, visit one of our favorite Jersey City restaurants!
Monday-Friday, 4-9 pm; Saturday, 11 am-9 pm; Sunday, 11am-7 pm. 201-626-7465

Roosevelt Park Family Skating Rink


Through March 27: Enjoy a lovely lake view as you attempt figure-eights.
Wednesday-Friday, 6:30-8:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday, 3-5 pm and 6:30-8:30 pm. 732-494-3785

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