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: Shutterstock/begalphoto

New Jersey’s outdoor ice-skating rinks may have packed away most of 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 26: Book a 90-minute or two-hour session at Van Saun County Park for just $10—skate rental included. Not in the mood to skate? Book a 45-minute session in an ice bumper car ($20).
Times vary.

Ice at Pier Village

Long Branch

Through February 27: Bring the whole family for a day of fun. Private rentals are available Monday through Thursday.
Friday, 4–10 pm; Saturday, 11 am-10 pm; Sunday, 11 am–6 pm. Valentine’s Day hours: 4–10 pm on Tuesday, February 14. Presidents’ Day weekend: 11 am–10 pm on Sunday, February 19; 11 am–6 pm on Monday, February 20. 

Winterfest Ice Skating Rink at Cooper River Park

Cherry Hill

Through February 26: Spend an afternoon or evening tearing up the ice under the twinkle light–adorned trees.
Thursday, 5–9 pm; Friday, 5–10 pm; Saturday, noon–10 pm; Sunday, noon–9 pm. Presidents’ Day weekend: noon–9 pm on Monday, February 20. Last day of the season: noon–9 pm on Sunday, February 26. 

Palmer Square


Through February 26: 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 and Sunday, noon–3 pm and 4–7 pm. 

Vintner Wonderland at Renault Winery

Egg Harbor City

Through February 26: Skaters of all ages and skill levels can have fun on the ice and off. Live entertainment, local artisans, fire pits, a food truck and more amenities add to the excitement.
90-minute sessions available weekends and select weekdays. 

Newport Skates

Jersey City

Through March 12: 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, 11 am–7 pm. Presidents’ Day weekend: 11 am–9 pm, weather permitting, on Monday, February 20.

Roosevelt Park Family Skating Rink


Through March 26: Enjoy a lovely lake view as you attempt figure-eights.
Wednesday–Friday, 5:30–8:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon–2 pm, 3–5 pm and 6:30–8:30 pm. 

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