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The Best Outdoor Ice Skating in New Jersey


A girl ice skates outside.

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

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 before you go.)


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

Pier Village

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 (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.

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 nearby restaurants!
Monday–Friday, 4–9 pm; Saturday, 11 am–9 pm; Sunday, 11am–7 pm. 201-626-7465.


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.


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

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.

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.

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