Where to Go Ice Skating in and Around Westchester County

Whether you want to take up skating yourself or bring the kids out for the day, here's where to find fun on the ice in and around Westchester.

The lower Hudson Valley is home to dozens of neighborhood lakes and ponds, but when you’re scouting for officially sanctioned, safe places to enjoy a little ice time this year, look no further than our master list of nearby ice skating venues.

Westchester

Indoor Ice Skating Rinks

Ebersole Ice Rink

110 Lake St, White Plains; 914.422.1348

Open from mid-October through mid-March, this rink hosts youth travel hockey teams and a variety of skating lessons, plus public sessions.

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Fri: 2:30-4 p.m. (free admissions for residents only), 6:45-7:45 p.m., 8-10 p.m.
Sat: 1-3 p.m.
Sun: 8:30-10:15 a.m. (adults only), 1-3 p.m. (general session)
Skate rental fees: $5
Admission: adult $11; youth $9; senior $6

 

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Edward J. Murray Memorial Skating Center

348 Tuckahoe Rd, Yonkers; 914.377.6469

A former Best of Westchester award winner, this rink hosts both roller and ice hockey, as well as lessons and party services. Public skating is open for the 2023/2024 season, with skating sessions and public skate times available.

Public skating: Tues-Fri 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Fri 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m., Sat 12-2 p.m. and 8:30-10:30 p.m., Sun 1-3 p.m.
Skate rental fees: $7
Admission: $14; senior citizen $3

 

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Hommocks Park Ice Rink

140 Hommocks Rd, Larchmont; 914.834.1069

Owned and operated by the Town of Mamaroneck, Hommocks Park offers a community room and the Slap Shot Café, which features a kid-friendly menu. During the summer, the ice rink converts to a sport court for the Summer Playground Day Camp and soccer camp. The town is open for public skating during the 2023/2024 season through mid-June 2024.

Sun: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mon: 11:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. (closed January 8,22,29)
Tues: 1-5:15 p.m.
Fri: 1-5:15 p.m.
Friday Night Skate: 7:45-9:45 p.m.
Sat: 1-4 p.m.
Skate rental fees: $5 resident, $6 general
Admission: Adult $9.50 (general $11.50); child $8.50 (general $10); senior citizen $7.75 (general $9)

 

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Ice Hutch

655 Garden Ave, Mount Vernon; 914.699.6787

Public sessions and birthday parties are available at this Mount Vernon skating rink.

Winter Learn to Skate: $345 for 12 classes (weekly), $550 for 24 classes (twice-weekly); Tues 4-4:30 p.m. or 4:30-5 p.m., Sat 11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. or 12:30-1 p.m.
Freestyle skating: $25/session or $20/session with punch card
Group lessons: Weekly group lessons; fee determined by number of classes in the session
Free skate: Sat 1:10-2:40 p.m. Check Facebook for additional openings

Playland Ice

100 Playland Parkway, Rye; 914.481.5941

Rye Playland isn’t just a summer attraction — it features three ice rinks, holding public sessions throughout the week and hosting skating clinics and camps. Pre-registration online is required in advance of any visit, and all public sessions are held on the Historic Main Rink.

January: Sun 1:45-3:15 p.m., Fri 1:50-3:50; Additional times vary every day throughout last week of the month.
Public skating: Adults $16 and $21 with skate rentals, children 10 and under $11 and $16 with skate rentals, seniors and children three and under $6 and $11 with skate rentals.

Westchester Skating Academy

91 Fairview Park Dr, Elmsford; 914.347.8232

This sports facility hosts skating lessons for people of all ages and abilities, along with hockey, private parties, and special event skates throughout the public sessions.

Public skating times: Various times weekly
Public skating admission: Adults $16 and $21 with skate rentals, children 10 and under $11 and $16 with skate rentals, seniors and children three and under $6 and $11 with skate rentals.


Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park

201 Hawley Rd, North Salem; 914.864.7312

Many county parks are open for skating this season, including the home of Camp Morty, Mountain Lakes Park, which hosts platonic summer camp grounds, and that includes off-season skating at the camp’s water sites — plus snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and more.

Twin Lakes Park

960B California Rd, Bronxville; 914.961.2192

Next to Twin Lakes Farm and the largest equestrian center in the county, Twin Lakes Park offers skating to residents during the colder months.

Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sat-Sun 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wampus Pond Park

1 Wampus Lake Dr, Armonk; 914.2733230

This park, whose name means “opossum,” not only offers outdoor winter sports including free ice skating, but is also the site of significant Native American artifact discoveries.

Sun-Mon 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

 

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Willson’s Woods Park

8 Bradford Rd, Mt Vernon;914.813.6990

One of the oldest parks in Westchester County, the home of Wilson’s Wave Pool is a great place to head for outdoor fun in the wintertime, too.

Sun-Mon 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
*Proof of county residence required with county park pass or valid NY state driver’s license with Westchester County address

Putnam County

Brewster Ice Arena

63 Fields Ln, Brewster; 845.279.2229

In addition to having an indoor and outdoor ice rink, Brewster Ice Arena offers private skating lessons and birthday parties, along with the Player’s Sports Bar and Restaurant on the second floor.

Public skating: Mon-Fri: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Tues and Fri 3-5 p.m., Friday night skate 8:15-10:15 p.m.; Sat and Sun 12:45-2:15 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults $12, children $10, skate rentals $4. Friday night skate: $15 entry

Rockland County

Bear Mountain Ice Rink

Appalachian Trail, Tomkins Cove; 845.786.2701 ext. 266

This outdoor rink is worth the trip to the other side of the river; located by the historical Bear Mountain Inn and state park, it features plenty of hiking trails, basketball courts, and picnic tables to make a day of it. Bear Mountain is also a stone’s throw from Harriman State Park. Hockey and public sessions are currently open.

Fri and Sat: 10-11:30 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m., 2-3:30 p.m., 4-5:30 p.m., 6-7:30 p.m., 8-9:30 p.m.
Sun: 10-11:30 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m., 2-3:30 p.m., 4-5:30 p.m., 6-7:30 p.m.
Admission: $5, Children four and under are free
Skate rental: $10
Parking (weekends and holidays): $10

Palisades Center Ice Rink

4900 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack; 845.353.4855

The sprawling Rockland County mall may not be for everyone, but the ice skating facilities on the fourth floor are well-maintained with reasonable rates. The rink also offers professional skate sharpening. Public sessions are currently available, with freestyle and hockey open as well.

Public Skate: Various times weekly
Public skating admission: $13
Skate rentals: $5
Also: Pickup hockey, freestyle, learn to skate school

Sport-o-Rama

20 College Rd, Monsey
845.356.3919 (main); 845.356.8274 (skating school)

With skate rentals for only $4/session, a large staff of professional figure skating instructors, and a house amateur league, Sport-o-Rama has something for everyone interested in skating. Public skating, figure skating, and hockey programs are currently open. The venue also holds a girls-only public skating session on Fridays from 12:30-2:20 p.m.

Public skate sessions: Friday 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., Girls only 12:30-2:20 p.m., Saturday 8:45 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Sunday 3:30-5 p.m.
Public skate admission: Friday $12, Saturday and Sunday $14, rentals $4
Also: 
Figure skating lessons and hockey programs

Orange County

Ice Time Sports Complex

21 Lakeside Rd, Newburgh; 845.567.0005

This nonprofit community organization offers skating classes for both adults and children, as well as freestyle sessions, figure skating, and hockey sessions.

Check out the drop-in events calendar for public skating times and to purchase your ticket.

Admission: $15 adult, children $10 (military, first responder, and senior discounts available)
Skate Rental: $5

 

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Dutchess County

McCann Ice Arena

14 Civic Center Plz, Poughkeepsie; 845.454.5800

Located in downtown Poughkeepsie, the McCann Ice Arena is a great spot to go if you have downtime before an event at the MJN Convention Center or want to bring the kids out. Admission starts at just $7 for kids and $5 for skate rentals.

Public skating: Fri 1:30-3:30 p.m., Sat 1-3 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m.
Admission: $15 (13 and up), child $10

Ulster County

Kiwanis Ice Arena

6 Small World Ave, Saugerties; 845.247.2590

Kiwanis offers long public hours and a $6 admission price for seniors and students. Be sure to check the public skating schedule weekly due to hockey and figure skating camps.

The rink is open for multiple public skating sessions per day.

Public skating: $8 adults, $6, students/seniors, children 5 and younger free
Skate rentals: $3
Also: birthday parties, figure skating club

 

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Mohonk Mountain House

1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz; 845.256.2775

Mohonk is a great choice for a day trip, with an 18,000-square-foot ice rink, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and various day trip packages.

Schedule changes weekly; see website
One-day pass: Mon-Fri $35/pp; Sat, Sun, and holidays $45/pp

Fairfield County, CT

Terry Conners Rink

1125 Cove Rd, Stamford, CT; 203.977.4728

Owned and operated by the City of Stamford for 40 years, Terry Conners has skate rentals for only $4 and is down the road from the Stamford Metro-North station. The rink is open for public skate, freestyle, and club skating on select days during the week.

Admission: $10, child $8, seniors 62-plus $4, senior Stamford residents $2
Skate rental: $4

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