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Where to Go Ice Skating in and Around Westchester County

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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.

By Juliana Perciavalle and Dave Zucker, with additional reporting by Mackenzie Tatanani

The lower Hudson Valley is home to dozens of neighborhood lakes and ponds, but when you’re looking 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.

Please note that health and safety precautions are in effect and vary by state and region. Always check with rinks for their latest guidelines and availabilities.

Westchester

Indoor Ice Skating Rinks

Ebersole Ice Rink

110 Lake St, White Plains
914.422.1348

Open from mid-October through late-March, this rink hosts youth travel hockey teams and a variety of skating lessons, plus public sessions and holiday events like “Skating With Frosty.”

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

 

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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 (typically) party services. Public skating is open for the 2021/2022 season, with skating sessions and public skate times available.

Public skating: Tues-Fri 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Fri 8:30-10:30 p.m., Sat 12-2 p.m. and 8:30-10:30 p.m., Sun 1-3 p.m.
Skate rental fees: $6
Admission: $11; 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 2021/2022 season through June 12, 2022, with a modified skate schedule from April to June.

Sun: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mon: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Tues-Fri: 1-5:15 p.m.
Friday Night Skate: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Sat: 1-4 p.m.
Skate rental fees: $4 resident, $5 general
Admission: Adult $8 (general $10); child $7.50 (general $9); senior citizen $6.75 (general $8)

 

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Ice Hutch

655 Garden Ave, Mount Vernon
914.699.6787

Public sessions and birthday parties are currently suspended, but the skating school remains open for registration. Ice Hutch also offers the Home Run City batting cages, which are open for use, although rentals are temporarily off the table, so you’ll need to bring your own bat and helmet.

Winter Learn to Skate: $340 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 $19/session with punch card
Private lessons: Sat 1-2:30 p.m., during public skating
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

*Parties and rentals unavailable due to COVID-19


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 masks are necessary regardless of vaccination status.

December: Sun 1:25-2:55 p.m., Fri times vary; Additional times vary every day throughout last week of the month
Public skating: $15, including 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.

Subscription freestyle: Tue 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. ($208); Thurs 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. ($182); Fri 4 p.m.-5 p.m. ($208); Sat 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. ($273)
Public skating: various times weekly, must register online in advance


Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

Cross County Center

8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers
914.968.9570

The Yonkers shopping center hosts a pop-up skating rink every holiday season. Though the ice might not be real (it’s an environmentally friendly alternative), the fun sure is. Admission is $10 including skate rental and 60 minutes of free skate time, with dates through New Year’s Day. Hours are subject to weather.

Times vary through January 2
Admission: $10 for an hour, includes skates

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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.

Tibbetts Brook Park

355 Midland Ave, Yonkers
914.231.2865

Exclusively available to Westchester residents, the 161-acre recreation project offers ice skating and skiing when weather conditions are right.

Sun-Mon 8 a.m.-dusk
*Proof of county residence required with county park pass or valid NY state driver’s license with Westchester County address

 

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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 an 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. Facilities are currently open with reduced capacity.

Public skating: Mon, Wed, Thurs 10:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.; Tues 10:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m., 3-5 p.m.; Fri 10:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m., 3-5:20 p.m., 8:15-10:15 p.m.; Sat 12:45-2:15 p.m., 3-4:30 p.m., 7-9 p.m.; Sun 12:45-2:15 p.m., 3-4:30 p.m.
Also: Skating School, Developmental Hockey


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 at reduced capacity.

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
Skate rental: $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. They also offer professional skate sharpening. Public sessions are currently available (masks required), with freestyle and hockey open as well.

Public Skate: various times weekly
Public skating admission: $12
Skate rentals: $4
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. Though public sessions are currently suspended to limit building traffic until March 2022, figure skating and hockey programs are both currently open.

Public sessions will return in March 2022
Also: Figure skating lessons


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.

Sun 2-4 p.m., 7-9 p.m.; Mon 2:30-4:30p.m., 5-7 p.m.; Tues 1-3 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Wed 2-4 p.m., 4:15-6:15 p.m.; Thurs 1-3 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Fri 1:45-3:45 p.m.; Sat 2-4 p.m., 4:30-6:30 p.m., 8-10 p.m.

Admission: $11 adult, children $7 (military, first responder, and senior discounts available)
Skate Rental: $5

 

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Dutchess County

McCann Ice Arena

14 Civic Center Plaza, 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 Mid-Hudson Civic Center (any other year) or want to bring the kids out. Admission starts at just $7 for kids and $5 for skate rentals.

Public skating: Fri from noon, Sat-Sun from 2 p.m.
Freestyle: Fri, Sat, Sun 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Admission: $11.00 (11 and up), child $7.00


Ulster County

Kiwanis Ice Arena

6 Small World Ave, Saugerties
845.247.2590

Kiwanis offers long public hours and a $5 admission price for students. Public skate sessions are currently limited and advance sign-ups and payment are recommended. Skate rental is temporarily prohibited, so make sure to bring your own.

Sun 3:15 -4:45 p.m.; Mon 2:45-4:45 p.m.; Tues 6:30-8 a.m., 1:15-2:45p.m.; Wed 10:15-11:45 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m., 1:45-3:45 p.m.; Thurs 1:15-2:45 p.m.; Fri 2:15-3:45 p.m.; Sat 3-4:40 p.m.
Public skating: $8, students/seniors $6, 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: $99 per person (includes equipment fees)


Fairfield County, CT

Darien Ice House

55 Old Kings Highway North, Darien, CT
203.655.8251

Located just minutes from the Metro-North station in Darien, this rink hosts league hockey and lessons for skaters of all ages. Open sessions are currently limited and with heavy health precautions, but otherwise open.

Sun 2-3:30 p.m.; Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri noon-1:30 p.m.
Skate rentals: $5
Also: skating school, Stick & Puck hockey sessions

 

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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.

Mon, Fri 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Tues-Thurs 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat-Sun 12:30-2:10 p.m.
Admission: $10, child $8, seniors 62+ $4, senior Stamford residents $2
Skate rental: $4


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