Discover The 6 Largest Ice Skating Rinks In New Jersey This Winter

Written by Sammi Caramela
Published: November 28, 2023
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Ice skating is fun and family-friendly activity that’s perfect for the winter season. All across New Jersey, you can find tons of beautiful ice skating rinks of varying sizes. Many of them even match the NHL-sized rinks of 200 by 85 feet. 

If you’re looking for a holiday affair for you and your loved ones this winter, look no further than the skating rinks below. Here are the six largest ice skating rinks in New Jersey (in no particular order, as most share the standard NHL rink size).

1. Ice House

Girl tying shoelaces on ice skates before skating on the ice rink, hands in red knitted gloves.

You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy the many public ice skating rinks New Jersey has to offer.

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Ice House provides four NHL-sized arenas to the public, making it the perfect skating rink to visit this winter. Instead of waiting in long lines to secure your spot on the ice, you can join Ice House as they bring back public sessions for the holiday season this December. Regardless of your expertise level, you can enjoy some casual ice time with loved ones during your festive trip to Ice House.

The rink’s holiday public skating sessions follow this schedule:

  • Saturday, 12/23: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 12/26: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 12/27: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 12/28: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 12/29: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 12/30: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 12/31: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, 1/1: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission is $25 per person and includes skate rentals. 

Ice House is located at 111 Midtown Bridge Approach in Hackensack, NJ.

2. Hollydell Ice Arena 

father teaching daughter to skate at ice-skating rink

Ice skating is a great bonding activity for children and parents.

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Hollydell Ice Arena features multiple rinks and two locations: Hollydell North (public skating arena) and Hollydell Ice Arena (CDM, Futures, and NHL rinks). While the rinks’ sizes aren’t specified on their website, NHL rinks are typically 200 by 85 feet large. Both locations are available to the public (depending on the weekly schedule). You’ll want to check the home page before visiting, as times and locations are subject to change.

Admission is $10, skate rentals are $6, and skate aids are $5 on Friday and Saturday night sessions. Pre-registration is only available for afternoon sessions while evening sessions are high volume, meaning you’ll want to arrive early. 

Hollydell Ice Arena (“CDM” and “Futures”) is located at 601 Hollydell Drive while “North” is located at 150 Holly Dell Dr in Sewell, NJ.

3. The Jersey Shore Arena

Woman at ice-skating rink holding skates.

You can save money at many of these arenas if you bring your own ice skates!

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Jersey Shore Arena features three NHL-regulation-sized rinks, offering plenty of room for public skating. Not only that, but you and your loved ones can even sign up for DJ Skate, which includes music, strobe lights, an upgraded sound system, and amazing energy. 

Jersey Shore Arena’s daily public skating schedule is as follows:

  • Monday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday nights: 8:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 12:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
  • Sundays: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

General admission for all ages is $11, and skate rentals are $5. DJ Skate (which runs from October to April) is $16. You can register for public skating here.

The Jersey Shore Arena is located at 1215 Wyckoff Road Wall in NJ 07727.

4. Skylands Ice World

Young couple preparing to a skating. Close-up photo of their hands tying shoelaces of ice hockey skates in the locker room

Ice skating is the perfect family-friendly activity for the holiday season.

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Skylands Ice World is the perfect skating rink for kids and teens alike. With two NHL-size rinks and a weekly Ice Jam featuring a lively rink and great music, this Jersey ice skating arena hosts public skating every day. 

Currently, the public skating schedule is as follows:

  • Monday through Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday night (Ice Jam): 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. 

However, there is more availability during Christmas week, so be sure to check back!

Public skating admission for all ages is $16, while Ice Jam admission is $25 and Ice Jam skate rentals are an additional $5. Keep in mind that Ice Jam sells out fast, as the venue must adhere to fire code. You can also book groups of 10 or more by visiting this link.

Skylands Ice World is located at 2765 State Highway 23 in Stockholm, NJ.

5. American Dream Indoor Ice Skating Rink

Closeup skating shoes ice skating outdoor at ice rink

At American Dream Indoor Ice Skating Rink, you can ice skate with loved ones inside the country’s second-largest mall.

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The American Dream entertainment and retail center doesn’t just include amusement parks, stores, and restaurants; it also includes an NHL-regulation-sized ice skating rink! With plenty of room for skaters to gather with their loved ones this holiday season, the American Dream Indoor Ice Skating Rink offers open skating, figure skating, hockey tournaments, and private events. 

The Rink is open for the following days/hours: 

  • Sunday through Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
  • Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Skate rentals are included in the admission fees. General admission rates vary. On non-peak days, tickets are $25; on mid-peak days, tickets are $29; and on peak days, tickets are $35.

American Dream Indoor Ice Skating Rink is located at 1 American Dream Way in East Rutherford, NJ.

6. Flyers Training Center

Hockey Stick and Puck on the Ice Rink

The Philadelphia Flyers practice at the Flyers Training Center in Vorhees, NJ — which is open to the public!

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While there is no specific size listed on their website, the Flyers Training Center likely has an NHL-sized arena, seeing as the Flyers train there. This skating rink is open to the public with sessions available during the week.

The schedule is as follows (subject to change):

  • Monday through Friday: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday night: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday night: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

As for prices, admissions are $13, skater rentals are $5, and walker rentals are $5. There are also various passes and discounts, like a family 4-pack for $45 admission, a public skating pass that covers five sessions for $50, and a 20% discount for military personnel and one guest. Voorhees residents can also skate for free on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons with 3 guests per person.

Flyers Training Center is located at 601 Laurel Oak Road in Voorhees, NJ.

Summary of the Largest Ice Skating Rinks in New Jersey

Skating RinkLocationSize
Ice House111 Midtown Bridge Approach in Hackensack, NJFour NHL regulation-size rinks
Hollydell Ice Arena601 Hollydell Drive or 150 Holly Dell Dr in Sewell, NJMultiple skating arenas and rinks, including an NHL regulation-size
The Jersey Shore Arena1215 Wyckoff Road Wall in NJ 07727Three NHL regulation-size rinks
Skylands Ice World2765 State Highway 23 in Stockholm, NJTwo NHL regulation-size rinks
American Dream Indoor Ice Skating Rink1 American Dream Way in East Rutherford, NJNHL regulation-size rink
Flyers Training Center601 Laurel Oak Road in Voorhees, NJNHL regulation-size rink

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Sammi is a writer at A-Z Animals primarily covering cats, nature, symbolism, and spirituality. Sammi is a published author and has been writing professionally for six+ years. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Writing Arts and double minors in Journalism and Psychology. A proud New Jersey resident, Sammi loves reading, traveling, and doing yoga with her little black cat, Poe.

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