If you are on Long Island and are looking for an exciting way to spend your weekend, how about ice skating Long Island?
Ice skating is one of a few activities that are suitable for almost any occasion. Do you feel bored with watching movies and want to do something interesting? Go skating! Do you need a romantic setting for your date? Ice skating! Are you looking for a family-friendly place for a birthday party? You get the idea.
Given the versatile nature of this activity, it’s no wonder there are so many ice skating rinks on Long Island. There are more than 20 different rinks all over the place – fourteen in Nassau County and seven in Suffolk County. But not all of them are open for the 2021 winter season.
This guide is meant to help you find a suitable rink for the occasion or a backup one if your favorite ice rink is too crowded or closed.
Ice Rinks Open For Public Skating Sessions in 2021
Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink
Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink is not only open to all for leisure ice skating, but they also offer private/group lessons, hockey programs, and birthday parties on the rink.
And if you don’t skate yourself but want to accompany your children, you’ll have a warm lounge with a fireplace, free WiFi, and a snack bar to keep you entertained.
A resident ticket for a public ice skating Long Island session costs $7, and a non-resident will have to pay $12. Make a reservation before you head over.
65 Arrandale Avenue, Great Neck, L.I., NY 11024
Find out more about the schedule and Skate School by visiting gnparks.org/ or calling 516-487-GNPD (4673).
Cantiague Park Ice Rink
The ice rink in Cantiague Park is an indoor rink suitable for adults and kids of all ages. Apart from public sessions, the ice rink also has ice skating lessons, speed skating, and a hockey clinic.
Ticket prices for residents of the county and non-residents are different. An adult resident ticket costs $10; a child’s ticket costs $6. For non-residents, an adult ticket is $22; a kid’s pass is $15.
You can rent ice skates on-site for $5.
480 W John St, Hicksville, L.I., NY 11801
Learn more about the working hours by visiting nassaucountyny.gov/2791/Cantiague-Park or calling 516-571-7056.
Christopher Morley Park
Christopher Morley Park has a beautiful outdoor ice rink that is open every day, except for Thursdays. If you own a Nassau County Leisure Passport, it’s the best place for you to go ice skating Long Island because, with the pass, the prices are very low.
For residents with a leisure pass, the ticket prices are as follows:
$7 for an adult
$5 for a child
If you aren’t a Nassau County resident or don’t have a leisure pass, you’ll have to pay $20 for an adult and $14 for a child.
Skates are available for rent for $5.
500 Searingtown Rd., Roslyn, L.I., NY 11576
Find out more about the operating hours of the ice rink by visiting nassaucountyny.gov/2794/Christopher-Morley-Park or calling 516-571-8123.
De Matteis Ice Rink
Another outdoor ice rink called De Matteis is open on weekdays and weekends, but it depends on the weather. It starts operating at 6 p.m. on weekdays and at noon on weekends. The rink closes at 9:30 p.m. every day.
An adult ticket costs $10, and for a child under 12 years old, a ticket will cost you $6. You can rent skates for $5 there.
102 EAB Plz, Uniondale, L.I., NY 11556
The ice rink doesn’t have an official website, but you can learn more about it by calling 516-683-0303.
Freeport Recreation Center Ice Rink
The Ice Rink in Freeport Recreation Center invites all skaters for special ice skating Long Island sessions – After-School Specials, Teen Night Specials, and Sunday Specials.
The After-School Special takes place on Thursdays, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. During this skating session, you don’t have to pay the fee to rent skates.
The Teen Night Special also provides free skates and takes place on Fridays, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
And Sundays are perfect for introducing the fun of skating to your children, as from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. you only have to pay for your child’s ticket and get to skate with them for free.
Prices are as follows:
$6 for a resident ticket
$7 for a non-resident ticket
$9 for a guest ticket
$4 for skate rentals
46 N Ocean Avenue, Freeport, L.I., NY 11520
The schedule of the ice rink might change, so before you head over to the place, make sure it’s open by visiting freeportny.com/148/Ice-Rink or calling 516-377-2314.
Grant Park Skating Rink
Grant Park Skating Rink is an outdoor rink that is open five days a week, and it’s closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For non-residents, an adult ticket costs $20, and a pass for a child under 17 years old costs $17. For residents of Nassau County, it’s $7 and $5 for adults and children respectively.
Skates rentals cost $5.
Broadway and Sheridan Avenue, Hewlett, L.I., NY
Learn more by visiting nassaucountyny.gov/2799/Grant-Park or calling 516-571-7821.
Long Beach Municipal Ice Arena
The Long Beach Municipal Ice Arena is an indoor rink open for the public, freestyle, and sticks and pucks sessions. To participate in any of the sessions, you have to have a reservation. To reserve a spot, call 516-705-7385 or send an email to this address.
Public session tickets for adults and children cost the same – $10. But note that they don’t rent out skates; you’ll have to bring your own.
If you are interested in skating lessons, they also offer private, semi-private, and private classes in hockey, figure, and recreational skating.
150 West Bay Drive, Long Beach, L.I., NY 11561
To learn more about session schedule or classes, visit longbeachny.gov/icearena or call 516-705-7385.
Newbridge Arena ice rink is open for public skating from Wednesday to Sunday. Due to the coronavirus situation, the rink capacity is limited, and they don’t take any reservations. First to come are first to be served.
Tickets for general admission cost $10 and $8 for residents of the Town of Hempstead. Hockey and figure skates are available for rent for $5.
Newbridge Arena also has group/private skating lessons and youth hockey programs.
2600 Newbridge Road, Bellmore, L.I., NY 11710
To learn more about the public skating schedule or lessons, visit newbridgearena.com/publicsessions or call 516-783 – 6181.
Port Washington Skating Center
The indoor ice rink of Port Washington Skating Center is ready to accommodate eager skaters even during the Covid-19 times. However, their capacity is limited for your safety, and they require a reservation and advanced payment to hold a place for you and your group.
Admission will cost you $18 per person (regardless of age), and you can make a reservation here. If you need to rent skates, you can do it for $5.
If your group or family is quite big, you can also rent the ice for yourselves. It will cost you around 200-300 dollars.
Port Washington Skating Center also offers skating lessons and hockey classes.
70 Seaview Blvd, Port Washington, L.I., NY 11050
Learn more about Port Washington Skating Center by visiting pwskating.com/ or calling 516- 484-6800.
Town of Oyster Bay Bethpage Ice Rink
You can enjoy skating in the Town of Oyster Bay Bethpage Ice Rink every day until April 4, 2021. The opening hours vary depending on the day of the week, though.
Admission ticket prices for residents are as follows:
$4 for kids (2-4 years old)
$6 for children (5-17 years old)
$7 for adults
$4 for senior citizens
For non-residents, tickets are a bit more expensive:
$6 for kids (2-4 years old)
$9 for children (5-17 years old)
$11 for adults
$6 for senior citizens
You can also rent an entire indoor ice rink for your group; the price is $350 per hour for residents and $500 for non-residents.
There are also group lessons, a youth hockey program, and $5 skate rentals available.
1001 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, L.I., NY 11714
To find out more about the public session schedule and classes, visit oysterbaytown.com/ or call 516-433-7465.
Dix Hills Ice Rink
Although in 2021, this indoor full-sized ice rink can only accept up to 50 skates per session, they are still open for everyone. You can enjoy this skating facility every day until February 14.
If you decide to go to Dix Hills Ice Rink, make sure you have a reservation beforehand.
The ticket prices for adults are $12 and $9 for teens and children. Skates are available for rent for $4.
If you like the rink’s location and would like to attend some classes, there are private skating lessons, youth hockey programs, and more.
575 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, L.I., NY 11746
To find out the schedule of the rink, visit huntingtonny.gov/ or call 631-462-5883.
Southampton Ice Rink
Southhampton Ice Rink is another place that had to adjust to the Covid-19 reality but still did its best to bring fun into your lives. This skating rink can accept only up to 40 people per session, so advanced registration is required. You can make a reservation by calling 631-283-2158. You’ll also need to fill a health screening form (download from here and fill it in advance).
The tickets cost the same for people of all ages – $20. Skate rentals cost $5.
Apart from public skating, the facility offers skating lessons for toddlers and adults. And there are also Youth and Adult Hockey Leagues.
668 County Rd 39, Southampton, L.I., NY 11968
For more information, visit southamptonicerink.com/ or call 631-283-2158.
Superior Ice Rink
For $15, you and your family can enjoy skating on the Superior Ice Rink. However, the rink capacity is limited, so you’ll need to purchase tickets in advance. You’ll also need to print and fill out a screening form and a waiver (click here to download the forms).
If you don’t have skates, you can rent them on-site for $5.
Superior Ice Rink also offers group/private skating lessons.
270 Indian Head Rd, Kings Park, L.I., NY 11754
You can find out more by visiting superioricerink.com/Public-Skate or calling 631-269-3900.
The Rinx doesn’t only offer you public skating, but they take the fun to a whole new level. There are Family Fun Nights on Wednesdays and Saturdays and TikTok on Ice on Fridays.
Admission for an adult on usual days costs $12 on weekdays, $13 on weekends. For children, it’s $9.5 and $10.5 respectively.
TikTok on Ice allows you to record new videos for your followers for $14.
You can book tickets here and add skate rentals that cost $6 if needed.
660 Terry Road, Hauppauge, L.I., NY 11788
To learn more about the Rinx, visit therinx.com/hours/ or call 631-232-3222.
The Rinx at Harborfront Park
The Harborfront Park ice rink welcomes all skates seven days a week. The fun doesn’t need rest, right?
Admission for an adult costs $11 on weekdays, $12 on weekends. For a child, it’s $8.5 and $9.5. To buy tickets, click here (add $6 skate rentals if needed).
101-A E Broadway, Port Jefferson, L.I., NY 11777
Learn about the ice rink’s schedule by visiting therinx.com/pjrinx/ or calling 631-403-4357.
Ice Rinks Available For Skating Lessons
The following ice rinks aren’t open for public skating sessions in 2021, but they’ll gladly admit you to one of their skating classes.
Iceland Long Island Ice Skating Rink
This rink offers you skating lessons for kids and adults and hockey clinics. A 7-week course with classes once a week will cost you $185.
3345 Hillside Ave, New Hyde Park, L.I., NY 11040
Find out more by visiting icelandlongisland.com/ or calling 516-746-1100.
Iceworks has programs for skating, freestyle, and hockey. Their skating program is divided into ten classes based on age and skill level.
175 Underhill Blvd, Syosset, L.I., NY 11791
To sign up for classes, visit nhl.com/islanders/iceworks or call 516-496-2277.
Long Island Sports Hub
In Long Island Sports Hub, you can learn how to skate or play hockey. There are options to attend private or group training.
165 Eileen Way, Syosset, L.I., NY 11791
Visit lisportshub.com or call 516-364-4000 to learn more or to sign up for lessons.
Northwell Health Ice Center at Eisenhower Park
The Skating School of Northwell Health Ice Center has lessons for all ages and skill levels. A 5-week session (with 30-min classes) will teach you how to skate with confidence for $119. Besides the Learn To Skate program, they also offer private lessons and off-ice training.
200 Merrick Ave, East Meadow, L.I., NY 11554
Find out more about the ice skating Long Island lessons by visiting northwellhealthicecenter.com/ or calling 516-441-0070.
Ice Rinks Closed for 2021
The skating facilities included in this section usually have public skating sessions and lessons, but they aren’t open for the 2021 winter season. But I’m sure that they’ll open their doors to all skaters soon.
Deer Park Tanger Ice Rink
The Tanger Ice Rink is usually open seven days a week. And it also holds special skating sessions – Cheap Skate, 2 For Tuesday, School Days, and College Nights.
Cheap Skate and School Day offer you free skate rental. 2 For Tuesday gives you one free ticket when you buy one. And College Nights provide you with a $2 discount.
Normally, an adult ticket costs $10, and children under five years old can skate for free. Skate rentals cost $4.
Tanger Outlets at 152 The Arches Circle Deer Park, L.I., NY 11729
Check for updates on their opening date by visiting tangericerink.com/ or calling 631-940-9750.
The Rinx at Wyandanch Plaza
Located in the Wyandanch Village, this outdoor rink will be a pleasure to skate in when they open for the next season. For admission, you’ll have to pay $8 for an adult and $5 for a child.
The Rinx also offers skating lessons, which are suitable for all ages and levels. A 7-week course will cost $99 (skate rentals included).
40 Station Dr., Wyandanch, L.I., NY 11798
To check the opening date of the Rinx, visit therinx.com/WP/ or call 631-643-2050.
Have fun ice skating Long Island!!