The Jersey Shore’s mild winter weather doesn’t always provide the best climate for ice skating. Locals can still enjoy the traditional winter activity at several indoor ice rinks in the area that host public skate sessions for all ages and skill levels. Many ice rinks at the Jersey Shore even have DJ Skate nights on Friday nights — which is a great activity for a girls’ night out, a group hang, or a sporty date night. It is a guaranteed good time no matter how much experience one has on the ice. Just remember to wear warm layers, hats and gloves, and comfortable skating socks. Keep reading for a list of indoor and outdoor ice skating rink options at the Jersey Shore.
Howell Ice Arena | 269 Squankum Road, Farmingdale
Public skating sessions are available every day, all year round at Howell Ice Arena. Admission for public skating is $11 and skate rentals are $5. Skaters have their choice of skates (with toepick) or Hockey Skates. Call (732) 919-7800 for information about Howell Ice Arena’s public skating schedule.
The Ice Palace | 197 Chambersbridge Road, Brick
Catch a hockey game or head out onto the ice with a live DJ. Public skate prices for adults are $10, seniors are $5, and kids 11 and under cost $8. Skate rentals are $5. DJ Skate’s run every Friday night from 7:30PM to 10PM. Admission to DJ Night is $20 for all ages, which includes skate rentals. The Ice Palace also features girls-only and boys-only public skate sessions on select days. The public skating schedule can be found on The Ice Palace website.
Jersey Shore Arena | 1215 Wyckoff Road, Wall
Public skating sessions are available every day at the Jersey Shore Arena in Wall, New Jersey. General admission public skate pricing for all ages is $11. Skate rental on-site is $5. Don’t miss DJ Skate nights at Jersey Shore Arena, which are public skate sessions soundtracked to popular songs with strobe lighting. Daily Public Skating is generally Monday through Friday 10AM -to1PM, Friday and Saturday nights 8PM to 10:15PM, Saturdays 12PM to 1:50PM, and Sundays 1PM to 3PM. Call Jersey Shore Arena at (732) 919-7070 for more information.
Middletown Sports Complex | 214 Harmony Road, Middletown Township
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Middletown Sports Complex offers a variety of fun opportunities for Jersey Shore residents to learn how to ice skate, play ice hockey, swim, attend summer camp, throw birthday parties and so much more. The sports complex hosts public skates for all ages and skill levels. There is a $10 admission fee for public skates and a $5 skate rental fee. For DJ Nights, admission is $20. Middletown Sports Complex’s public skating schedule can be found on its website.
Red Bank Armory Ice Complex | 76 Chestnut Street, Red Bank
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The Red Bank Armory Ice Complex is a premier ice skating facility in Red Bank, New Jersey — right next to the NJTransit train station — that welcomes skaters of all ages and experience levels. The Red Bank Armory Ice Complex offers public skating sessions on Friday nights from 8:15PM to 9:45PM and Sunday afternoons from 1:15PM to 2:45PM. Admission for all ages is $10 and skate rentals are $5.
Winding River Rink | 1211 Whitesville Road, Toms River
Winding River Ice Rink has both an outdoor ice rink and a new indoor ice rink, providing various skating programs throughout the year. The rinks are home to public skating, various youth and adult hockey leagues, and figure skating. Public skate schedules can be found on the Township of Toms River’s calendar or on the Winding River Ice Rink Facebook Page.