Here’s Where to Go Ice Skating in the Hudson Valley

Lace up the ice skates and hit an indoor or outdoor rink for winter fun with friends and family in the Hudson Valley.

Even if it doesn’t snow too much this winter, the Hudson Valley still has so much cold-weather fun in store at these ice rinks. Popular local parks, shopping centers, and sports complexes boast chilly spots to tear up the ice. Whether you’re a figure skater, hockey player, or an amateur just looking to practice your skills, get out on the rink and experience all the joys of ice skating this season.

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Bear Mountain Ice Rink

3020 Seven Lakes Drive, Tomkins Cove

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Rent skates, bring you own, or pay only $5 for admission into the open-air rink. Skate rentals, skate sharpening, and parking at the Bear Mountain Ice Rink are all $10 apiece. There are no reservations, but tickets for public skate sessions go on sale approximately one hour before at the front window.

Bowdoin Park

85 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls

You can glide across Bowdoin Park’s skating rink while enjoying expansive views of the nearby Hudson River; families also love the gentle sledding hills in this bucolic, 301-acre park in Southern Dutchess County.

City of Middletown Ice Skating Rink

1-31 Union Street, Middletown

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Right around the corner from Middletown’s skate park is their seasonal outdoor ice skating rink. The rink is nestled downtown and within walking distance from popular stores and restaurants, and skate rentals are only $1 on a first-come-first-serve basis. Starting on January 6, the rink will have themed Saturday skating sessions complete with music and fun for the family.

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

600 State Route 44/55, Highland

Part of the winter stay experience at Rocking Horse Ranch, the ice skating rink here is an open-air beauty surrounded by twinkling lights. Skate rentals are included, and a firepit next to the rink is ideal for relaxing with a cup of hot cocoa.

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Indoor Favorites

Brewster Ice Arena

63 Fields Lane, Brewster

With three indoor ice rinks and one outdoor rink that’s open during the winter months, Brewster Ice Arena has a lot to offer. Private lessons with the skating school, a medley of hockey programs, a restaurant and bar, and ice rentals for parties make this destination so much more than just an ice rink.

Hommocks Park Ice Rink

140 Hommocks Road, Larchmont

Since 1975, this enclosed skating rink has been a must for families in Westchester. The venue has public skate, hockey sessions, and special events throughout the year, so there’s something for everyone here.

IceTime Sports Complex

21 Lakeside Road, Newburgh

Under the Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center umbrella, this rink offers similar programs as McCann Ice Arena. The complex has two full sports rinks, with opportunities for ice hockey, public skating, and even learn-to-skate sessions.

Kiwanis Ice Arena

6 Small World Avenue, Saugerties

Go for the figure skating, public skating, or ice hockey to get moving during the winter months in the Hudson Valley. Kiwanis also offers birthday parties and private skate sessions for anyone who wants to host a cold-weather event here.

McCann Ice Arena

14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie

McCann Ice Arena has long been a destination for figure skating, public skating, and ice hockey in Poughkeepsie. Private lessons are available for all ages, and the arena hosts birthday parties, too.

Palisades Center Ice Rink

4900 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack

Head to the mall for a day of shopping, then stay for a spin around the ice rink. Public skating is the major draw here, with hockey clinics, stick time, and figure skating sessions available as well.

Hidden Gem

Mohonk Mountain House Pavilion Ice Rink

1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz

Sure you know Mohonk is home to dreamy stays and stunning views. But did you know it also has a picture-perfect skating rink? Situated above the lake in an open-air pavilion, the rink is available to day guests for a fee and to overnight guests on a complimentary basis. Between skating sessions, warm up with a hot chocolate in front of an impressive 39-foot-tall stone fireplace.

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