The Best Indoor Ice-Skating Rinks on Long Island for Families
Winter has definitely arrived! But Long Islanders don't let the especially cold temperatures stop them from having their winter fun. That's why we love indoor ice-skating. There are rinks all over the isle that allow you to enjoy this fun activity without having to endure the winter chill. Typically, they are well known for great lesson programs and free-skate time frames where fun activities and music accompanies the skaters. But there are so many, where do you begin in deciding which to take your clan to? Worry not; we've rounded up the top indoor rinks on the Island for you.
480 W. John St, Hicksville
Rates: Nassau County residents with a Leisure Pass $7, children 17 and under $5; nonresidents $20, children 17 and under $14. Skate rental: $5.
Cantiague’s indoor ice skating rink is a magnificent facility that is used by recreational skaters and hockey teams. The rink has also played host to Olympic gold medalists such as Nancy Kerrigan, who performed there in 2004, and was the New York Islanders' practice facility from 1979 to 1992. Skating lessons are available, as is skate rental. Ice rentals are also available on weekdays until 3 p.m., with fees of $325 per hour for proprietary groups and $295 for nonprofits. The rink also has a snack bar and bleacher seating.
Dix Hills Ice Rink
575 Vanderbilt Pkwy, Dix Hills
Rates: Town of Huntington residents with a Recreation ID $7.50, teenagers $7, children $6, seniors $5. Without ID $12; teens, children, and seniors $9. Skate rental: $4.
Daily lessons are offered and during the week, you likely can just show up and drop into a lesson. Public skating sessions are also offered daily and skate rentals are available. Click here for more information.
3345 Hillside Ave, New Hyde Park
Rates: $6–$8, skate rental $4
Iceland offers public skating sessions Friday through Sunday and has a well-organized skating school for future figure skaters and a youth hockey league as well. The rink is also available for party rentals, and frequent clinics are offered for all ages, even for Mom and Dad. Click here for more information.
Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink
65 Arrandale Ave (in the Parkwood Sports Complex), Great Neck
Rates: Great Neck residents with Park Card $7, children and seniors $5; nonresidents $10, children $6. Skate rental $3.50.
This renovated indoor rink with an outdoor feel (it's really cold in there!) is home to the Great Neck youth hockey program and also offers figure-skating and ice-skating lessons, as well as public skating. Click here for a schedule of public skate times.
Freeport Recreation Center Ice Rink
130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport
Rates: Freeport residents $6, children $5, seniors $4; nonresidents $8, children $6, seniors $5, Skate rental $4.
Freeport’s ice rink has public skating sessions, lessons, and a youth hockey league. It hosts birthday parties and even has family skating nights ($15 for a family of four, includes skate rental). Click here for the public-skating schedule.
Long Beach Ice Arena
150 W. Bay Dr., Long Beach
Rates: $8, children $6, seniors $5; with resident discount pass $5, children and seniors $3. Skate rental $4.
*Unfortunately, due to Hurricane Sandy, this ice skating rink is currently closed and undergoing renovations for at least two months. Check back regularly to see when they are up and running.*
This arena too hosts lessons, a league, and birthday parties. Click here for the public-skate schedule.
Port Washington Family Skating Center
70 Seaview Blvd., Port Washington
Rates: $7, skate rental $4
This great indoor rink features lessons, hockey leagues and camps, and exhibitions and hosts birthday parties. Click here for the schedule for public skating.
660 Terry Rd.,Hauppauge
Admission: Weekdays: $10, Friday night $12, children $7.50, seniors $4.50; weekends, holidays, and school vacation days: $11, children $8.50, seniors $5.50. (Islip residents with recreation card receive $1 off adult admission.) Skate rental $5.50.
Long Island’s largest ice rink facility, the Rinx features two indoor rinks. It offers lessons, leagues, and at least one public-skating session a day, and hosts birthday parties. Click here for the public-skating schedule.
Superior Ice Rink
270 Indian Head Rd., Kings Park
Admission: $9, Friday night 11, children 4-11 $7, children 3 and under and seniors $5 (includes skate rental). Skate rental $4.
This hockey-heavy rink offers skating lessons, hockey leagues, public-skating sessions, and birthday parties. Click here for the public-skating schedule.
The Huntington Winter Club
486 W. Main St., Huntington
Call 631-421-3889 for membership rates
This is a private recreational facility with a great rink. It offers lessons and a hockey league. Call 631-421-3889 for more information.
Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center
Bethpage Community Park, 1001 Stewart Ave., Bethpage
Rates: Town residents: $6; children 5-17 $5; seniors, volunteer firefighters, and auxiliary police officers $4. Nonresidents: $10; children 5-17 $7, seniors, volunteer firefighters, and auxiliary police officers $5. Children 2-4 $2; children under 2 free. Skate rental $3.
This NHL-regulation-size rink offers all of usual amenities of an ice rink—lessons, public skating sessions, hockey leagues—and then some, including a brick fireplace. Click here for the public-skating schedule.
175 Underhill Blvd., Syosset
The official practice facility of the Islanders, Iceworks offers a very well-organized learn-to-skate program, as well as hockey leagues, and freestyle figure skating. It also offers one of the few girls’ hockey programs as well as open hockey for adults in the evenings. It doesn't, however, offer open-skate sessions. Check out the website for lesson and program times and more information.