Ice Skating Rinks in Brooklyn
This is a relatively new recreation area in Prospect Park, named for a local real estate family which helped fund the center. There are two skating rinks – one open air, the other indoors, so you have choices depending on the weather.
Skating sessions are 9am to 5pm weekdays, longer on weekends, when it can get crowded.
Lakeside is in Prospect Park, near Ocean Avenue and Lincoln Road entrance
Adults: $7.25; $10 on weekends. Weekend pricing begins on Fridays at 4:00 p.m.
Seniors (60 & older): $7.25; $10 on weekends. Weekend pricing begins on Fridays at 4:00 p.m.
Children (12 & under): $7.25; $10 on weekends. Weekend pricing begins on Fridays at 4:00 p.m.
Skate Rental: $7
Named for the beloved former Brooklyn Borough President and NYC City Council President, the indoor Abe Stark Rink is home to both teen and adult divisions of the New York Stars Ice Hockey team, a member of the Greater New York City Ice Hockey League.
Local high school teams also use the rink regularly, and public skating sessions vary by day, in between team practice and games.
Operated by the NYC Dept of Parks, so there are low prices and minimal amenities.
Abe Stark Rink is at Coney Island Boardwalk and West 19th Street
- Skating is $10,
- Skate rental is $5.
This NHL-sized indoor rink is open year-round, with weekday skating sessions from 11am to 3:45pm, Saturdays 1:45pm to 6pm and Sundays 12:30pm to 6pm, plus additional evening sessions on weekends. There’s also a large and comfortable lounge to relax before or after.
There also are ice bumper car sessions on weekends in between the ice skating sessions. Bumper cars must be reserved in advance, and often sell out.
Aviator Sports is Floyd Bennett Field, Flatbush Avenue and Belt Parkway
- Adults $12,
- Kids 11 and under $10;
- Skate rental $6
This large outdoor rink is In the northeast corner of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and is also operated by the NYC Dept. of Parks .
Skating sessions are 10:30am to 5:15pm Monday-Thursday, and 9am to 5:15pm on Fridays, and Noon to 4:45pm on weekends. There are additional evening skate sessions on weekends, 7pm to 9:50pm.
World Ice Arena is 131-04 Meridian Road, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
- Adults including Seniors (60 & older): $7 weekdays; $10 weekends (starting Friday 7 p.m.); $10 holidays
- Children (12 & under): $7 weekdays; $10 weekends (starting Friday 7 p.m.); $10 holidays
- Skate Rental: $6. You must wear socks to rent skates.
- Lock Rental; Coin-operated lockers are available for rent ($0.75 per use).
This large indoor rink has limited public skating hours due to league hockey and scheduled classes, so call or check online before you head out.
Pricing and hours vary.
47-32 32nd Place, between 47th and 48th Avenues
- $7 Wednesday Noon to 3:50pm
- $10 Sunday 11:40am to 2:20pm
- $10 Holidays including all school vacation week
- $6 Skate rental per person.(Must wear socks)
- Coin operated lockers available for $.75
Ice Skating Rinks in Staten Island
This large skating rink in Clove Lakes Park is tucked under a huge heated bubble, so it’s a wonderful hybrid that can be described as either indoor or outdoor. Bundle up anyway.
Open weekends and holidays only, so check the NYC Dept. of Parks website link before heading out.
WW II Veterans War Memorial rink is in Clove Lakes Park, Victory Boulevard, west of Clove Road
- Price: $10;
- Skate rental $5
This is Staten Island’s only year-round ice-skating rink, used mostly for open ice hockey games and private skating lessons during the week
That pretty much limits public skating hours to Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons, plus most holidays.
So be sure to check the website before heading out.
The Pavillion is at 3080 Arthur Kill Rd., Tottenville
- Adults $13, kids $11;
- Skate rental $7
This posting has been published each fall since 2015 and is updated annually, including for 2019, since prices and hours change.
I’m also the author of several NYC and Hudson Valley guidebooks, including my latest, 100 Things to Do in NYC Before You Die.