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Fun Long Island Ice Skating Rinks to Check Out this Winter

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Long Island Ice Skating Rinks

Now that the temperatures have dropped and the holiday season is upon us, crowds are making a triumphant return to their local ice skating rink. Whether you’re an indoor or outdoor rink kind of person, here are some of the top Long Island ice skating rinks. Besides, is there a more quintessential winter activity?

The Top Long Island Ice Skating Rinks

Cantiague Park

For a warm, cozy Long Island ice skating rink that’s also indoors, look no further than Cantiague Park in Hicksville. This family-friendly rink has tons of activities depending on you or your child’s interests and skill level.

From skating lessons to hockey teams and even birthday parties, they truly have it all. Not to mention, this magnificent facility has played host to Olympic gold medalist Nancy Kerrigan, who performed there in 2004. The New York Islanders even used it as a practice facility from 1979 through 1992. 

Long Island Ice Skating Rinks

Grant Park

For those looking for the full winter ice skating experience, pay a visit to the outdoor rink at Grant Park in Hewlett, a Nassau County institution since 1955. From now until March, it will be open for skating lessons, ice charters and even hockey games.

Best of all, Grant Park doesn’t have any residency requirements, so anyone can visit for a nice leisurely skate! You can find the rink’s 2018-2019 public hours here and its open hockey hours here. Just remember, it’s closed on Christmas and New Years’ Day.

Long Island Ice Skating Rinks

Port Washington Skating Center

As a family-owned and operated business, the Port Washington Skating Center is completely committed to providing a fun, local rink for area families. Even if you don’t know how to skate, they have plenty of group and one-on-one programs to help you feel more comfortable and confident on the ice.

You can also click here to view their special holiday schedule. From December 22 to January 2, there will be extra extended skating sessions, hockey mini-camps, puck shoots, father-son hockey and much more.

Long Island Ice Skating Rinks

Northwell Health Ice Center

If you want to skate like the pros, check out the Northwell Health Ice Center in East Meadow’s Eisenhower Park. Since it also serves as the New York Islanders practice facility, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they have several ice hockey lessons and programs.

However, their huge outdoor Long Island ice skating rink also has plenty of public skating sessions available. You can find the pricing and schedule here.

Long Island Ice Skating Rinks

Long Island ice skating rinks are perfect for getting together with family and friends to enjoy the winter or celebrate the holiday season.


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