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Your Ice Skating Brooklyn Guide!

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Your ice skating Brooklyn guide from where to go, when to go, and the best Brooklyn ice rinks for a fun winter activity in the city!

Most of the skating season at the different ice skating Brooklyn locations start around mid-November through the end of March, but we also gave an option that’s all year long!

The seasonal Brooklyn ice rinks can vary season to season so it’s good to double-check before your visit if you’re visiting on the shoulder of peak skate season!

Here are the best Brooklyn ice rinks to check out!

Ice Skating Brooklyn Tips

All Brooklyn ice rinks do not allow you to take bags or personal items onto the rinks while you’re ice skating. Almost every facility has lockers you can use. Most facilities make you rent lockers while others you need to just bring your own lock.

If you have a non-skater going with you, they can always watch your stuff to avoid paying for a locker rental.

Every single ice skating rinks in Brooklyn mentioned in this guide with the exception of the open skating at Barclays Center offer ice skating rentals as well as rentals for helmets, other safety equipment, and skate aids.

Most of these facilities have concessions for food and drink!

Last, if you own your own pair of skates and would like to have them sharpened, most of the ice skating rinks in Brooklyn offer sharpening services so you can easily maintain your skates!

Happy skating!

Ice Skating Rinks in Brooklyn

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Rooftop Winterland Rink at Pier 17

 

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One of the most exciting and popular places in our ice skating Brooklyn guide is the gorgeous rooftop Winterland Rink at Pier 17.

This is not only one of the best ice skating rinks in Brooklyn, but in the city due to its location on a rooftop at Pier 17. Skate the skyline with panoramic views of the Manhattan city skyline, East River, Brooklyn Bridge, and other famous NYC city landmarks.

This Brooklyn ice rink is the only rooftop open-air place to skate in the entire city!

The Winterland Ice Rink is 5,400 square-feet which is pretty impressive considering its location. In addition to the ice rink there is also a skate shop, concessions for food and drink, a hut that you can warm up in that’s fully heated to protect you from the cold on an extra blustery winter day.

Besides ice skating at this Brooklyn ice rink you can also curling, broomball, and even fitness classes! There are also skate lessons available for those who want to improve their skating skills or are just beginners!

Watch out as they often have weekly specials like happy hours, discounts, and themed nights each season!

They also offer special champagne packages for anyone looking for a little bubbly while they are enjoying the most amazing views of the city after their ice skating session.

Their champagne experience and package includes a glass of champagne when you’re done skating, ice rink admission, and rentals! The cost is $41 a person during non-peak times and $50 per person during peak times!

The entrance for The Rooftop at Pier 17 Winterland is on the Southside opposite Brooklyn Bridge of the Pier 17 building. There is an entrance for people who need special accessibility options using the elevators at the west entrance.

Prices for Rooftop Winterland Rink at Pier 17

Mondays through Thursdays $15 rink admission or $23 for rink admission and skate rentals

Fridays through Sundays $18 rink admission or $35 for rink admission and skate rentals

Children under the age of 5 are free with a paying adult

*Be sure to book online in advance to secure a skating session as this is one of the most popular and high in demand ice skating rinks in Brooklyn.

You can also choose to get a membership which includes discounts, guest passes, unlimited access to the rink, one locker rental included in your visit, skate rentals, and other extra perks.

There are different levels of memberships starting as low as $50 up to $155 depending on which package you select.

Locker rentals range from $7.00 to $11.00

Skate aid $20.00

Skate rental $8.00

Skate Sharpening $13

*If you’re a local you might be able to get some extra special discounts for their neighborhood specials at this Brooklyn ice rink! If you live in the zip codes of 10002, 10004, 10005, 10006, 10007, 10038, or 10280 and can prove with an ID you get a 30% on all skating packages!

LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park

 

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Another great pick for our ice skating Brooklyn guide is the LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park where there are not one but two ice skating rinks!

Located in one of the most popular Brooklyn parks, you can enjoy skating, broomball, hockey, and curling at these fun Brooklyn ice rinks!

See our full guide to ice skating in Prospect Park for more information. Find the two ice rinks at the LeFrak Center at 171 East Drive.

Admission for the Prospect Park ice skating rinks

Weekdays admission $7.50 per person

Weekend admission $11.00 per person

Skate rentals $8.00 per person – they carry sizes starting at size 8 in youth all the way to size 15 in adult.

Knee pads or elbow pads $3 per set per person

Penguin Skate Aids are $12.00 for 30 minutes or $17 for an hour.

Helmet rentals $6.00 per person

Skate Sharpening $13.00

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Aviator Sports & Events Center

 

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One of the best places on our ice skating Brooklyn guide if you’re looking to ice skate all year long is at Aviator Sports & Event Center! This facility won the best ice skating rink in Brooklyn and is the only ice rink in New York City open all year long!

They offer two NHL size indoor ice rinks with all the ice sport activities available at their facility as well as the exciting ice bumper cars for some extra fun activities on the weekends!

The ice bumper cars take place on Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sundays. The ice bumper cars take up only a section of one of the ice rinks and is blocked off so that the rest of the rink is used for public skating.

You can also come here for skate lessons, free skating, hockey, curling, and broomball. There’s also a restaurant on-site if you or your family gets hungry or you want to plan around a whole day of activities here.

This is also a great venue for parties and you can rent out an entire ice rink for birthday parties or any other private event you’d like to host.

Admission for the Aviator Sports & Event Center ice skating rinks

Non-member admission for adults is $12.00 or $10.00 for children under the age of 11

Annual Members admission for adults is $10.80 or $9.00 for children under the age of 11

Skate rentals are $5.00

Lockers are FREE! Just bring your own lock

Ice Bumper Car 15-minute sessions are $13 per person

Ice Bumper Car & Ice Skating Admission Combo is $26.00 for 4.5 hours of fun!

Abe Stark Skating Arena

 

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One of the most fun ice skating rinks in Brooklyn is located at Coney Island! This is more of a locals spot since Coney Island doesn’t see alot of tourists or visitors in the winter months.

Named after a three-term Brooklyn borough president who served throughout the 1950s and 1960s who was so loved by his community he was nicknamed, “Mr. Brooklyn.”

Here at this Brooklyn ice rink, you can find public ice skating sessions, private lessons, ice skating classes, hockey and more from the months of October through March.

They typically offer extended hours during the holidays and holiday breaks too at this community favorite for ice skating Brooklyn! Also, even though the amusement parks aren’t open, there are still things to do at Coney Island open all season here and worth checking out without the summer crowds!

Admission for Abe Stark Arena Ice Skating Rink

Admission for all ages is $10.00

Ice Skate Rentals are $5.00

Lockers available for rent at the facility

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Open Skate at Barclays Center

Probably the most unique pick for our ice skating Brooklyn guide is getting to skate around where the New York Islanders NHL hockey team plays their games on the open skate days at Barclays Center!

This is not a regular occurrence, so you’ll want to check before your visit or check in when the NHL season starts to see if the Barclays Center announced any public open skate sessions!

Be sure to keep a close eye as passes for this experience is always limited and you’ll need to secure a reservation online.

You must have your own skates and there are no storage lockers on the premise so you don’t want to bring valuables as they will not be allowed on this famous Brooklyn ice rink.

You’ll also need a parent or guardian with you if you are under the age of 18 years old.

The cost of this experience is usually $5 which is actually used as a donation benefiting the Barclays Event Center Foundation.

Find more information here!

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