Your ice skating Brooklyn guide from where to go, when to go, and the best Brooklyn ice rinks for a fun activity during winter in Brooklyn!
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!
Ice Skating Rinks in Brooklyn
Vale Rink at The William Vale
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One of the most exciting ice rinks in Brooklyn is on top of the William Vale luxury hotel in Williamsburg! Offering sweeping views of the Manhattan city skyline from Vale Rink’s 23rd floor location.
Their Brooklyn ice skating rink is a sustainable rink made of a synthetic material mastered and engineered by Swiss engineers using a material that does not require water or electricity to function. And because of this, guests and visitors can skate in any temperature with a backdrop of that stunning skyline!
Their sessions are limited to 10 guests at a time, so you will need to purchase your timed ticket in advance.
Prices for Vale Rink
50 minute timed sessions for adults are $20 and for children $12 which includes skate rentals.
Rooftop Winterland Rink at Pier 17
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UPDATE: Closed for the 2020-2021 winter season
One of the most exciting and popular places in our ice skating Brooklyn guide is the gorgeous rooftop Winterland Rink at Pier 17 technically in Manhattan’s Seaport neighborhood overlooking Brooklyn from the otherside of the East River!
This is not only one of the best ice skating rinks in the city, but in the city due to its location on a rooftop at Pier 17. Skate the skyline with panoramic views of the Brooklyn, East River, Brooklyn Bridge, and other famous NYC city landmarks.
This 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 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 in Seaport. 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.
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
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!
Also, be sure to check out our full guide to Coney Island in winter for more ideas!
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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Industry City Ice Rink
One of the newest additions to ice skating rinks in Brooklyn is located in Sunset Park at Industry City! If you haven’t been to Industry City yet, this is a great excuse! Besides having a really amazing ice rink, Industry City has tons of great restaurants, food halls, independent shops, artist studios, co working spaces, tons of colorful murals, and more set in a former industrial block, hence the name.
Here at this outdoor, open air Brooklyn ice rink located at court 5/6, you can find public ice skating sessions with ice skate rentals, helmet rentals, skate aid rentals, and even lockers for rent to hold your items while you skate away!
You can ice skate only on Thursdays – Sundays with varying hours only during the winter season. While you’re here be sure to enjoy all the winter activities Industry City offers too!
Be sure to dress for the weather!
Admission for IC Ice Rink
Admission for all ages is $12.00
Ice Skate Rentals are $10.00
Skate Aid Rentals are $10.00
Helmet Rentals are $5.00
Court Street Tavern Ice Skating Rink
Another fun and NEW ice rink in Brooklyn located in Carroll Gardens is the outdoor rink at Court Street Tavern on Court Street. Enjoy outdoor dining under the warmth of heat lamps surrounding this adorable ice skating in Brooklyn option!
We recommend making a table reservation in advance and enjoying their brunch!
This ice skating in Brooklyn option is only available during the winter holidays and is actually not ice! This rink is made of Glice USA ice, a newish technology and alternative to real “ice” for skating! This technology uses polymer panels that simulate the gliding feeling on ice and better yet, the surface is impact absorbent!
You need to book your reservations for this rink in advance, see their website for details, and is available from 12:15 pm too 7:15 pm daily. The reservations are for a 45-minute session and tickets include skate rentals.
Admission for Court Street Tavern Ice Rink:
Admission for all ages is $25 and include skate rentals
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.