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The Best Ice Skating Spots in Southern New England

January 10th, 2019 4:12 PM by Christopher Terry


With the new year starting and the long winter fully unfolding, finding ways to break up the cabin fever is on everybody’s mind. This weekend instead of sitting inside, why not enjoy an evening sipping on hot chocolate and ice skating around a rink with your family and friends? Now that the holidays have passed and the world has begun to settle into the long month of January, we’ve listed our favorite places to go ice skating in Southern New England this winter. 

The Providence Rink at Alex and Ani City Center

Located in the middle of Providence, RI, the Rink at Alex and Ani City Center is one of the highlights of a Southern New England winter. From 10am to 10pm every day, locals enjoy scooting around in the winter wonderland. The rink also features ice bumper cars, but be sure to reserve them early each season, as they have limited time slots and book up fast!

If you don’t know how to skate but want to learn, the Providence Rink offers private lessons by appointment only. For more information on scheduled lessons and fees click here

The rink admission costs $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under and seniors (65+). Skate rentals are $6 and locker rentals are $3. The rink is open to the public daily, but be sure to check online prior to attending because it does close in the case of bad weather.

Gurney’s Newport Skating Center

We were all disappointed when we discovered that the Newport Skating Rink at the Wharf would no longer be open, but the coastal city couldn’t be without a skating rink for long. This past December, Gurney’s Newport Skating Center opened at the waterfront resort. Situated on Goat Island and surrounded by Narragansett Bay, Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina is a location better known for summer cocktails by the water and elaborate weddings than family fun. This winter though, you can enjoy the beautiful water view while ice skating with the family. 

Open through February, guests and locals alike are invited to join in the fun. The rink is open daily for guests, visitors and locals from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Out of town-ers can also book the "Stay and Skate" Package now for unlimited skating, late checkout, and more.  

Admission will cost $7, with different specials for children, seniors and military. Skate rentals will cost $5. Different pricing would apply to private parties, which can be organized through Gurney’s.

Posted by Christopher Terry on January 10th, 2019 4:12 PM

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