12 Places To Go Ice Skating in the Delaware Valley
Outdoor rinks, skating clubs and more
It’s the season for ice skating, and more than enough ice rinks are open for public skating across the Delaware Valley. Choose from outdoor rinks, skating clubs that offer lessons, the Philadelphia Flyers’ own training center and more. Please confirm with venues regarding current COVID-19 health and safety protocols before visiting.
Power Play Rinks
Where: 710 Haywood Drive, Exton, PA 19341
Cost: $10; $3 skate rental
Power Play Rinks celebrates 20 years of business this year. It offers public skating and ice hockey programs, figure skating and speed-skating lessons.
Philadelphia Skating Club
Where: 220 Holland Ave., Ardmore, PA 19003
You’ll find multiple ways to enjoy a fun outing to the ice rink at America’s first skating club. The Philadelphia Skating Club hosts a Sunday Family Skate and open public skating on Friday evenings.
Premier Orthopaedics IceWorks
Where: 3100 Dutton Mill Road, Aston, PA 19014
Cost: Free for ages 4 and younger; $10 for ages 5 and older; $2 skate rental (free on Wednesday)
The skating sessions at Premier Orthopaedics IceWorks are fun for all ages and experience levels, perfect for an afternoon or evening out with the family.
Where: 1018 Darby Road, Havertown, PA 19038
Cost: $6 for ages 6 and younger; $8 for ages 7 and older, $3 for older adults; $2 skate rental
Home to multiple high school ice hockey teams, the Skatium is an ideal place for young people to get skating lessons. It offers both public skate and open hockey sessions multiple times a week.
Springfield Ice Rink
Where: 400 W. Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064
Cost: $8; $2 skate rental
Spend your weekends at the Springfield Ice Rink, where public skating is open to the public Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons..
Flyers Training Center
Where: 601 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043
Cost: $10; $5 skate rental
Local ice hockey fans will be thrilled to skate on the same rink that the Philadelphia Flyers practice on. Sessions are available at various times throughout the week, and Voorhees residents skate for free on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.
Hollydell Ice Arena
Where: 601 Hollydell Drive, Sewell, NJ 08080
Hollydell Ice Arena offers public skating sessions for anyone who wants to skate recreationally. The arena also has sessions for those interested in practicing hockey skills, playing a pick-up ice hockey game and practicing figure skating (additional charges apply).
Igloo Ice Rink
Where: 3033 Fostertown Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Cost: $16 for adults, $10 for older adults, $10 for ages 4 and younger, $10 for military; skate rental free
All ages are invited to come skate with family and friends at the Igloo Ice Rink in Mount Laurel.
WinterFest Ice Skating at Cooper River Park
Where: Corner of Cuthbert Boulevard and Park Avenue, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Cost: Free for ages 4 and younger, $5.50 for ages 5-12, $7.50 for adults, $5.50 for veterans and older adults; $6 skate rental
Featuring a 60-by-120-foot outdoor ice rink, Camden County’s Cooper River Park transforms into a winter wonderland with twinkling lights and food vendors.
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
Where: 101 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Cost: $5; $10 skate rental
This Delaware River waterfront spot is another fun place in the city for outdoor ice skating. Not only is there a skating rink at the Blue Cross RiverRink’s Winterfest, but fire pits, games, food, drinks, and thousands of sparking lights also enliven this destination.
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Ice Rink
Where: Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
Cost: $5 for ages 10 and younger, $7 for adults; $10 skate rental
Dilworth Park, in front of City Hall, transforms into a winter wonderland all season. The Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Ice Rink is open for outdoor ice skating. The Wintergarden is an inviting place to sit among twinkling lights, and the Rothman Orthopaedics Institute Cabin serves seasonal dishes and cocktails.
Wissahickon Skating Club
Where: 550 W. Willow Grove Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118
Cost: $7; $3 skate rental
Enjoy public skating on Saturday afternoons at the Wissahickon Skate Club, which offers skating and hockey lessons.
This piece first appeared in the January 2022 issue of MetroKids.