Here's Where to Go Ice Skating in the Hudson Valley

Chase the winter blues by hitting the ice — hopefully, not literally.


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Scenic Views

Bear Mountain Ice Rink

Rent skates, bring you own, or pay only $2 if you are a non-skater or senior; open most holidays, including Martin Luther King Day and President’s Day. Bonus: the nearby carousel has a snack bar with alcoholic beverages.  

Bear Mountain State Park, www.bearmountainicerink.com

 

Bowdoin Park

You can glide across a 76-by-80-foot skating rink while enjoying expansive views of the nearby Hudson River; families also love the gentle sledding hills in this bucolic, 301-acre park.

Wappingers Falls, 845.298.4600

 

Indoor Favorites

McCann Ice Arena

Lots of public sessions (packages available), plus learn-to-skate and play programs, hockey and figure-skating camps, and more. There’s even an Adult Skating Coffee Club!

Poughkeepsie, www.midhudsonciviccenter.org

 

Ice Time Sports Complex

Under the Mid-Hudson Civic Center umbrella, this rink offers similar programs as McCann Ice Arena. Be sure to check out DJ Skate Night each Friday through March.

Newburgh, www.midhudsonciviccenter.org

 

Kiwanis Ice Rink

Public sessions, lessons, clubs, plus a try-hockey-for-free program (age 5-9) and drop-in hockey sessions for students and adults. Senior citizens skate for $5 on weekdays.

Saugerties, www.kiwanisicearena.com

 

Hidden Gem

Bontecou Rink

This indoor rink is open to the public on Sundays from 2:15-‑4:15 p.m. through March 1; no skate rentals on site. Bonus: There’s an AZA-accredited zoo on the same property, open to visitors 365 days a year.

Mills Athletic Center, Millbrook School, www.millbrook.org/school-life/athletics/public-skating

 

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