Here's Where to Go Ice Skating in the Hudson Valley
Chase the winter blues by hitting the ice — hopefully, not literally.
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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