5 amazing places to ice skate in and around Delaware this winter


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Grab a friend, loved one or even the whole family and spend the day skating on one of them at one of these Delaware rinks.

* Call ahead or check online to confirm COVID-19 protocols and openings.

The winter months can seem dull as the weather freezes and snow covers every inch of dirt. But it doesn’t have to be that bad! Make the most of this winter season by participating in traditional activities such as ice skating.

Here are five rinks around Delaware that offer public skating sessions this winter.

The Patriot Ice Center

101 John F. Campbell Drive, Newark; 266-0777

Grab a friend or two and learn to skate at the Patriot Ice Center in Newark. Learn the basics of skating with the help of the ice center staff. You can also attend one of the public skating hours and spend the day skating on the open ice. Admission is $ 10 per person with free skate rental. Check the daily rink schedules to see when public skating is available.

Wilmington Skating Club

1301 Carruthers Lane, Wilmington; 656-5005

In March 1964, the Skating Club of Wilmington opened its indoor rink, bringing ice skating to Wilmington nine months a year. Today, locals can venture to the Skating Club of Wilmington for some fantastic ice cream moment. Regular sessions take place Wednesdays for $ 5 per person, with skate rental included, and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for $ 10 per person, with skate rental at $ 2. Masks are mandatory in the building for all visitors on and off the ice rink.

Skating center

18500 S. DuPont Hwy., Harrington; 398-3269

Delaware State Fair’s Center Ice Arena offers a variety of incredible winter programs, including public skating, learning to skate, and bumper cars on ice. Move your friends and family around the ice for some hysterical fun or enjoy the day of ice skating. Don’t you know how to skate? Don’t worry, the Ice Arena Center offers an Introductory Skating Program to get you started.

Fred rust arena

547 S. College Ave., Newark; 831-2868

Enjoy seasonal skating by visiting the Fred Rust Ice Arena in Newark, courtesy of the University of Delaware. The arena offers an exciting touch to skating with colorful laser beams, black lights and projected images. Public skating is available Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Masks must always be worn in the arena. Admission is $ 7 for adults and $ 5 for children 12 and under. There is an additional charge of $ 3 for skate rental.

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

101 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia; 215-925-7465

Want to skate outdoors this winter? For 28 seasons, the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest has brought sparkling lights, heated cabanas, arcade games, delicious food, and outdoor skating to the Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia. Take in fantastic views of the Delaware River while skating under twinkling lights.

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