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5 Incredible Places to Go Ice Skating in and Around Delaware This Winter

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Grab a friend, significant other or even the whole family and spend the day ice skating at one of these local rinks.

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

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

Here are five ice skating rinks around Delaware that are offering public skate 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 fundamentals of skating with help from the ice center’s staff members. You can also attend one of the public skate times and spend the day skating away on the open ice. Admission is $10 per person with a free skate rental. Check out the daily rink schedules to see when public skate is available.  

The Skating Club of Wilmington

1301 Carruthers Lane, Wilmington; 656-5005  

In March 1964, the Skating Club of Wilmington opened its indoor skating rink, bringing ice skating to Wilmington nine months out of the year. Today, locals can venture over to The Skating Club of Wilmington for terrific ice time. Regular sessions occur on Wednesdays for $5 per person, with skate rental included, and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for $10 per person, with a $2 skate rental. Masks are required in the building for all visitors on and off the ice.  

 

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Centre Ice Arena 

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

The Centre Ice Arena at the Delaware State Fair offers a variety of incredible wintertime programs, including public skate, learn to skate and bumper cars on ice. Bump your friends and family around the ice for hysterical fun or enjoy the day ice skating. Don’t know how to skate? Don’t worry, the Centre Ice Arena offers a learn to skate program to help you get 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 twist on skating with colorful laser beams, black lights and image projections. Public skating is available on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. Masks must be always worn while in the arena. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. There is an additional $3 charge for skate rentals.  

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’s Winterfest has brought sparkling lights, warming cabins, arcade games, delicious food and outdoor skating to the Delaware River Waterfront in Philadelphia. See fantastic views of the Delaware River while skating underneath twinkling lights.  

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