Skating in a Winter Wonderland



The best outdoor ice skating rinks in the Hudson Valley

What's better than ice skating at your local ice arena? How about ice skating outdoors in a winter wonderlandWe searched high and low for the best outdoor ice rinks in the Valley... don't miss these great skate spots this winter!

Mohonk Mountain House Pavilion Ice Rink
1000 Mountain Rest Rd
., New Paltz, NY 12561
845-256-2775

Ensconced in the historic winter resort, the award-winning ice rink is open from Thanksgiving to late March. Enjoy recreational skating or exciting games such as broom ball on the 9,375 square foot refrigerated rink. The rink also has a party room that can accommodate small or large ice skating parties. Fee (includes rentals): $17 per person midweek, $27 per person on weekends and holidays. Session times vary. Frequent skater card available for $150 for 10 sessions.


Bear Mountain Ice Rink

55 Hessian Dr., Bear Mountain, NY 10911
845-786-2701, ext. 266

Private skate sessions are available, but must be reserved by calling the office. Other winter fun includes sledding hills and trails for cross-country skiing. Fee: Adults (12 and up): $4 per person, $5 after 6 p.m.; Children aged 4-11: $3 per person, $4 after 6 p.m.; Non-skaters and seniors: $2 per person Skate rental: $4


Downing Park
123 Carpenter Ave., Newburgh, NY 12550
845-565-5559

The park announces when skating is available (usually January and February), so call beforehand. Enjoy walking trails, the Shelter House containing the park office and visitor center, and guided park tours by appointment. Fee: Free, bring your own skates


Taconic State Park- Rudd Pond
59 Rudd Pond Rd., Millerton, NY 12546
518-789-3059

Most popular in the Summer time for it's extensive hiking trails and swimming spots families flock to Taconic State Park to enjoy all the amenities the pond has to offer. In the winter months, visitors can ice skate and ice fish on the pond pending appropriate weather conditions.

59 Rudd Pond Rd., Millerton, NY 12546

518-789-3059


Fancher Davidge Park  

Lake Ave., Middletown, NY 10940
845-346-4180

Skating on the large lake is weather permitting, with lights for night skating. There is plenty of room for hockey games, too.
Fee: Free, bring your own skates

 

Mill Pond   
7 Stage Rd., Monroe, NY 10950
845-782-8341

There are no extra frills at this pond, so bring your own thermos of hot cocoa. Skating is available when the flag beside the pond is green; when the flag is red, skating is a no go.
Fee: Free, bring your own skates

 

Thomas Bull Memorial Park  
211 New York 416, Montgomery, NY 12549
845-615-3830

The extensive park grounds include an artificial pond for skating. Signs are posted when it’s safe to skate. Fee: Free, bring your own skates.

Winding Hills Park  
1847 State Route 17K, Montgomery, NY 12549
845-615-3830

Skating and ice fishing available when the ice is safe enough to skate on.
Fee: Must have a park permit and register at the Ranger’s office. Bring your own skate

Updated February 19th, 2019



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