6 Spots to Ice Skate in Rhode Island

In the past we may have used frozen-over ponds, but now we can skate safely at rinks and arenas all over the state. 

The snowy season is upon us and with its icy disposition comes the classic winter activity of ice skating. In the past we may have used frozen-over ponds or lakes, but now we can skate safely at rinks and arenas all over Rhode Island.


The Providence Rink

Visit the Providence Rink for ice skating, ice bumper cars and skating lessons. The rink is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. now through mid-March. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $4 for seniors, children and embers of the military. There are skates, skating aids and lockers available to rent, as well as free safety helmet rentals with a $20 deposit fully refunded upon return, too. For more information about rates, season passes, rentals and specials, visit the website or call 401-680-7390.


Boss Ice Arena

The Boss Ice Arena in Kingston offers a variety of skating for all levels and ages. Public skating happens on weekdays from 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m. and weekends from 1-2:50 p.m. Open figure skating is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-9:50 a.m. Adult public skating is every Tuesday and Thursday from 8-10 a.m. Rock N’ Skate is a special for select Saturday nights from 8-10 p.m. to enjoy music and colorful lighting with friends. For a full schedule, click here. The admission price for all skating is $7 per person and the arena also offers skate rentals for $5. The admission price is $3 for URI students, faculty and staff with valid I.D. For more information, visit the website or call 401-874-4988.


Thayer/Warburton Ice Arenas

Warwick’s Thayer and Warburton Ice Arenas provide clean and safe public skating for everyone. Public skating hours are 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Fridays, 3:15-5:15 p.m. on Saturday and 1-2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Admission costs $5 per person on Friday and Saturday and $3 per person on Sunday. Children ages six and younger are free and the rink is cash only on Sunday. Adult open skate is available for $3 per person on Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 8-11 a.m. and Thursday from 7:15-9:15 a.m. The arena also offers children skating programs and ice rink rentals. For more information, visit the website.

Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink

The town of Smithfield’s Municipal Ice Rink offers public hockey. On Monday and Thursday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., partake in a game of hockey with your friends for $5 per person with goalies getting in for free! Full equipment is required and times are subject to change. Public skating is open Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 12-2 p.m. for $5 per person and offers skate rentals for $5. For more information, call 401-233-1051 ext. 3 or visit the website.


Benny Magiera Ice Rink

Visit the West Warwick Civic Center’s ice rink for public ice skating and stick and puck. The rink charges $1 per person for skating and $5 per person for stick and puck. Skate rentals are also available for $5. Stay tuned for updates for January on the website.


Gurney’s Newport 

Skate by the sea at Gurney’s in Newport. The rink is open to the public Monday through Friday 2-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children twelve and under. Skate rentals cost $7. However, guests and locals are encouraged to donate to skate by bringing any item of clothing to receive complimentary skate rentals. Gurney’s is partnering with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Rhode Island. For more information, click here.

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