3 Ice Skating Rinks in Rhode Island
Here's where to skate safely at rinks all over the state.
This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce.
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 skated on frozen-over ponds or lakes, but now we can skate safely at rinks and arenas all over Rhode Island. Here are some skating rinks in Rhode Island that are still open with Covid-19 safety guidelines in place.
Visit the Providence Rink for ice skating, ice bumper cars and skating lessons. The rink is open for skating daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with bumper cars available Mon.-Fri. from 4-8 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. now through mid-March. Skating reservations are limited to ten people for every fifteen minutes and have a three-hour limit. Masks are mandatory and extra sanitization of bumper cars, high-touch surfaces and skates will take place. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $4 for seniors, children and members of the military. The skate rental room is closed, and rentals will take place at the service counter in the skate rental room doorway. For new COVID-19 Guidelines, visit the website or call 401-680-7390.
The town of Smithfield’s Municipal Ice Rink offers public freestyle skating Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. for $10 for a half-hour, $15 for one hour and $25 for two hours. Public skating is open Tuesday and Friday from noon-1:30 p.m. for $5 per person and offers skate rentals for $5. There’s also public hockey Monday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All sessions are limited to twenty-five skaters due to social distancing restrictions. For more information, call 401-233-1051 ext. 3 or visit the website. Smithfield is also building a new outdoor skating rink, using funds from Smithfield’s Take It Outside grants. This rink will be limited to Smithfield residents, and the ice is still freezing, so check back at smithfieldri.com for updates.
This 12,000-square-foot rink is located in the heart of downtown Westerly. Skating costs between $4 and $8 and skate rentals cost $4. The rink follows a schedule that allows skate lessons and hockey players to have their own time on the ice. Check out the schedule online for daily public skate times.