Ice Skating for Children in Brooklyn



ice skating in Brooklyn


1) Prospect Park Lakeside has ice skating, hockey and curling in the Winter months (718) 462-0090 or

  • They have parking. Stairs are a bit steep to the rink.
  • There are two rinks – not too crowded when both are open (when one closes for cleaning, it’s a bit crowded)
  • The food in the cafe is expensive but good.
  • To get a locker – go to a kiosk and pay and get assigned a number and code.
  • They have a skate school – no appt is needed. Children just wait for a slot. 
  • They have the penguin helpers for little kids to hold on to  and make skating easier. They are allowed to use them during public skating.


2) Dreamland Roller DiscoPopup indoor roller skating (not ice skating) rink in Industry City, 274 36th Street


3) Aviator Sport has deals here

Admission $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for kids – Skate rental $5

  • Aviator usually has a special coupon online through Amazon Local deals – if this one has expired, just search for Aviator on that site because they keep renewing the deal.  
  • Aviator has the penguin assistants for little kids to lean on, but they don’t let them use them during public skating times (only during the lessons)



4) Bryant Park – 40th Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan

There was free ice skating here last year. This is only a deal if you own skates. If you don’t own skates, they rent them for $14.00 (yes that’s crazy, but it’s NYC and a lot of tourists are there). The rink is large so there’s plenty of room to skate and enjoy yourself.



 Abe Stark Ice Skating Rink – (CLOSED – this public skating area was closed because the city gave this property to a developer. How is that possible? The developer is going to include the rink in it’s plans, but everyone missed out until it returns in a few years) 1902 Surf Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11224 (Coney Island Boardwalk and West 19th Street) – 718-946-6531   Open from October to March on weekends and during school breaks 12:30 – 3:30 pm     $10 to skate and $5 to rent ice skates (Children as young as 2 skate here – they have tiny skates – bring helmet and gloves)

  • $120 for 8 lessons at Abe Stark
  • Free Learn to Play Ice Hockey Program at Abe Stark Arena  
    • 4 week free learn  to play ice hockey program – begins every 4 weeks.
    • Next Session October 3rd thru Oct 24th  Register
    • This is for the first time skater between the ages of 5 and 7 years old.  
    • The child is loaned all equipment for 4 weeks which stays at the rink.  The only expense to the parent is registering your child with usa hockey which can be done at the 4 weeks there is no obligation to you unless your child wants to continue on with the sport (if you wanted to continue, it costs $375 for 15 weeks or $725 for twice a week – see info about the league here)





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