Where To Do Figure 8’s in Baristaville

BY  |  Monday, Dec 19, 2011 7:30am

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Codey Arena

If you’re looking for a place to ice skate, Baristaville (and beyond) has many options–both indoor and out. Until we get colder weather, you’re stuck with skating inside, but keep this list handy for when they start putting up the “Skating” signs at local ponds.

Indoor rinks

Codey Arena at South Mountain
560 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ
Various Public Skating hours. See schedule here.
Cost: Adults $7 / Children $5
Skate rentals: $4

Clary Anderson Arena
41 Chestnut Street
Montclair, NJ, 07042
Various Public Skating hours. See schedule here.
Cost: $6
Skate rentals: $4

Floyd Hall Arena
One Hall Drive
Little Falls, NJ
Various Public Skating hours. See schedule here.
Cost: Adults $7 / Children $6
Skate rentals: $4

Ice Vault Arena
10 Nevins Road
Wayne, NJ
Various public Skating hours. See schedule here.
Cost: Adults $9 / Children $8
Skate rentals: $4

Outdoor skating

Verona Park Lake
Bloomfield Avenue & Lakeside Avenue
Verona, NJ
You can skate when the “Skating Today” sign is up.
Cost: Free
Skater rentals: None, it’s BYO skates.

Edgemont Park Pond
Valley Road
Montclair, NJ, 07042
You can skate when the “Skating Today” sign is up.
Cost: Free
Skater rentals: None, it’s BYO skates.

Grover Cleveland Park Pond
Brookside Avenue & Runnymede Road
Caldwell, NJ
You can skate when the “Skating Today” sign is up.
Cost: Free
Skater rentals: None, it’s BYO skates.

The Pond in Essex Fells
Corner of Fells Road and Forest Way
Essex Fells, NJ
You can skate when the “green flag”  is up.
Cost: Free
Skater Rental: None, it’s BYO skates.

For a real treat, head into The City and go skating at one of these rinks:

Citi Pond at Bryant Park
W 42nd and 6th Avenue, NYC.
Hours: 8am – 10pm
Admission: Free and you can rent skates for $14. Lockers available for free if you bring your own lock. Locks are $9.

Wollman Rink in Central Park
Central Park South (59th Street) and 6th Avenue. Wollman Rink is a two minute walk into Central Park from this entrance. Follow the footpath directly into the park.
Hours:
Monday & Tuesday  10 am – 2:30 pm
Wednesday & Thursday 10 am – 10 pm
Friday & Saturday 10 am – 11 pm
Sunday 10 am – 9 pm
Admission: Weekdays: Adults $10.75, Kids $5.75 / Friday – Sunday: Adults $16, Kids $6. You can rent skates for $6.75 and a locker for $10.50 ($6.00 will be returned with the lock.)

The Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center, between West 48th & West 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, NYC.
Hours: Check schedule here.
Admission: Adults $21, Kids $12.50. You can rent skates for $10.

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I used to keep dimes in my center console for quick errands - guess I'll need to start saving my quarters. Seriously, is it worth the extra time/gas to go to Bloomfield?

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