Ice Skating is back for another season in Newport. We’re delighted to welcome back the downtown outdoor waterfront ice skating rink for 2017-2018. Here’s what you need to know about Newport’s own winter wonderland.
About the Newport Skating Center
There’s ice skating, and then there’s ice skating at the Newport Skating Center. Where else can 150 skaters come together to swizzle, spiral and spin -- or even just shuffle -- against a backdrop of historic colonial charm and sweeping ocean views? The rink is twice the size of Rockefeller Center meaning there's plenty of room for everyone. Free parking, rentals for adults and children, and on-site skate sharpening round out the reasons why the Newport Skating Center is the perfect destination for winter weather fun.
Safety snow cones mean that even wee ones can get in on the icy action, while a large viewing area offers the perfect vantage point for those who prefer to watch instead. More of a shopper than skater? There’s plenty for you here too thanks to the rink’s prime location in the heart of Newport’s famous downtown shopping district.
And if you’re celebrating a birthday or other special occasion this season, why not think outside the box -- and inside the rink -- by hosting a private party at the Newport Skating Center?
Bring Your Appetite
Because all that fresh air frolicking is guaranteed to make you hungry, the Newport Skating Center is offering up a perfect answer to concessions this year. Gotta Q BBQ food truck will be available for delicious dining options. The truck was recently named the #1 BBQ food truck in the entire country! Warm beverages will also be available to keep you toasty on those extra frosty nights.
The Newport Skating Center opens next Friday, on December 8th with a tree lighting ceremony, and will remain open through February 26th. Admission is just $7 for adults and teens; $5 for 55+; and $5 for children aged 3-12. A rotating nightly schedule means that there’s always something new and exciting going on. There is an adult skate for those 18 and older with a reduced admission of only $5. (And be sure to keep an eye out for free skate nights, family nights, and other deals.)
We can think of no better way to embrace the spirit of the season than with a visit to the Newport Skating Center. Triple toe loops entirely optional!