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Skate Your Way Through Winter! Ice Rinks All Around the Main Line

Winter means all things frozen! Bundle up and hit the ice with your littles, be they figure-eight experts, freestyle bladers, or newbies.

Winter traditions like sledding, snowball fights and ice-skating are centuries old for one reason: they’re fun! A great way to stay warm and active and to keep your fun factor to a maximum, ice rinks are prime spots for birthday parties, learning new skills, or just afternoons of sheer, gliding joy with the family. Get your kids out on the ice this winter (or even year-round!) at these family-oriented local rinks.


Haverford Skatium

1001 Darby Road, Havertown

Established in 1974, The Skatium is locally legendary, hosting frozen fun for two generations and counting! Open skate sessions, ice hockey, and learn-to-skate lessons, plus this ice rink has an in-house eatery and a pro shop. Rent skates, or bring your own. Ice schedule changes regularly so be sure to consult The Skatium site for details.

Ice Line Quad Rinks

700 Lawrence Drive, West Chester

Ice Line Quad Rinks is a sprawling center for all things skate: lessons, open skate, tournaments, leagues, and more, for all ages. Not only does Ice Line provide a pro shop and The Grille for a bite, there’s also Goal Line Pub for an adult dining experience while the kids skate, including happy hour!

Philadelphia Skating Club & Humane Society

220 Holland Avenue, Ardmore

At 150 years old, PSCHS is America’s first skating club! From family weekend skating to synchronized skating to competitive skating, this club’s focus is on fun and figures. While there is no hockey at this rink, group lessons and rink rentals are available!

Oaks Center Ice

100 Pennco Road, Phoenixville

Hit the town of Oaks for a visit to Oaks Center Ice, with lots of open-skate options, including Friday Family Night. Take learn to skate lessons, play hockey, figure skate, and don’t forget to plan winter birthday parties here! Work up an appetite practicing your best Olympic moves or just trying to stay upright, then stop in to Jake’s Cafe to refuel.

Springfield Ice Skating Rink

400 West Sproul Road, Springfield

Hockey league, private and group lessons, and a few choice open-skate hours per week, make sure to include Springfield Skating Rink in your rounds of the local ice. A happy host, this rink invites rentals for private events, birthday parties, groups, games, and more!

Power Play Rink

701 Haywood Drive, Exton

Power Play Rink offers skate-tastic choices! From camps and clinics to youth hockey, adult teams, lessons, and more. This busy ice offers plenty of open skate times and is always up for a party.

Contributing Writer



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