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.
Flight on Ice!
Energy Transfer Veterans Memorial Rink, 4901 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square
Skate and chill at Flight on Ice, an outdoor ice skating and entertainment experience in Delaware County. New in 2021, this winter wonderland has fun for the whole family with ice skating sessions, a lounge area, a heated tent, and great food and beverages.
1001 Darby Road, Havertown
Established in 1974, The Skatium is locally legendary, hosting frozen fun for two generations and counting! Here you’ll find public 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 ice 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, Oaks
Hit the town of Oaks, just off Route 422 to visit Oaks Center Ice, a rink with lots of public sessions, including Friday night public skate. There’s also skating lessons and clinics, adult and youth hockey, figure skating, and a party room where you can host your tween’s next birthday party (party room is closed June – August). 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
Be sure to include Springfield Skating Rink in your rounds of the local ice. This Delco rink hosts a Hockey league, private and group lessons, and a few choice public skating sessions per week, as well as private events, birthday parties, groups, games, and more!
Power Play Rinks
701 Haywood Drive, Exton
Inside this 45,000 sq. foot facility, there is something for everyone in the family: skating lessons, youth and adult hockey programs, figure skating programs, speed skating, a dance academy and a training center. And if you’re just here to watch the kids, there’s a warm and inviting lobby with access to free Wi-Fi and our snack bar. This busy ice rink offers plenty of public skating sessions, but pre-registration is required.
Photo of Zamboni at the top of the article, courtesy of Emily Brunner Photography.