Hit The Ice
11 places to skate this winter
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As we head into the holiday season there are a few images that are always reminiscent of wintertime. Who could go without the excitement of the first snowfall, warm hot chocolate next to a fire and, of course, a good round of ice skating. Whether you are interested in skating in an indoor rink or enjoying the beauty of nature at an outdoor rink, there are more than enough skating opportunities to take advantage of in Fairfield County.
Westport PAL Rink at Longshore
PAL Rink at Longshore is open daily for public skating and offers a variety of private and group lessons in figure skating, hockey and more. In addition to the daily pricing there are also season passes for public skate, which are $100 for children under twelve and $150 for adults.
260 Compo Road South, Westport; 203- 226-7465
Chelsea Piers is currently in their Fall 2 calendar period, which offers SnowPlow Sam, Basic Skills and Bridge Program & Freestyle classes at the Skating School. In addition to the skating school there are opportunities for ice hockey, figure skating and general skating as well as rink rentals.
One Blachley Road, Stamford; 203-989-1000
Darien Ice Rink
Put in your applications for Skating School, which offers skating instruction for every level and skill set on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:10-5:50pm and Saturdays from 2:00-3:40pm. Also available at the Darien Ice Rink are the ‘Rising Stars’, ‘Shooting Stars’ and ‘Darien Youth Hockey’ leagues for hockey fans of all ages.
55 Old Kings Highway North, Darien; 203-655-8251
Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink
Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink offers several skating options including public skating, figure skating lessons, ice hockey, and ice hockey clinics. The rink is also available for birthday parties and events.
14 Sherman Avenue, Greenwich; 203-531-8560
Fairfield Ice Academy
There are a variety of ice-skating and hockey programs for all ages and skill levels at the Fairfield Ice Academy. There are also hockey and skating camps that take place at the end of December that are ground in teaching and developing instructional skills during the school winter break.
85 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield, 203-254-8399