(Ice) Skate Your Way Around Bucks County!
Lace up those skates for some frozen fun!
Whether you’re just learning to tiptoe out onto the ice or the next Tara Lipinski, ice skating is a great way to keep warm and active during the winter months (or really any time of the year!). So bundle up and get out on the ice this winter at one of these family-oriented local slabs of ice in Bucks County.
Bucks County Ice Sports Center
1185 York Road, Warminster
This local favorite owned by Black Bear Sports Group is open seven days a week, though their Public Skates currently only run Fridays from 8-10 pm and Saturdays from 9-10:30 pm. Admission to their Public Skate costs $16.00 and skate rentals are complimentary, or you can bring your own. Ice schedule changes regularly so be sure to give the rink a call before you go.
Grundy Ice Arena
475 Beaver Street, Bristol
With its close proximity to water, families have been ice skating in Bristol for generations. Grundy Ice Arena features two indoor rinks and plenty of stadium seating. We offer a variety of hockey and skating programs along with birthday party packages, fundraising programs, group events and more.
Hatfield Ice Arena
350 County Line Road, Colmar
Right on the cusp of Bucks County off County Line Road, Hatfield Ice has been welcoming recreational skaters, hockey players and figure skaters of the Buxmont area for generations now. Presently the Grundy Recreation Center provides a perfect setting for recreational ice skating and for organized hockey teams to practice and compete.
Tyler State Park, 101 Swamp Road, Newtown
When the weather is just right, Neshaminy Creek in Tyler State Park freezes over and ice-skating is permitted near the boathouse warming area. This may be of interest to more seasoned skaters as ice thickness is not monitored, so definitely take precautions if you do venture out.
1542 Mountain View Drive, Quakertown
For the outdoor adventure seekers! Just like at Neshaminy Creek, when conditions are suitable at Lake Nockamixon (Bucks County’s largest lake) skating is permitted on the frozen lake surface. Ice thickness can be tested using an auger and should measure at least 4 inches for a single person and 7 inches for a small group.
707 Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem
For the first year ever, award-winning attraction Flights on Ice is setting up an outdoor ice rink for the first of hopefully many years to come. The 60 by 100 ft. outdoor “real” ice skating rink is conveniently located in the parking lot connected to the former Sears Automotive Center and right outside of the AMC Movie Theater and will be there until February. If you’re local, own your own skates, and think you might be coming often, check out their season passes!
Revolution Ice Gardens
1621 Mearns Road, Warminster
Sister arena to Bucks County Ice, The Revolution Ice Gardens is a full-service, 2-sheet ice arena located in Warminster committed to developing Hockey Players and Figure Skaters from their first steps on the ice. Here you’ll find public skate sessions, ice hockey, and learn-to-skate lessons, plus a pro shop and even a party room to throw your tween’s birthday bonanza.
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