Aside from private ponds where can families skate outdoors together these days? Foxwoods Rink and Winter Patio is a destination for parents and kids together this season – skate seven days a week on an outdoor rink and enjoy hot chocolate while relaxing by one of the outdoor fire pits. Trees surrounding the rink are decorated with more than 100,000 lights. The rates are reasonable and skate rentals are available. There’s even a discount for Foxwoods Card Holders ($8 Skate Fee which includes skate rental) and Free Tuesdays (skate rental applies). Tickets cannot be purchased in advance.
In addition to Winterfest‘s rink in Hartford’s Bushnell Park, other places for ice skating with kids outdoors around the state (Please tell us about others!)
Avon – Countryside Park
Bloomfield – Filley Park
Glastonbury – Eastbury Pond and J.B. Williams Park
Manchester – Charter Oak Park and Union Pond Park
Simsbury – Simsbury Farms and Stratton Brook State Park
Torrington – Burr Pond State Park and John A. Minetto State Park
West Hartford – Beachland Park, Fernridge Park and Wolcott Park
Wethersfield- Mill Woods Park, Beaverbrook LinearPark/Spring Street Pond
Veterans Memorial Skating Rink, West Hartford which also offers a fun Friday evening out with DJ Skate.
Ralph Walker Rink, New Haven
Champions Skating Center, Cromwell
Sports Center of CT, Shelton