CONTACT:  Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137
Ice Skating Center
(609) 371-1669


TRENTON, N.J.—For a fun, affordable activity just right for people of all ages, look no further than Mercer County’s Public Ice Skating Center. The Rink opens for the season Saturday, Nov. 14. The skating center, located at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, is open to the public seven days a week during the operating season, which runs November to March.

“Our Skating Center continues to grow in popularity and is an affordable activity for all our residents,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes, noting that in addition to open skating, the rink offers private lessons, hosts exciting high school hockey games, and is available for private parties.

The Skating Center has a full snack bar, a fireplace and lounge area, dining tables, vending machines, skate rentals, a skate sharpening service and lockers. The center offers general and family sessions, birthday parties and ice time for hockey. The Skating Center offers group rates and private party rentals on Wednesday and Sunday evenings. Registration for the upcoming private lesson season is Saturday, Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Opening weekend hours are: Nov. 14, 1-3:30 p.m., 5-7 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 15, 1-3 p.m.; Regular Hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fridays, 8:30-10:30 p.m.; Senior Skate (62 and older), Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10 a.m.; Saturdays, 1-3:30 p.m., 5-7 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.; Sundays 1-3:00 p.m. Ticket prices are: Adults, $7; Junior (11 and under), $5; and Seniors, $5. Skates can be rented for $2 per pair. Frequent skater passes also are available. Group Lessons for adults and children ages 5 and older begin Nov. 14 and 15 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Learn to Play Hockey Program begins Nov. 15 from 11:45 a.m-12:45 p.m.  The programs run for five consecutive weeks with rolling admission. Lesson prices are: Adult, $60; Junior $55, Ice Hockey, $85. Private skating lessons are on Saturday and Sunday mornings. For a complete skating schedule, a list of special events or directions, go to http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/commissions/park/, or call the Skating Center at (609) 371-1766 or the information line at 609-371-1669 with all public skating times, birthday information, prices and lesson information.