Ice skating is a classic winter activity, and also one of the most romantic! If you and your sweetheart are thinking about a weekend getaway to Greenwich this winter, we want to help make your stay at Stanton House Inn extra special. Here is our list of the best places to go ice skating in Greenwich. That way, the two of you can enjoy a fun activity that also gives you an excuse to get close and cozy.
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The Most Popular Places to Go Ice Skating in Greenwich
Ever since Dorothy Hamill went on to the Olympics, Greenwich has had a reputation for ice skating. And the area has a decent ice rink or two for all these athletes to train. It’s without question one of the best things to do in Greenwich, CT, in winter.
Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink
The Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink in Greenwich, CT has been a local favorite for many years. In addition to public skating, guests can enjoy a wide variety of other ice skating activities on the ice rink including hockey, figure skating competitions, skating lessons, and more. The Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic skating session before returning to the Stanton House Inn!
The Ice Casino at Rye Playland has been rated as one of the top ice facilities in the nation, and for good reason! Located just 12 minutes from Greenwich, CT, this Rye, NY, attraction provides two public ice rinks, skate classes, and freestyle figure skating sessions. Both rinks are equipped with state-of-the-art music systems and dance lighting for ice skating activities. During the holiday season, extra public skating hours are added to ensure everyone enjoys their ice skating experience. That said, this ice rink is open in the spring and summer months as well.
Terry Conners Ice Rink
If you’re looking for ice skating in Stamford, Greenwich’s next door neighbor, you’re in luck! Terry Conners Ice Rink is located within Cove Island Park and welcomes skaters all year long. The ice skating rink is also home to several professional ice skating teams including Skating Club of Southern Connecticut and the Stamford Hockey Team. Ice rentals are available in hourly increments and additional skating time is offered in the spring and summer months. This Stamford attraction is a great excuse to cozy up with each other and keep warm!
You can also head to Mill River Park in the downtown of Stamford, CT, in the winter months to enjoy the temporary ice skating rink there, as well. With a better view, this outdoor spot is great, though it’s obviously temporary.
SportsCenter of Connecticut
Head up to the town of Shelton, Connecticut, for the next stop on this list.
With a wide variety of attractions such as an 18-hole mini golf course, laser tag arena, interactive bowling alley, arcade, and baseball batting cages, the SportsCenter of Connecticut is one of the most fun places for families and couples. The public ice skating rink is open all year round and includes a state-of-the-art sound and light system! What makes this ice rink the only one of its kind in the world, however, is the double-decker feature!
Enjoy the Best Ice Skating in Connecticut During Your Stay With Us
Recognized as the most romantic bed & breakfast in Connecticut, our boutique inn is a favorite among couples traveling to Greenwich. We are also the closest Greenwich bed & breakfast to New York City. So you have the chance to easily escape the city and reconnect with your partner. For romantic stays, our suites are some of the best in Greenwich! We also offer an abundance of amenities and a romantic setting you won’t find in typical accommodations such as an outdoor pool, experience enhancing vacation packages, and more!
Update and republished: September 19, 2023