The grand re-opening of the Newport Skating Center will kick off Saturday, December 9 at 5:00 PM at 4 Commercial Wharf in downtown Newport.
The official return of Newport's Winter wonderland in downtown begins Saturday, December 9 as Newport Skating Center reopens for the season with their annual tree lighting celebration. Enjoy Santa and the elves, carolers, festive treats, the debut of a new concessions food truck Gotta Q BBQ, skating performances by the Island Skating Academy and an appearance by Gurney’s goats Cornelius and William.
The first public skate of the season will follow the event until 9 PM, depending on weather and ice conditions, with admission $7 for adults and $5 for kids 3 -12. An Adult-Only Skate will be held from 9:00 - 11:00 PM.
A full schedule of activities is planned for the rink this winter, including Skates with Santa, a Winter-break kick-off party, Food Drive to benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in Newport plus free and discounted skating on weeknights and much more throughout the season.
The Newport Skating Center, which first opened in 2000, features a 9,000 square foot skating surface large enough to accommodate up to 100 skaters at a time. Skate rentals, hot beverages, comfort foods, lighting for night skating, regular admission discounts, free parking and viewing spaces for the public are also featured at the rink.
- Monday - Friday: 5:00 - 9:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM through December, 9:00 PM starting January 6
- Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
- Fridays: 9:00 - 11:00 PM
Free Skate Nights
- Mondays: 5:00 - 9:00 PM
GENERAL 3-HOUR ADMISSION
- Adults: $7
- Seniors, children 3-12: $5
- Children under 3: Free
- Adult-only skate nights: $5
SKATE WITH SANTA
When: Tuesday, December 19; 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Details: Skate with the big man himself at the Newport Skating Center. Santa will be visiting with all the kids after he skates, so bring your camera to capture the perfect holiday photo under the stars.
WINTER BREAK KICK-OFF PARTY
When: Friday, December 22; 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Details: Kick off the holiday winter break with DJ Nook spinning all the skating favorites, photos with Olaf and frosty surprises.
SALVE REGINA FREE SKATE NIGHT
When: Thursday, February 1
Details: Show your Salve ID and receive free skating.