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Ice skating in Providence, Rhode Island: Better than Boston’s Frog Pond

Providence Ice Rink

Skating at the Greater Kennedy Center in Providence Rhode Island always makes for a fun winter activity. I wanted to get in one more skate session before they close for the winter season. This is a decent sized rink (twice the size of Rockefeller Center in New York!). This Providence Ice Rink is one of my favorites because it is never crowded!

It is so nice to skate without having to get through a bunch of people like you are playing a game of Tetris (as compared to the overly crowded Frog Pond Rink in Boston).

Fun pop music in the background, great city views of Providence, and a short walk from Providence Place Mall make this a great night out. Ice skating is a great way to get a cardio workout in during the winter month and taking a break from the monotony of using the cardio machines at the gym.

The rink closes for the season this week, however, I recommend trying it out next year if you live in the area or are planning on vacationing near Providence. Admission is $6 and skate rentals are $4. You can also bring your own skates and just pay admission. The season normally runs from late November – late March.

Different promotions are offered such as college discount nights and lunchtime specials. For beginner skaters, lessons are available. The six week lessons cost $90 or $15 per session. Whether you are novice or intermediate skater, you are sure to have a great time ice skating in Providence!

Bank of America City Center
2 Kennedy Plaza
Providence, Rhode Island 02903



    • mudrock
    • March 25, 2013  at  5:45 PM

    Ice skating is pretty fun but pretty hard for me at the same time. The rink at the Greater Kennedy Center in Providence Rhode Island seems bigger than the rink that is in Columbia, SC. I wouldn’t mind going there.

    • vida_llevares
    • March 25, 2013  at  12:04 PM

    Ice-skating has always been a dream for me. Since we don’t have snow in our country, I would just content myself with skating in ice rinks. I can’t wait for the day I get to skate in real snow.

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