Ice skating in Providence, Rhode Island: Better than Boston’s Frog Pond
Skating at the Greater Kennedy Center in Providence Rhode Island always makes for a fun winter activity. Due to the affordability and fantastic city location, I try to visit this rink at least a few times each 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 overly crowded!
It is so nice to skate without attempting to push your way 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 close proximity to Providence Place Mall make The Providence Rink the perfect destination for a couple’s night out. Ice skating is a great way to get a cardio workout in during the winter months. It’s one of the best cardio workouts, not to mention a welcome break from the monotony of using the cardio machines at the gym.
I recommend checking out this under the radar rink if you live in the area or are planning on vacationing near Providence. Admission is $7 and skate rentals are $7. To save a few bucks, bring your own skates and just pay admission. The season normally runs from late November – late March. Be sure to check the website to keep updated on current pricing/hours.
Different promotions (typically $2 off per session) are offered such as college discount nights, after work (4-6pm), 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!