Warinanco Ice Skating Center Opens for the Season, Oct. 17


ROSELLE, NJ – The Warinanco Ice Skating Center, a facility owned and operated by the County of Union, will open for the 2009-2010 ice skating season on Saturday, October 17, at 10:30 a.m.

“Summer is a distant memory and ice skating season is about to begin,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Our staff in the Department of Parks and Community Renewal has been working very hard to get the Warinanco Ice Skating Center ready. I’m sure the public will be very pleased.”

Skating sessions will be: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.; Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon; Fridays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, plus 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (a family session during which children ages 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult), and 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., plus 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., and 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.; and Sundays from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., plus 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., and 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. This schedule may be subject to change on holidays. Please call the Skating Center to find out if changes will be made.

Admission to the general sessions is $5.00 for adults, and $4.00 for children ages 17 and younger. Skate rental is an additional $3.00. Discount Cards are available for Union County residents who plan to skate on a regular basis.

Warinanco Ice Skating Center has much more to offer in addition to the general skating sessions. There will be Open Hockey on Wednesdays from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. for participants ages 18 and older with proper identification and a shielded or caged helmet. The skating center also offers group and private skating lessons and hockey clinics, as well as skating lessons for individuals with disabilities. Other features include a Pro Shop and refreshment stand. 

The Warinanco Ice Skating Center is located in Warinanco Park off Thompson Ave. at Seventh Ave. in Roselle. Park entrances also are located off St. Georges Ave. and Third Ave. For further information, call (908) 298-7850 for a recorded message, or (908) 527-4900 for the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal.