The Newport Skating Center is closed the season. We want to thank everyone that skated with us this past winter and we hope to see you all back on the ice in December. Enjoy your spring, summer, and fall!
WinterFest Skate Performance: February 21
Megan Lamarre and the Island Skating Academy will put on a nightfall display of spins and tricks for interested onlookers on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. during WinterFest week. Stop by for a hot cocoa and stay for the free performance of "Quick Silver on Ice." Open skate will resume immediately following the event.
Live DJ Skate Nights: Every Friday
Take your best dance moves out on the ice! Each Friday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., weather permitting, DJ Sam LoPiccolo of Beyond Beats will be spinning classic tunes and taking personal requests live as you glide around the rink. His talents are not to be missed; at the young age of 15, Sam has already been signed to two record labels for his original recordings. On January 25 & February 1, 8, 15, and 22, he'll spin records to get our skaters' spinning out on the ice. Until then, you can check out his music at sound cloud.com/byndbts
Ton of Love Food Drive: February 1st - 28th
The Newport Skating Center proudly participates in the annual Ton of Love Food Drive, sponsored by the Newport County Chamber of Commerce and the Newport County Chamber Community Fund. Just bring down non-perishable items and youíll receive a free hot cocoa! All donations collected at the rink will benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.
Food Items Needed: canned soups, peanut butter & jelly, mac & cheese, pasta, rice, etc.
Newport Winter Festival: February 15th - 24th
Stop by the Newport Skating Center from February 15-24 and receive $2 OFF skating admission* when you show your Newport Winter Festival button!
To purchase buttons or learn more about the Newport Winter Festival, click here.
*This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts, coupons or special offers.
Check out the fun we've already had at the rink this season!
Skate with Santa: December 11th and 18th
Join Santa on the ice whether you are naughty or nice! Skate with the big man himself at the Newport Skating Center between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on December 11th and 18th. Santa will be visiting with all the kids after he skates, so bring your camera to capture the perfect holiday photo under the stars!
Click here to create your very own holiday wish list. Fill it out at home and bring it down to the rink so you can hand it to Santa in person.
Give Back Day presented by Stop & Shop: Saturday, January 5
We're excited to host our 2nd annual Give Back Day on Saturday, January 5th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Help us spread the love, warm a few hearts, and have some fun this winter season! Participate by:
1. Donating a coat. Support the Amica Coat Drive, benefiting the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. On this day last year, over 30 coats were collected and passed along to this amazing organization, which supports many in our Newport community. We're offering a Skate-for-Free pass (good for one skate admission at the Newport Skating Center) in exchange for each coat donated on January 5th. If you canít make it, you are welcome to drop the coat off anytime the Skating center is open and receive a free cup of hot cocoa!
2. Donate $1 to benefit the Special Olympics of Rhode Island. The Newport Skating Center will match all donations up to $500!
3. Donate a pint of blood to the Rhode Island Blood Center. Last year skaters helped over 30 patients in Rhode Island by donating 11 pints of blood! This year, the RIBC team will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help us reach our goal of collecting 13 pints, which could potentially help almost 40 patients. Donor’s will receive their choice of a skate-for-free pass to the Newport Skating Center or a free 1lb. bag of Dunkin Donuts coffee.
The RIBC was founded 30 years ago to provide a safe, adequate and cost-effective blood supply for the patients and hospitals they serve. Each and every donor makes a difference, because just one pint of blood has the power to save up to three lives. Please give the gift of life--give blood. Visit RIBC.org for more information and to learn what you can do to help this important cause.
Our Give Back Day also features kids activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., free sponsor sampling, and a free hot cocoa for every skater. We thank everyone who has participated in the past and hope to see you all this year!
Win a Winter Seaside Escape in Newport!
Start the New Year off on a high note - with a free trip to Newport! Simply like Skate Newport on Facebook. If we reach 800 likes by January 18th, one lucky fan will win a two-night stay in the heart of downtown Newport, thanks to our friends at the Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina. Spend your days exploring the city's famous mansions (4 passes), skating at our picturesque open-air rink (4 passes), and sipping hot chocolate (4 passes) before retreating back to the comfort of your harbor-side hotel anytime before March 1st. Make it a romantic getaway or bring the family for a weekend they wonít forget Ė itís as easy as the click of a button!
The Potter League: January 21st
The Potter League will be at the rink on Monday, January 21st with a furry friend or two in tow for the kids to enjoy. They will be spreading the word about its upcoming 40th anniversary “Have A Heart Cocktail Party & Auction,” taking place on Friday, February 8th at the Hotel Viking. The event will feature a Silent Auction with more than 250 items and a 50/50 raffle. Each auction attendee will receive a Break-A-Heart Bag that will include Newport Skating Center passes.
Amica Coat Drive: December 7th - January 27th
Amica Insurance and the Newport Skating Center partner up every year to collect coats for Newport families in need. Last year, we collected over 600 coats for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in Newport; this year, we are setting a goal of 700! Those who donate a new or gently used coat will receive a 2-for-1 admission that can be used any time this season.