Hoboken to open ‘Harlow Winter Village’ ice skating rink next week

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The City of Hoboken will open the “Harlow Winter Village” ice skating rink, located under the 14th Street Viaduct, next week and it will remain open for the majority of the winter season.

Photo courtesy of City of Hoboken Twitter.
Photo courtesy of City of Hoboken Twitter.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Residents are invited to join an opening celebration for the rink, known as the “Harlow Winter Village,” at 3:30pm on December 22nd.

“I am thrilled to announce that Hoboken will host a pop-up skating rink as a new option for residents and visitors of all ages to get out and have fun this winter,” Mayor Dawn Zimmer said in a statement.

“Along with our newly-built mini-soccer pitches, this facility will further activate our viaduct recreation area and support our growing, vibrant neighborhood in northwest Hoboken. I thank Harlow Hoboken for the generous sponsorship that made this possible.”

The rink is supported by sponsorship from Advance Realty, the developer of the recently opened Harlow Hoboken luxury apartment building at 1330 Willow Avenue, and it will be located under the 14th Street Viaduct between Grand Street and Adams Street.

“We’re delighted to help bring this unique recreational offering to northwest Hoboken,” add Peter Cocoziello, the president and CEO of Advance Realty.

“We are extremely excited to be a part of the Hoboken community, and we look forward to meeting some of our new neighbors at the ‘Winter Village’.”

The 3,100 square foot rink uses synthetic ice, which is designed for skating using regular metal-blade ice skates.

Admission is free and visitors may bring their own skates or rent skates for $10. Additionally, several local vendors will be on-site to sell hot and cold drinks, as well as food.

The tentative hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. through 10:00pm and weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The last day of operations for the rink will be February 28, 2017.