HACKENSACK, N.J. — Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announces that the Bergen County Parks Department will open a regulation National Hockey League-size ice-skating rink and a smaller synthetic children’s practice rink this holiday season in Van Saun County Park.

The Rink @ Winter Wonderland will offer a local outdoor amusement for residents to enjoy with their families throughout the winter. It will open to the public on Friday, November 27 and be open daily through Sunday, February 21.

Bergen County's annual Winter Wonderland Festival, which draws dozens of County residents and is complete with a Christmas tree lighting, visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, a heated tent with family games, and food trucks, will not be staged this year given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. 

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“I understand how hard it has been for parents and families to find fun activities throughout this public health crisis," said Tedesco. "Despite the County not being able to host our annual Winter Wonderland Festival, I am glad that we will still be able to offer families a slice of safe, socially-distant holiday fun this winter."

The Rink @ Winter Wonderland Weekend admission tickets will be sold in three-hour sessions. For entry, face masks must be worn at all times and visitors must purchase tickets in advance at www.BergenCountyWinterWonderland.com. Weekend skating admission will be sold in three-hour sessions.

Rink Hours:
3 – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday;
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday/Sunday;
2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday/Sunday;
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday/Sunday;
Admission Price:
$10 – Admission and skate rentals.
*Monday through Wednesday, buy one, get one free
*Saturday and Sunday ticket include unlimited access for Van Saun Carousel and Bergen County Zoo Train Ride.

Bergen County is also proud to once again be partnering with the New Jersey Devils for their Learn to Play program which is offered to new, first-time participants (boys and girls). The New Jersey Devils Learn to Play program provides a unique opportunity for families to join the hockey community and for participants to develop fundamental skills to help them succeed both on and off the ice. Created jointly by the NHL and the NHLPA, this eight-week on-ice program includes a full set of CCM equipment and features special appearances from New Jersey Devils Alumni. For more information and to register, visit http://learntoplay.nhl.com/devils.