There’s no better place to stay during the winter than amid the Pocono Mountains. With sub-freezing temperatures and more than five feet of snowfall annually, the Poconos is a picturesque winter wonderland. So, pack your thickest down coat and most fashionable scarf and head to the Pocono Mountains this winter! There’s so much unique winter fun to be had here. You can try your hand at everything from dog sledding or snowshoeing. Or, simply enjoy some old-fashioned winter fun by ice skating in the Poconos. We know when and where to go, how to prepare, and more! So, cozy up with a cup of hot cocoa and begin planning your winter getaway to the Poconos with the help of our complimentary Vacation Guide!
Everything You Need to Know About Ice Skating in the Poconos
When’s the Best Time to Ice Skate?
Some sports complexes offer indoor ice skating year-round. This is great for individuals who want to master the art of this sport or simply can’t get enough! However, winter weather conditions are the best for ice skating. This is especially true in the Pocono Mountains!
Our area stays at or below freezing for most of the winter. This allows lakes, ponds, and streams to freeze. These frozen bodies of water make for great spots to glide along, all the while taking in breathtaking views of our area’s natural beauty. We recommend taking advantage of ice skating during your holiday getaway to the Poconos!
How to Prepare for a Day in Skates
Ice skating can seem like a daunting task if you’ve never tried it before! Lacing up, staying stable on the skates, and feeling confident with momentum are all things that come with practice. If you’ve never been before, try your hand at rollerskating at Big Wheel Rollerskating in Stroudsburg, PA. Here, you can practice getting comfortable on skates! Or, if you want to head straight for the ice, take a lesson at Bethlehem Ice Rink.
Where to Go for the Best Ice Skating in the Poconos
Now you’ve got the basics down, head to Hickory Run State Park for the best ice skating in the Poconos. This state park spans across nearly 16,000 acres of Pennsylvania wilderness! During the winter, Sand Spring Lake, located within the park, is open for ice skating. Keep in mind that ice thickness is not monitored, so be sure to check to the winter weather report for full details before you head out!
Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi is Your Winter Wonderland
Juxtapose your winter getaway with Mountaintop Lodge’s Loft King Suite #10 – “Summer”. Enjoy a cozy king-size bed, a six-drawer dresser that can fit all of your bulky winter attire, and a large private bathroom with a soaking tub. Perfect for running a hot bath and relaxing your muscles after a day of ice skating in the Poconos.
Be sure to take full advantage of all of our on-site amenities during your stay! From recreation to dining, you won’t want for more! Browse all of our accommodations at Mountaintop Lodge and book your winter getaway to the Pocono Mountains!