As COVID-19 restrictions are slowly reduced in the state of NJ, we are preparing a thoughtful and purposeful reopening of the Ice House with the safety of customers, staff, and families as the primary focus and concern.  In doing so, the Ice House is following all CDC, New Jersey, and Bergen County Health Department guidelines and mandates.  While we currently do not have a firm date of reopening, we remain hopeful that it will be in the next few weeks.  As a result we will be making the following changes, modifications, and protocols during our Phase One of reopening:


  • Hand sanitizer stations installed in high traffic areas.

  • Sneeze guards installed at registers and information counters.

  • Increased frequency of cleaning in high traffic areas:

    • A dedicated cleaning crew will continuously disinfect all areas of the facility with EPA approved electrostatic disinfecting sprayers (used in accordance with CDC guidelines)

  • Customers will enter and exit through marked access points only.

  • Proper face coverings are required for all athletes, parents, guardians, and employees.

  • Employees required to wash or sanitize their hands regularly throughout their shifts.

  • Locker rooms, showers, gym, and water fountains remain closed.

  • Snack bar will be closed. 

    • We anticipate an opening soon with a very limited menu of prepackaged foods.

  • No outside food will be allowed in the facility:

    • Breakfast/energy bars, snacks, bottled beverages are permissible, no “meals” are permitted.

  • Pro Shop:

    • Limited shop hours | Monday – Friday | 10:00am - 3:00pm. 

      • Please call ahead to confirm as hours are subject to change.

    • No more than 3 customers will be permitted in the shop at any one time. 

      • Be prepared to wait outside the shop in designated areas.

    • At this point we CANNOT allow fittings of any equipment or clothing.

    • You will be required to purchase sanitary socks before skate fittings.

    • All sales are final, no refunds, exchanges, or credits.

      • All purchases must be made with a credit card only, no other form of payment will be allowed at this time

    • All figure skating fittings with Jim Skibin must be made in advance, no walk-ins will be permitted.

  • On-ice sessions will have limited participation to allow for proper social distancing.

  • A maximum of one parent/guardian per athlete will be allowed into the building.

    • Encouraging drop-offs of players/skaters

  • Athletes will need to dress/put on their equipment at home (with the exception of skates).

    • Individual skate tying areas will be clearly marked in the building.

  • Athletes can arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled ice time, and must leave within 15 minutes after their on-ice session.

  • No skate bags or hockey bags may be brought into the building.

  • No stretching, warm up, stick handling, etc. in or around the Ice House property.

  • All payments for on ice programs MUST be made in advance, we will not be accepting payments in any form on site.

  • Please stay home if you are not feeling well, have a fever or cold and/or flu-like symptoms

  • Zero tolerance policy in relation to wearing masks, social distancing, and the guidelines stated above

    • Customers will be asked to leave the property if not properly following protocols.


More details will be given as we continue to learn more about COVID-19 and prepare for reopening – at the discretion of management, guidelines and protocols may change based on information from the CDC and the NJ government.  We thank you for your cooperation and patience during this process and are excited to get back to the business of providing ice sports for all of our amazing athletes and their families.  Until then, be well.



With four regulation size NHL rinks, the Ice House is the largest facility of its kind in the Tri-State area. Located just minutes from New York City, the Ice House is recognized as a world-class skating facility. From its first year of operation, the Ice House has consistently drawn attention and praises of everyone from Gold Medal Winning Olympic Skaters to NHL Professionals. Conveniently located on two levels with a full view of the rinks, we also offer a full service food court, party rooms, and meeting rooms. The Ice House operates one of the largest full service hockey and skating Pro Shop in the New York-New Jersey area. Our expert hockey and skating staff can assist you by finding the right equipment to fit your specific level of competition needs.

With four regulation size NHL rinks, the Ice House is the largest facility of its kind in the Tri-State area. Located just minutes from New York City, the Ice House is recognized as a world-class skating facility.



111 Midtown Bridge Approach

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Tel: 201-487-8444

Fax: 201-498-1250

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