The ice bumper cars at Ocean Ice Palace are guaranteed to bring out the smiles...even behind the masks.
The ice bumper cars at Ocean Ice Palace are guaranteed to bring out the smiles...even behind the masks.

Ice Bumper Cars Are Back at Brick's Ocean Ice Palace

No ice skating skills? No problem. The ice bumper cars are back at Ocean Ice Palace in Brick, New Jersey, and ready to welcome visitors Friday and Saturday nights and weekend afternoons.

Read on for details on how to nab your tickets, plus find more seasonal entertainment in our Winter Fun Guide, where we've got all the details on the state's best ice skating rinks, sledding hills, tubing spots, and more.

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance. Some photos in this post were taken before the pandemic.

Unlike the classic amusement park ride, ice bumper cars look less like cars and more like giant inflatable tubes with a seat in the center. Using two joystick-type controls, you glide and bump and go spinning and sliding across the ice.

At Ocean Ice Palace, you must be at least 4-feet tall to drive, and no passengers are allowed—that means little ones won't be able to participate in this particular activity. But for bigger kids and teens, it could be the perfect way to spend a winter day.

The lights go out during dico ice bumper car sessions
Sessions get funky in the evenings, with "disco" rides.

Ice bumper car sessions take place on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. On Friday and Saturday nights, the lights go down, and the disco ball comes out for an added layer of fun. It's $10 for a 10-minute ride. If that's not enough ice time for you, you can book back-to-back sessions. Reservations are required this season; no walk-ins are permitted. All visitors must also wear masks, and guests cannot enter the building more than 10 minutes before their session time. Capacity inside the rink is currently limited to 25 percent, so spectators are not allowed.

Check the website for more info and hours or to book your tickets.

Photos courtesy of Ocean Ice Palace.

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