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The Pond Ice Arena & Performance Center

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Address: 101 John F Campbell Rd, Newark, DE 19711-5457
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+1 302-266-0777
09:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 18:00

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Great fun for the family!

We purchased a Living Social voucher for BOGO admission and skate rentals. So $20 for 3 of us with skate rentals seemed like a great deal! The rink is nice and has plenty of... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2012
Bear, Delaware
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The rink is nice the bathrooms are disgusting! I mean so gross! The food will make you gag and owner of the restaurant is so unpleasant! He does not like children at all! It is an ice rink! There will be kids! Do not drink water Near the seats, do not sit there. The tables are dirty and not cleaned!... More 

Thank Heather R
Elkton, Maryland
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

The Pond used to be a nice place to go. Not any longer! The place is dirty, the bathrooms were filthy, and the ice was in poor condition. The place was always crowded, but not any more. A business does not usually go under all at once. It is a slow and steady decline. That is what is what is... More 

2 Thank PaulJ94
Newark, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 May 2015

This rink used to be run very well, but since a recent change in management occured, it has gone downhill very fast. The place is gross, dirty, smelly, and out dated. The bathrooms are so dirty they are unusable. I can honestly say that they have the worst ice in the DVHL, and the worst ice in the tri-state area.... More 

1 Thank Bran B
Newark, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Ice looked and skated well, Upkeep could have been better. Rental skates needed sharpening. Rest rooms needed to be updated and cleaned more often . Snack bar was clean and had a good variety of food.

Thank Lstapen
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59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Had my son's birthday party there and it was a lot of fun and most importantly not too crowded even on a Saturday afternoon. Could have used a bit more assistance in terms of party hosting but the manager who set up the party was very organized and friendly.

1 Thank JPDelaware
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2012

The food at the pond is sooo good. The prices are a little high but when you get your food you realize its worth it. Teriaki chicken on anything she has is amazing!

1 Thank coffeerush
Bear, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2012

We purchased a Living Social voucher for BOGO admission and skate rentals. So $20 for 3 of us with skate rentals seemed like a great deal! The rink is nice and has plenty of seating around it. They have a snack stand, it was not open when we were there. They also have soda and snack machines. They have walkers... More 

1 Thank GuatemamaDana
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2012

My son recently had a tournament at the Pond Ice Arena. It was an OK rink, but it was little dirty and it was set up oddly. The sitting area was next to the snack shop and was literally right on top of it. The snack shop had good food and my son said the ice was done properly. He... More 

1 Thank reerma
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2012

Good skating place and the training staff is very nice - my son learnt quickly but one of the co-ordinators isn't very responsive.

1 Thank KfromDE
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308 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Hockey is hockey, and it is always great, but beware tournaments here. It is dingy and worn. Clean is not a word I would use to describe the rest rooms nor locker rooms.

3 Thank NKPBerkshire

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