One of Providence's most popular attractions comes in the form of 12 spinning circular carts full of fun at the BankNewport City Center.

Now, I know when you hear "bumper cars" you think of the carnival fun of crashing into your best friend (or younger sibling), but now you'll think of ice and, well, still crashing into your best friend.

Providence is one of three cities in the country to feature these bumper cars that operate on ice. Each ride lasts 15 minutes and reservations are required. The bumper cars often run at the same time as regular ice skating, so don't worry about not being able to skate at the rink.

The December '21– March '22 winter schedule is as follows:

MONDAY–FRIDAY
Shared ice bumper cars & ice skating ($12 plus tax)
4–8 p.m.

SATURDAY–SUNDAY
Full ice bumper cars ($15 plus tax)
9–10 a.m.
Shared ice bumper cars & ice skating ($12 plus tax)
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

 

Ice Bumper Cars

And even though one-third of the rink will be dedicated to bumper cars at some part of the day, it's still twice the size of Rockefeller Center's rink — plenty of room for public ice skating for all!

For more family activities visit our Family Fun in Providence page.