One of Providence's most popular attractions comes in the form of 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.

The BankNewport City Center is the first outdoor rink to host these bumper cars that operate on ice. Each ride lasts 15 minutes and reservations are required. Plan to arrive 15–20 minutes prior to your reserved time for instructions on how to operate the cars. 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 2023March 2024 winter schedule is as follows:

Shared ice bumper cars & ice skating – 8 cars per session ($13 plus tax)
4–8 p.m.

Full ice bumper cars – 10 cars per session ($16 plus tax)
9–10 a.m.

Shared ice bumper cars & ice skating – 8 cars per session ($13 plus tax)
10 a.m.–12 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.

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