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RICHARD J. CODEY ARENA AT
SOUTH MOUNTAIN

560 Northfield Avenue,
West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 731-3828

Schedules
 
Lessons
Spring 2014 Programs

Spring Learn to Skate Group Lessons- April to June

Spring Learn to Skate Registration Form

Spring Figure Skating Camp- June 30 to August 1

Spring Figure Skating Camp Registration Form

Events

Essex County Wrestling Tournament: January 24 and 25

Wounded Warriors Amputees Football Game: January 29

ESPN Friday Fights: January 31

HISTORY

South Mountain Arena was designed to provide skating and non-skating activities to the general public for children and adults of all ages year round.

The original rink was completed in 1958 with a seating capacity of approximately 2,500 spectators. A second rink was added in 1983 with a seating capacity of approximately 500 spectators. In 1986, South Mountain Arena became the official practice and training facility of the Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils.

From 2004 to 2005 many new renovations took place throughout the skating facility: a new state of the art lobby of 14,000 square feet was added. This area includes a skylight, automatic doors, three party/meeting rooms, concession stand, pro shop and arcade. Rink one has new seats, boards, glass and compressor. Rink two has a new dehumidification system.

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Current Improvements

Richard J. Codey Arena at South Mountain

· HVAC, 3 units
Cost: $158,259 Completed in 2003

· Construction of Park-N-Ride facility
Cost: $8,117,276 Completed in 2004

· Modernization of arena which included a 10,000-square-foot lobby addition,
upgraded bathrooms, seating, scoreboard, sound system, lights, retail stores
Cost: $11,421,905 Completed in 2006

· Creation of Essex County Satellite Office and Conference Room in the Park-N-Ride
Completed in 2007

· Installation of state-of-the-art kitchen facilities in concession area
Cost: $917,205 Completed in 2007

· Opening of the Essex County Emergency Operations Center
Cost: $1,000,000 Completed in 2010

· Renovation of Rink 2 with new refrigeration system, dasher boards, floor and painting
Cost: $2,155,950 Completed in 2012

DIRECTIONS

FROM ROUTE 280 WEST:

  • To exit 10 (West Orange).
  • At the top of the r (traffic light), make a left onto Northfield Ave.
  • At the ninth traffic light make a left into the Arena.

FROM ROUTE 280 EAST:

  • To exit 7 (Pleasant Valley Way). At the traffic light, make a left onto Pleasant Valley Way.
  • At the second traffic light make a left onto Northfield Avenue the Arena will be a 1/4 of a mile down on the right hand side.

FROM 80 EAST:

  • Exit onto Route 280 East.
  • Follow directions above for Route 280 East.

FROM THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY:

  • To exit 145 to Route 280 West (The Oranges)
  • Follow directions above for Route 280 West

FROM THE NJ TURNPIKE:

  • To exit 15W to Route 280 West (The Oranges)
  • Follow directions above for Route 280 West

ROUTE 78:

  • To Route 287 North
  • To Route 80 East to Route 280 East
  • Follow directions above for Route 280 East

FROM THE LINCOLN TUNNEL:

  • Take NJ Turnpike South to exit 15W.
  • Take Route 280 West
  • Follow directions above for Route 280 West

FROM THE HOLLAND TUNNEL:

  • Take the Pulaski Skyway to US 1&9 South.
  • Take exit for Route 280 West
  • Follow direction above for Route 280 West

VERRAZANO NARROWS BRIDGE:

  • Take Goethals Bridge to NJ Turnpike North to exit 15W.
  • Take Route 280 West
  • Follow direction above for Route 280 West

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Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs
115 Clifton Ave, Newark, NJ 07104 ~ (T) 973-268-3500 ~ (F) 973-481-5302
 
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