If you enjoy ice skating, this might be a great activity during your trip to New York. Here’s a list of ice skating rinks along with some great tips.
Ice Rink at the Rockefeller Center
It’s one of the most notorious ice rinks in New York since it’s ideally located in the heart of Manhattan and at the foot of the Top of the Rock, right below the Christmas tree. The great tip is to go skating during the Christmas holidays, hand in hand with your loved one, just like in the movies!!!
The ice skating rink opens on November 21 and will be open every day through April 2021.
The entrance is a bit pricey depending on the hours and dates, and the place is extremely popular. It’s best to come early in the morning and to avoid weekends:
– Adults: from $20 to $54
– Child (ages 6 to 12): from $20 to $54
– Tot (ages 5 and under): from $8 to $22
– Skate rental: $10
Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
Open daily from October 29 until March 6, 2020, the Bryant Park ice skating rink is great location, close by the Bryant Park Christmas market which you must visit during your stay.
The entrance is free but the skate rentals cost from $15 t0 $45 depending on the days of the week.
Covid-19 : you must book in advance online.
Ice Skating in Central Park: Wollman Rink
The Central Park ice skating rink offers great surroundings to skate to music in the middle of the park surrounded by NYC’ skyscrapers. It’s one of the most functional spaces since it’s a giant ice rink.
And frankly, there’s nothing more romantic than to enjoy an ice skating session hand in hand with your loved one in the heart of the city!!! I’m sure you must have seen movies with that particular scene (often called girly movies!! :)). And so, this will be your chance to shine on that day :).
The rink opens in mi-November until April 2022:
– Monday & Tuesday: 10:00 am-2:30 pm
– Wednesday & Thursday: 10:00 am-10:00 pm
– Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am-11:00 pm
– Sunday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
The entrance is cash only and costs :
– Monday – Thursday
Children: (11 and under) $6.00
– Friday – Sunday and Holidays
– Skate Rentals: $10.00(tax incl.)
The Rink at Brookfield Place
Brookfield Place is a luxury mall located near the One World Observatory. The ice rink offers stunning vistas from the Hudson River!
It’s open in November until March 2022:
– Monday – Friday, 1pm – 8.30pm
– Saturday and Sunday, 10.15am – 9.30pm
The admission is $15 (90 minutes) and $5 for skate rentals.
Chelsea Piers Ice Skating
Chelsea Piers is the perfect spot for sports lovers. There’s always something to practice: golf, tennis, baseball… And during winter, you can go ice skating!
It’s open from September until December 15:
– Monday, 1.30pm to 4.50pm,
– Friday, 1.30pm – 4.50pm
– Saturday and Sunday, 1pm – 3.50pm
The admission is $20 and $10 for skate rentals.
They have sanitary measures to prevent Covid-19 spread.
Other Ice Rinks in New York
These ice rinks are the most common in New York, but you can also go to other places in New York City and its boroughs.
You can check the hours of operation and address on their websites.
Map of the New York ice skating rinks
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