New York ice skating rinks for the winter holidays

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 try to go around the Christmas holidays, and to skate hand in hand with your loved ones just like in the movies!!!

The ice skating rink opens in October 12 and will be open everyday through April 2020.

The entrance is a bit pricey and the place is extremely popular. It’s best to come early in the afternoon and to avoid weekends:
– Adults: from $25 to $33
– Children under 11 and seniors: $15
– Skate rental: $13

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Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

Open daily from October 31 until February 29, 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 $18 t0 $33 depending on the days of the week. You can have an “express service” paying from $25 to $48.

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Ice Skating in Central Park: Wollman Rink

The Central Park ice skating rink offers great surroundings to skate in music in the middle of the park surrounded by NYC’ skyscrapers. It’s one of the most practical spaces since it’s a very large 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 on October 21rd until April 2020:
– 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
Adults: $12.00
Children: (11 and under) $6.00
Seniors: $5.00

– Friday – Sunday and Holidays
Adults: $19.00
Children: $6.00
Seniors: $9.00

– Skate Rentals: $10.00(tax incl.)

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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 from the first week of November until March 2020:
– Monday – Friday, 1pm – 8.30pm
– Saturday and Sunday, 10.15am – 9.30pm

The admission is $15 (90 minutes) and $5 for skate rentals.

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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 5pm,
– Tuesday and Thursday, 3pm to 5pm,
– Friday, 1.30pm – 3.50pm
– Saturday and Sunday, 1pm – 3.50pm
– Closed on Wednesday and November 28.

The admission is $13 and $7 for skate rentals.

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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.

  Ice rinks in Manhattan

  Ice rinks in Brooklyn

  Ice rinks in Queens

  Ice rinks in Staten Island

Map of the New York ice skating rinks


My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

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