Where to Ice Skate in NYC

Where to Ice Skate in NYC

Although this is turning out to be a pretty mild fall, the warmer weather hasn’t deterred NYC’s annual winter attractions from opening up for the season—including ice-skating rinks throughout the city. Of course, seasoned ice skaters and neophytes alike can take their turn on the ice at the famous Rink at Rockefeller Center. Open thru April 2014, this Midtown gem is the perfect place for a photo op as you zip by the famous golden-hued statue of Prometheus. General admission is on “a first come, first served” basis, but to avoid long lines and get on the ice sooner, check out one of the many skating packages available here. The Rink at Bank of American Winter Village at Bryant Park, open thru March 2, 2014, is always a popular free attraction. Individual or group lessons are available for all ages and skill levels. And, before or after your round in the rink, make sure to check out the nearby holiday shops, also part of Winter Village. In Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s McCarren Park, the popular outdoor pool has been transformed into an ice-skating rink. The rink, which is one of few in northern Brooklyn, will remain open thru January 2014. Back in Manhattan, keep your eyes peeled for a free ice-skating rink that will open at the South Street Seaport November 29. 

Photo by Bart Barlow/© RCPI     

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