The Rockefeller Ice Rink Opens October 8th!

The Rockefeller Ice Rink Opens October 8th!

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I can’t believe 2018 is almost over! And the first sign my favorite holiday, Christmas is coming is the official opening of The Rink at Rockefeller Center for the winter season on Monday, Oct. 8, at 9 am. This year’s ceremonial first skate is hosted by five-time Finnish National Champion figure skater Kiira Korpi, who now makes her home in New York,  joined by rising child skaters from Ice Theatre of New York and Figure Skating in Harlem. The most famous ice rink in the world will continue its time-honored tradition as the first New York rink to open each year, the earliest harbinger of winter to come. With a seasonal opening that is anticipated each October, whether it’s chilly or balmy, Rink regulars, newbies, and rising child skaters alike delight in the first skate.

 

Originally designed as a temporary attraction which first opened on Christmas Day, 1936, The Rink has evolved into one of the city’s most legendary landmarks and top visited sites, with more than a quarter of a million annual skaters. The Rink is open to the public daily from 8:30 am until midnight, from Columbus Day through Easter Sunday each year.  So get those skates and head over and enjoy the rink before the holiday rush!

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