Ice Skating in New York

Skating in New York

From October, everyone can skate in New York again. The hot spots for skating in New York are Rockefeller Center and Central Park, but there are more rinks. A true New York winter would not be complete without skating on one of the rinks around the city. Many New Yorkers look forward each year to putting on their skates. Tourists are also able to enjoy skating in the Big Apple. Where should you go to ice skating?

Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center

Ice skating at Rockefeller Center is one of those iconic things to do in New York. At the Rockefeller Rink, you can skate in style. Especially during the Christmas period, when the big Christmas tree is on display. To get there walk to Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th Street, through the Channel Gardens and down the stairs. You can’t miss it!

Practical Information

  • Season: 21st October 2023 to 31st of March 2024
  • Duration: You can skate in sessions of an hour.

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Central Park

Skating in Central Park is found at the Wollman Rink. This rink is definitely one of the finest in the world. The Wollman Rink is located at 62nd Street on the Fifth Avenue side (east side) of Central Park.

  • Season: 28th October 2023 through 15th March 2024
  • Opening hours: 
    • Monday – Tuesday:          10:00 – 14:30
    • Wednesday – Thursday:   10:00 – 21:00
    • Friday – Saturday.             10:00 – 22:00
    • Sunday:                              10:00 – 21:00
  • General Admission: Adults from US $15 a session, children (up to 12) $10
  • Skaterentals: US $11

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Bryant Park

Just steps away from Times Square, Bryant Park is located on 42nd Street between Fifth Avenue and 6th Avenue. The rink, located right in the park, is even bigger than the Rockefeller skating rink. If you would like more room for skating, then this is definitely a good option. This is the hottest rink in town as it is free for everyone!

  • Season: 27th October 2023 to 3rd of March 2024
  • Opening Hours: 
    • Monday – Thursday from 08:00 until 22:00
    • Friday – Sunday from 08:00 until 23:30
  • General Admission: free, reserve a time slot online
  • Skate rentals: US $18-$55 per person depending on the date and time

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Brooklyn Bridge Park

Located in Brooklyn Bridge Park, beneath the bridge, you can find the ice rink Glide. Put your skates on and enjoy the views of the Manhattan skyline. Afterwards, you can warm up with a hot chocolate and something sweet and walk to Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge. To get to the ice rink in Brooklyn, take the metro line F to York Street or the A or C subway to High Street. From there it is a short walk to Brooklyn Bridge Park.

  • Season: 15th November 2023 to 1st March 2024
  • Opening Hours:
    • Sunday – Friday: 10:00 – 21:45 (final admission 20:55)
    • Saturday: 9:00 – 21:45 (final admission 20:55)
  • General Admission: Adults from US $15 a session, children (up to 12) from $10
  • Skate Rental: US$12

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