08 Nov The Best of NYC: Ice Skating
It’s that time of year again when the outdoor ice skating rinks are open. There is nothing better than gathering the family together, putting on your ice skates, and having fun on the ice. Of course, it’s not just the skating that is there to be enjoyed, you can sip on some hot chocolate, take in the views that many of the ice skating rinks boast, or even check out the spectacular holiday windows whilst you are getting into the spirit of things.
This is one of New York City’s most celebrated attractions! In the heart of Midtown, steps from Times Square and the Theater District, The Rink at Rockefeller Center is a New York City tradition that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a classic NYC ice skating session or reservations for one of the exclusive wintertime experiences, you are assured magical memories that you will cherish for years to come.
Adult (Ages 13 and Over) starting at $21
Child (Ages 6 to 12) – starting at $21
Tot (Ages 5 and Under) – starting at $11
Chaperone (Non-Skating) – free
Private Lessons (starting at $60)
Book a Private Lesson to reserve time with a professional instructor. These half hour classes focus on skating fundamentals to help you feel comfortable and confident on the ice.
Skate School is a group lesson hosted on select Saturday and Sunday mornings. This basic skills class is for anyone looking to learn the fundamentals of skating in an engaging group environment.
The Rink at Rockefeller Center
5th Ave between 49th and 50th Streets
Providing visitors of all ages with a range of fun activities inside Brooklyn’s signature urban oasis, Prospect Park. The state of the art facility boasts a skating pavilion with two rinks for ice skating.
Public Ice Skating Pricing:
Ice Skating Admissions: Weekday: $8
Ice Skating Admissions: Weekend: $12
Ice Skate Rentals: $8
Lakeside at Prospect Park
LeFrak Center at Lakeside
171 East Dr
Skating on Wollman Rink is a winter tradition for New Yorkers and tourists alike, so many people have tied up their skates for the very first time on this ice. Ice skating is a long-standing and beloved tradition in Central Park — as old as the Park itself.
With its romantic backdrop, Wollman Rink puts visitors beneath the magical New York City skyline by day, and its twinkling lights by night. You can see why Wollman has been featured in films such as Love Story and Serendipity. Skaters and spectators can warm up at the snack bar serving assorted food and hot cocoa.
Monday – Thursday: Adults: $15, Children (11 & under): $10, Seniors: $10
Friday: Adults: $35, Children (11 & under): $10, Seniors: $10
Saturday & Sunday: Adults: $25, Children (11 & under): $10, Seniors: $10
Wollman Rink at Central Park
830 5th Ave
Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is Manhattan’s winter wonderland. Enjoy the Holiday Shops, a pop-up rinkside food hall, and The Rink, the centerpiece of Winter Village and New York City’s only free admission ice skating rink.
This 17,000 square foot rink features free admission ice skating, high quality rental skates, and free skating shows, special events, and activities.
The Rink is open daily through the end of season 8am-10pm, weather permitting.
Save on rentals by visiting during off-peak hours and dates.
Skate sizes: 6T-7T, kids 8-13, big kids 1-4, and adults 5-14
Skate Aid rental: $22+
Helmet rental: $6
Skate Sharpening: $20 (24hr turnaround), $30 (same day)
Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
41 W 40th St
A boutique ice skating experience in downtown Manhattan at Brookfield Place mall in New York City offering upscale ice skating programs for men, women, and children. Majestic views of the Statue of Liberty from the Hudson River will leave you with memories you will never forget! Located right outside the Winter Garden, you can enjoy skating on the 7,350-square-foot rink, whether you are a beginner, a novice or an expert skater.
$15 – Weekday Single Public Session (60 minutes)
$5 – Weekday Skate Rental
$15 – Weekday Skate Aid Rental (For 30min)
$17 – Weekend/Holiday Single Public Session(60 minutes)
$7 – Weekend/Holiday Skate Rental
$20 – Weekend/Holiday Skate Aid Rental (For 30min)
The Rink at Brookfield Place
Three World Financial Center
230 Vesey St
It may be a trip to get to this ice rink, but is totally worth it. The scenery is amazing (Clove Lakes Park boasts some of New York’s few remaining wetlands), and the rink is suitable for all ages.
Skate Rental: $7.00
WII Veterans War Memorial Ice Skating Rink
Clove Lakes Park
1305 Victory Blvd
November 25, 2022 – March 2023 (open Wednesday-Sunday)
ArtRink, BCM’s outdoor skating rink and art exhibition, is back this year and bigger and better than ever! Grab your winter coat and warmest pair of socks and join us on our rooftop for a magical winter experience in the heart of Brooklyn.
Strap on your skates and glide around a 3,000 square-foot synthetic-ice skating rink, surrounded by an art exhibition showcasing the work of local artists. Take a stroll through our kids-sized Winter Village, five interactive playhouses each designed by a different artist.
Every year, ArtRink is unified by a unique theme which inspires the spirit of the exhibition as well as the selection of art. This year’s theme, “It Takes a Village,” presents creative interpretations of the ways that communities come together to create positive, safe, and healthy environments, and work toward a bright future.
The Governors Island Winter Village in Colonels Row features fun activities and winter vibes for visitors of all ages!
The Village will open November 17, 2022, and includes a 7,500-square-foot ice skating rink open Fridays-Sundays and all NYC Department of Education holidays, along with daily attractions and activities including more than a dozen lawn games, sled and bike rentals from Blazing Saddles, twinkling lights and delicious seasonal food and drinks.
Advance rink tickets will be available the week of November 14.
Thursday: 12 - 5:30pm
Friday: 12 – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 5:30pm
Sunday: 10am – 5:30pm
Rink admission will be free every Thursday.
New York Harbor
IC Ice Rink welcomes all to come for an iconic winter experience. The rink is uncovered and outside, so dress appropriately for an enjoyable and comfortable skate.
$15 Ticket Fee (adults, children, and seniors)
$10 Skate rentals.
$10 Skate Aid
$5 Bag check
Friday- 4 – 8pm
Saturday + Sunday – 10am – 8pm
Opening on November 18
IC Ice Rink
220 36th St, Brooklyn
Lasker Rink is temporarily closed and will return in 2024 as part of the Harlem Meer Center
The Central Park Conservancy, in partnership with NYC Parks, is redeveloping the Lasker Rink and Pool site as a state-of-the-art facility called the Harlem Meer Center, uniquely sited within the context of a restored and enhanced landscape. The new facility will continue to accommodate recreational and lap swimming and support a robust skating and hockey program. In addition, it will be open year-round for new community-focused programming. Construction begins in 2021 and the new facility is expected to open in time for pool season in 2024.