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 ice skating?

Rockefeller Center

The Rockefeller Center is an amazing ice rink, especially during the festive months of November to January. It’s not the cheapest rink, but it’s certainly allows you to skate in style. To get there, walk to Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets, through the Channel Gardens and down the stairs. You can’t miss it!

  • Season: October 8, 2016 through April 16, 2017
  • Opening hours: You can skate in sessions of an hour and a half starting from 08:30 till midnight
  • General Admission:
    • Adults: from $ 25 to $ 32 per session
    • Children (up to 11): $15 per session
  • Skate Rental: $12

Do you want to be spoiled? Then book the VIP skating arrangement which includes skate rental, a 90-minute skate session, hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies and pastries, entrance to the VIP Chalet AND admission to the Top of the Rock.

Book your VIP skating arrangement here
Tickets for 2017 are not available yet

If you want to enjoy both the magic of Christmas and the ice skating, the best thing to do is combine a holiday lights tour with ice skating. The bus departs at 20:00. Afterwards, at 22:30 you’ll have a 90-minute skate session at Rockefeller Center. You’ll also be able to make use of the VIP Chalet.

Book your Holiday Lights Tour and Late Night Skating here
Tickets for 2017 are not available yet

Ice Skating at the Rockefeller Center At the Rockefeller Center ice skating New York

Bryant Park

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

  • Season: October 29, 2016 through March 5, 2017
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00 until 22:00
  • General Admission: free
  • Skate rentals: $20 per person

Skating in New York - Bryant Park rink Skating in New York - Bryant Park 2

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: October 23, 2016 through April 2, 2017
  • Opening hours: 
    • Monday/Tuesday:          10:00 – 14:30
    • Wednesday/Thursday:   10:00 – 22:00
    • Friday/Saturday:            10:00 – 23:00
    • Sunday:                         10:00 – 21:00
  • General Admission: $12 Monday to Thursday and $19 Friday to Sunday and on holidays

Want to combine the best of the winter season? Then book this bus night tour with ice skating at the Wollman Rink. The bus will take you past all the highlights of Manhattan at night and even to Brooklyn, so you can admire the skyline from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Then go skating on the Wollman Rink, ice skate rental is included!

Book your Central Park Ice Skating and Bus Night Tour here

A little further north in Central Park, near 107th Street on the Fifth Avenue side of the park, is the Lasker Rink. This rink is open from October 29th 2016 until March 19th 2017. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Skate rentals are $7.

Skating in New York - Wollman rink Skating in New York - Central Park

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