Ice Skating in New York

Skating in New York

From October everyone can go ice skating in New York. The hot-spots for ice 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 ice skating on one of the rinks around the city. Many New Yorkers look forward to putting on their skates each year. Tourists are also able to enjoy ice skating in the Big Apple. Where should you go ice skating?

Rockefeller Center

The Rockefeller Center has an amazing ice rink, especially during the festive months of November to January. It’s not the cheapest rink, but it 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!

Rockefeller Skating Packages

The below packages are only available in November and December 2021
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The Rockefeller Rink offers some great skating packages. This VIP skating arrangement is my favourite! It includes skate rental, a 90-minute evening 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 evening VIP skating arrangement here

If you’d prefer to skate in the morning, book a morning skate session. Arrive at the rink at 08:30 and enjoy the holiday spirit on the ice. Then enjoy some cookies and hot chocolate in the heated VIP chalet. You can visit the Top of the Rock afterwards.

Book your morning VIP skating arrangement here

Practical Information

  • Season: November 2021 to April 2022
  • Opening hours: You can skate in sessions of 50 minutes, starting from 09:00 until midnight
  • General Admission: Adults and children 6 and upwards: from $25 per session, children (up to 5): $10 per session
  • Skate Rental: $15

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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, this is definitely a good option. In addition, this is the hottest rink in town as it’s free for everyone!

  • Season: 30th October 2020 through 1st March 2021
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00 until 23:00
    Jan 5th – March 1st: 8:00 until 22:00
  • General Admission: Free, reserve a time slot online
  • Skate rentals: $21-$36 per person depending on the date

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Central Park

Skating in Central Park is possible at the Wolman Rink. This rink is definitely one of the finest in the world. Located at 62nd Street, on the Fifth Avenue side (east side) of Central Park.

  • Season: October 2020 to April 2021
  • 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

Buy tickets for skating in Central Park 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 late October until March. Admission is $8.50 for adults and $4.50 for children. Skate rentals are $7.50.

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