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?

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 March 2024
  • Duration: You can skate in sessions of an hour

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Central Park

Skating in Central Park is possible at the Wollman 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: 28th of October 2023 to 15th of 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 $15 a session, children (up to 12) $10
  • Skate Rental: $11

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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: 27th of October 2023 to 3rd of March 2024
  • Opening Hours: 
    • Monday – Thursday: 08:00 – 22:00
    • Friday – Sunday: 08:00 – 23:30
  • General Admission: Free, reserve a time slot online
  • Skate Rental: $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 of November 2023 to 1st of 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 $15 a session, children (up to 12) from $10
  • Skate Rental: $12

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