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Ice Skating in New York City

Rockefeller Center, Wollman Rink Central Park, Bryant Park and More!

Ice skating in New York City at Central Park, Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park is a classic New York winter experience for locals and tourists alike! Your hardest choicest will be whether to skate during the day or night time and which of our amazing views you want to see – Central Park, The skyline from a rooftop, the Rockefeller Tree or overlooking the Hudson River?

Best Ice Skating in NYC

  • The Rink at Rockefeller Center
  • Wollman Rink in Central Park
  • Winter Village at Bryant Park
  • Lasker Rink in Central Park
  • The Rink at Brookfield Place
  • Ice Skating at The Seaport
  • The Rink at Manhattan West
  • Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers
  • Glide @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • McCarren Park Ice-Skating Rink (Brooklyn)

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The Rink at Rockefeller Center

October 21, 2023 – TBD 2024

The Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center has been a quintessential NYC winter experience for generations. Skate under the watchful eye of Prometheus and the unique urban backdrop of Rockefeller Center’s sparkling lights. Afterwards, enjoy a meal at City Winery, Del Frisco’s or any of the dozens "on the go" options around Rock Center.

Ice Skating @ Rockefeller Center

The Rink, Rockefeller Center
5th Ave between 49th and 50th Streets

$20+ Ages 6+
$12 skate rental (Rates sometimes drop in January)
skatingatrockcenter.com

Also check their special packages: Breakfast with Santa, VIP Skate, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, First Skate, Engagement-On-Ice, and Sky Skate.

Rockefeller Center More Info

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Best Hotels Near Rockefeller Center

Some of our top value picks near Rockefeller Center include:

Hotels Near Rockefeller Center

See the Insider Guide for dozens more Hotels Near Rockefeller Center. Rockefeller Center runs from 47th - 50th Streets, between 5th and 6th Aves. Download our free neighborhood maps at Midtown East Hotels and Midtown West Hotels

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Wollman Rink in Central Park

October 28, 2023 – March 12, 2024

Skating in Central Park at nighttime is a true New York City moment. Music plays, a moon is a plus, but not required, since the ice itself gives off a silver sheen. The holiday season is the most popular and picturesque. Skaters and spectators warm up at the snack bar serving assorted fast food, hot and cold drinks.

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Wollman Rink, Central Park
$15-$25 Adult Admission, $6 Kids, $10 skate rentals
wollmanrinknyc.com

Also See the Lasker Rink located at the north end of Central Park, near 110th Street and Lenox Avenue. Adults: $7 Youths: $4 Seniors: $2.25 Skate Rentals: $6.00 (tax incl.)

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Central Park NY Hotels

Central Park NY Hotels

Some of our top value picks near Central Park include:

See the Insider Guide for dozens more Central Park NY Hotels and download our free Central Park map at Central Park NY Guide

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Ice Skating at Bryant Park

October 27, 2023 – March 3, 2024
Bryant Park, 42nd and 5th Ave

Skate FREE (no ticketed admission if you bring your own skates, but you must make a reservation) while viewing the New York Public Library or the gorgeous outdoor holiday market. Dine afterward at Celsius, Ice Bites or reserve a cozy igloo and don’t forget to check out their wonderful Holiday Gift Market.

Ice Skating New York City Bryant Park

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
Daily: 8am-10pm
Select weekend and holiday hours: 8am-midnight
Winter Village closes 4pm on New Year’s Eve
General Admission: Free, Skate Rentals: $18-$45
bryantpark.org/activities/the-rink

More on Bryant Park:

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Bryant Park Hotels

Bryant Park runs from 40th - 42nd Streets, between 5th and 6th Aves. Both Midtown East Hotels and Midtown West Hotels will be nearby, but here is our hand-chosen list of those within a 5-10 minute walk to Bryant Park, Grand Central Station and The New York Public Library.

Royalton New York

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Ice Skating at The Seaport

The new riverside location features skyline views and a replica of the Northern Lights, courtesy of art installation Aurora. Admission is free with your own skates and skate rentals are available for a cost.

Ice Skating Pier 17 Winterland

November 22, 2023+
Seaport Square between Piers 16 & 17.

Mon – Thurs: 3pm – 10pm
Friday: 12pm – 11pm
Saturday & Holidays: 10am – 11pm
Sunday: 10am – 10pm

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The Rink at Brookfield Place

Opens November 2023. Beatiful rink right on the Hudson River with amazing views. Owned by US Olympians Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov. The Rink offers Learn to Skate, Mommy / Daddy & Me, Kick Ice Hockey Fitness and Corporate Skating Events.

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The Rink at Brookfield Place, Battery Park City
$15 Admission, $5 skate rentals

Three World Financial Center, 230 Vesey St, New York, NY 10281

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Ice Skating at The Rink at Manhattan West

November-December
385 9th Avenue, Hudson Yards

Brought to us by the same developers as the The Rink at Brookfield Place, this boutique outdoor skating rink offers daily public skating and upscale ice skating programs for men, women, and children hosted by Olympians Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov. Situated on the Manhattan West Plaza, families, professionals and tourists alike can enjoy this wonderful winter activity!

More Info: The Rink at Manhattan West

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Glide @ Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tucked under the famed Brooklyn Bridge and nestled in the historic DUMBO neighborhood, Glide at Brooklyn Bridge Park is a winter wonderland for all ages. Skate underneath the historic Brooklyn Bridge while taking in the iconic views of the Manhattan skyline.

Glide at Brooklyn Bridge Park

November 15, 2023 – March 1, 2024
Seaport Square between Piers 16 & 17.

Mon – Thurs: 3pm – 10pm
Friday: 12pm – 11pm
Saturday & Holidays: 10am – 11pm
Sunday: 10am – 10pm

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More Ice Skating in New York City Ice Rinks

Here are some additional NYC ice skating rinks:

  • Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers (Indoors)
  • McCarren Park Ice-Skating Rink (Brooklyn) – www.mccarrenpark.com
  • The Polar Rink at the American Museum of Natural History (closed 2014)



Fun Things to do in New York in Winter

Fun Things to do in New York in Winter


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Ice Skating at the Standard Hotel Downtown

Ice Skating New York City | Standard Hotel

Pending 2023 Opening Dates (usually December)

848 Washington Street, at 13th Street
Meatpacking District
December – March

Located in front of the hotel, the 3,000 square foot ice rink is open all Winter long and features 3 types of skates to rent, as well as an "Après Skate" menu featuring hot chocolate with marshmallows, apple cider and cheese fondue.

www.standardhotels.com/culture/winter-garden-east-village-ice-rink-high-line

Tickets are $12, and skate rentals are $3.
The rink is open from 12pm – 12am weekdays and 9am – 1am on weekends.
Skate lessons, as well as locker rentals, are available to all.

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