Ice Skating

Ice Skating

During the winter, New York prepares it's ice rinks for skating fans in different parts of the city.

Bryant Park: During the winter season, the ice rink is opened, which is known as "The Pond". It is a classic, located in the heart of Manhattan it's the only free track for those who bring their own skates. You can also rent skates. It has lockers to store belongings, if you want, you can bring a padlock and you wont have to pay for this service.

Hours: Daily: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm. Free entrance           

Central Park: The ice rink is called ''Wollman Rink'', located at the corner of Central Park South and Sixth Avenue this track is the largest of all but it isn't free, for those who want to see people skate, you will also have to pay.

Hours: Daily from 11am to 5pm. You have to pay an entry fee.               

Central Park Lasker: It's a pool during the summer and ice skating rink during the winter, located in the middle of the park between 106th and 108th streets.

Hours: You can check the timetables by clicking here. You have to pay an entry fee.  

Rockefeller Center:  The most photographed and filmed Rink Ice in New York City. We have seen it in films and series, every year when the Christmas tree is shining, there are lots of cameras transmitting for all around the world from there. Located at the foot of the building Rockefeller Center. Only 150 skaters are allowed at a time. The best time to go is during business hours and in the morning.

Hours: You can check the timetables by clicking here. You have to pay an entry fee.

Chelsea Piers Sky Ring: Located at the docks on the Hudson River (Pier61) is an indoor track. The interesting thing about this track is that it is widely used for training equipment figure skating and hockey teams so you will see a different atmosphere comparing to others.

Hours: You can check the timetables by clicking here. You have to pay an entry fee.

Our advice:

  • In all cases, the outdoor courts are prepared in November and open to the public at the end of the month, usually coinciding with Thanksgiving and remains open for about 3 to 4 months, depending on weather conditions.

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