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Ice Skating in NYC: Top 5 Ice Skating Rinks

As soon as the holiday season starts, the ice skating season is just around the corner! With temperatures as low as 5 degrees Fahrenheit, ice skating in NYC keeps you warm. Apart from the health benefits, ice skating rinks across New York City are truly magical. Covered in snow, the parks and landmarks transform into real Winter Wonderlands.

You don’t have to be a pro to go ice skating in New York. The spacious rinks allow everyone, from experts to newbies, to glide over the ice without bumping into one another.

Does that sound good to you? Alright then. Let’s have a look at the 5 best ice skating rinks in New York City!

 

5 LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park

 

LeFrak Center Ice Skating

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The LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park Brooklyn secures the 5th place on our top ice skating rinks in NYC list. It’s location, right in the middle of Prospect Park, ensures a stunning view on the park while you’re gliding over the ice. Apart from its location, this ice rink also comes with a creative architecture.

Facts about the LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Location: 171 East Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA (Map)

General Admission: Weekdays $7 | Weekends $10

Skate Rentals: $7

General Hours: Weekdays 9 AM – 7:15 PM | Weekends 12 PM – (max.) 9 PM

Ice skating season lasts until: March 24, 2020

Website: http://lakesidebrooklyn.com/activities/ice-skating/

 

4 The Rink at Brookfield Place

 

The Rink at Brookfield Place Ice Skating

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Located close to the One World Trade Center, The Rink at Brookfield Place offers a spectacular view on the Hudson River. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to witness a beautiful sunset over New Jersey. Don’t worry if you can’t catch the sunset. As soon as the sun dips the sky, the rink will be surrounded by a colorful light installation. Definitely worth seeing!

Facts about The Rink at Brookfield Place

Location: Three World Financial Center, 230 Vesey St, New York, NY 10281, USA (Map)

General Admission: $15 for 90 minutes

Skate Rentals: $5

General Hours: Weekdays 1 PM – 8:30 PM | Weekends 10:15 AM – 9:30 PM

Ice skating season lasts until: April 1, 2020

Website: https://www.therinkatbrookfieldplace.net/

 

3 Winter Village at Bryant Park

 

Winter Village Bryant Park Ice Skating

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Winter Village at Bryant Park secures a well deserved 3rd place on our list of the best ice skating rinks in NYC. Aside from the huge rink right in the middle of Manhattan, Bryant Park also offers many other fun activities for young and old. If you’d like to warm up, you can buy a hot chocolate from one of the vendors at the market right next to the rink at affordable prices. Winter Village at Bryant Park is NYC’s only free admission ice skating rink!

Facts about The Rink @ Winter Village, Bryant Park

Location: Bryant Park, New York (Map)

General Admission: Free

Skate Rentals: $20

General Hours: 8 AM – 10 PM

Ice skating season lasts until: March 3, 2020

Website: http://bryantpark.org/amenities/bank-of-america-winter-village-at-bryant-park

 

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2 The Rink at Rockefeller Center

 

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

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Rockefeller Center is one of the most visited landmarks in New York City. During the holiday season, more than 500,000 people come to the Rockefeller Plaza each day not only to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree (until January 7, 2020), but also for the annual Rockefeller ice skating season. And you should be part of the spectacle as well. Exchange your normal shoes with a pair of ice skates and glide over the well-known Rink at Rockefeller Center like there’s no tomorrow. Stunning scenery guaranteed!

Facts about The Rink at Rockefeller Center

Location: Rockefeller Center, New York (Map)

General Admission: Adults $25 | Children under 11 and Seniors $15 (Group rates available)

Skate Rentals: $12.50

General Hours: 8:30 AM – 12 AM

Ice skating season lasts until: April 15, 2020

Website: https://therinkatrockcenter.com/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Mid_Dec_GABrochure(1).pdf

 

1 Wollman Rink in Central Park

 

Wollman Rink Central Park Ice Skating

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And the award for the best ice skating rink in New York goes to… the Wollman Rink in Central Park. This ice skating rink enchants its visitors not only because of its incredible location and view on Central Park, but also because it’s one of the largest ice skating rinks New York has to offer. It’s the perfect rink for families with kids as your little ones have a lot of room for learning and experimenting. But even as a Central Park ice skating pro you’ll have a lot of space to glide over the ice without slowing down or bumping into someone.

Facts about the Wollman Rink in Central Park

Location: Central Park, New York (Map)

General Admission: Weekdays Adults $12, Children under 11 $6  | Weekends Adults $19, Children under 11 $6 (Group rates available)

Skate Rentals: $10

General Hours: 10 AM – (max.) 11 PM

Ice skating season lasts until: Early April 2020

Website: http://www.wollmanskatingrink.com/


These are the best ice skating rinks in New York! We hope you liked our collection. Don’t forget to dress warmly when you go ice skating in NYC. New York can be really cold – Especially in January and February!

Happy Ice Skating!

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2 Comments

  1. Sam Li on July 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I love what you said about finding a spacious rink for skating. Taking ice skating lessons is a great idea if you want to learn a new skill. My friend wants to learn how to ice skate, so I’ll make an effort to find a program in town.

    • admin on July 10, 2019 at 7:26 pm

      Hi Sam!

      Usually you can find an instructor at any rink! Otherwise, most people learn it by just trying it (a couple of bruises included ;))

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