What would the holiday season in the city be without outdoor rinks? Even if you’re not much of an ice skater, few things will get you in the mood for winter like watching the crowds circle a rink.
Most of the city’s rinks are already open (or will be opening soon for the season) so it’s time we share with you the ones we consider the best in the city. You’ll find them on the map and listed below, enjoy!
1. WWII Veterans War Memorial Ice Skating Rink
Address: 1337 Victory Blvd, Staten Island
Price: $10 admission; $5 skate rental
Hours: Friday 4 pm- 11 pm; Saturday 12 pm- 430 pm and 7 pm- 10 pm; Sunday 12 pm- 7 pm
2. Wollman Ice Skating Rink
Address: 830 5th Ave, Central Park
Price: Monday – Thursday $12 adult, $6 youth: (11 and under) $5 seniors
Friday – Sunday and Holidays $19 adults, $6 youth, $9 seniors ; $10 skate rentals
Hours: Monday and Tuesday: 10 am-2:30 pm; Wednesday and Thursday : 10 am-10 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10 am-11 pm Sunday: 10 am-9:00 pm
3. Ice Rink At Riverbank State Park
Address: 679 Riverside Drive
Price: $5 adults, $3 children; $6 skate rentals
Hours: 11 am- 11pm
4. Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers
Address: 61 Chelsea Piers
Price: $12 admission; $6 skate rentals
Hours: Vary by week. More information on their website.
5. Winter Village at Bryant Park
Address: Bryant Park, 42nd Street
Hours: 8 am- 10 pm daily
Price: Admission is free; skate rental $20
6. World Ice Arena
Address: 125-40 Roosevelt Ave. Flushing, Queens
Price: $7 weekday admission, $10 weekend and holiday admission (starting at Friday 7 pm); $6 skate rental
Hours: Public skate hours vary. More info on their website.
7. Lasker Pool & Ice Rink
Address: Central Park, Mid-Park between 106th and 108th Streets.
Price: $8.50 adults, $4.50 youth, $2.25 seniors; skate rentals $7.50
Hours: Vary, more info available on their website.
8. The Standard, High Line
Address: 848 Washington Street
Price: Adults – $13 adults, kids under 12 – $6, hotel guests free after 8 pm; $4 skate rentals
Hours: 2018 season tbd
9. LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park
Address: 171 East Drive, Brooklyn
Price: $7 weekdays, $10 weekends + holidays; skate rentals, $7
Hours: Sunday- Monday: 9 am-5 pm Tuesday- Thursday: 9 am-7:15 pm Friday- Saturda: 9 am-9 pm
10. The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Address: 600 5th Avenue, Rockefeller Center
Hours: open daily, 8:30 am- 12 am
Price: adult rate from $25- $33, youth under 11 and seniors, $15; skate rental, $12.50
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