9 Of The Best Ice Skating Rinks In NYC

What would winter 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!

WWII Veterans War Memorial Ice Skating Rink
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@explorestaten via Instagram

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

Open Until Sunday, March 10

Wollman Rink in Central Park
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@ohahsan via Instagram

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

Open until Sunday, April 7

Ice Rink At Riverbank State Park


Address: 679 Riverside Drive

Price: $5 adults, $3 children; $6 skate rentals

Hours: 11 am- 11pm

Open until Sunday, March 17

Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers

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Address: 61 Chelsea Piers

Price: $12 admission; $6 skate rentals

Hours: Vary by week. More information on their website.

Winter Village at Bryant Park
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@hpcomedy via Instagram

Address: Bryant Park, 42nd Street

Hours: 8 am- 10 pm daily

Price: Admission is free; skate rental $20

Open until Sunday, March 3.

World Ice Arena
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@chaplin904 via Instagram

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.

Open year-round.

Lasker Pool & Ice Rink
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@hongshim via Instagram

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.

LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park
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@charlestonann via Instagram

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

Open until Sunday, March 24

The Rink at Rockefeller Center
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@mapmaker_bob via Instagram

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

Open until April 25 

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