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Skate Alongside A Vintage 1950s Airplane On New Ice Rink At JFK Airport

By Claire Leaden

Skate Alongside A Vintage 1950s Airplane On New Ice Rink At JFK Airport

The TWA Hotel — a ’60s-inspired hotel in the previous TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport — just announced they will be opening an ice skating rink right on the tarmac this winter!

New Yorkers and visitors can skate on the new, custom 56-by-44-foot “Runway Rink” from November 30 all the way to the end of February. Themed knit hats and scarves will be sold on premises, and cold beer, Snow-Caps candy and other drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

You’ll be able to do figure eights around the hotel’s own 1958 Lockheed Constellation Connie Airplane — which has been transformed into a cozy vintage cocktail lounge (see below)!

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There will also be an “arctic expedition” ice skating spectacular show every night, inspired by the time the historic airplane served as an Alaskan bush plane dropping supplies in the Prudhoe Bay.

A whopping 3,500 gallons of NYC tap water are being used to make the rink, along with 400 gallons of coolant running through 500 plastic tubes under the ice!

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The rink will be open Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $15; $10 for kids under 12. Ice skates can be rented for $10 (kids under 12 rent for $8). See more info on their website here.

See also: our guide to New York City’s best ice skating rinks.

Featured photo: Twahotel.com