Where to Go Ice Skating in NYC

Is there something more satisfying than the sheer joy of zipping across the ice with a chill wind on your cheeks? Perhaps not. And what’s best is that NYC is blessed with numerous ice skating rinks across all the boroughs.

 

I still remember how I never got to skate as much as I’d wanted when I was a child. There were no round-trip buses from NYC to Ithaca operating at that time, and no skating rinks in Ithaca either. All I wanted was to come to NYC and skate my heart out.

 

If you’re looking forward to strapping on the blades and hitting the slick stuff, NYC has got you covered.

 

Most of the rinks operate between November and March, proffering a wide window to plan your skating outing and to sample what the city has to offer. And even though chill in the air is receding, there’s still some time left to lace up a pair of skates and start practicing some pirouettes.

 

Also, most of these rinks offer an assortment of classes, just in case you’re looking to channel your inner hockey star.

 

Here are our picks.

 

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

Price: Free; $20 skate rentals

41 W. 40th St. Midtown NY 10018, USA

 

The Rink at Brookfield Place

Price: $15

Three World Financial Center, 230 Vesey St, New York, NY 10281, USA

 

The Rink at Rockefeller Center

Price: $25–$32 for adults

600 5th Ave, New York, NY 10020, USA

 

Lasker Rink

Price: $8.50 for adults, $4.40 for children, $2.25 for seniors

110 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10065, USA

 

City Ice Pavilion

Price: $7–$10

47-32 32nd Pl, Queens, NY 11101, USA

 

The Rink at Riverbank State Park

Price: $5 for adults; $3 for kids under 11

679 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10031, USA

 

Staten Island Skating Pavilion

Price: From $12

3080 Arthur Kill Rd, Staten Island, NY 10309, USA

 

LeFrak Center Lakeside Prospect Park Brooklyn

Price: $7 on weekdays; $15 at weekends

171 East Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA

 

Abe Stark Skating Rink

Price: $9, skate rental $5

1902 W 19th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214, USA

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