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Ice Skating in New York City

New York City is home to a number of legendary ice-skating rinks, and with many of them closing in early March this month is your last chance to enjoy one of the city’s most entertaining winter activities (and without the customary holiday crowds too). Enjoy the best of winter in the city at one of these wonderful ice skating rinks!

New York City is home to a number of legendary ice-skating rinks, and with many of them closing in early March this month is your last chance to enjoy one of the city’s most entertaining winter activities (and without the customary holiday crowds too). Enjoy the best of winter in the city at one of these wonderful ice skating rinks!

BANK OF AMERICA WINTER VILLAGE AT BRYANT PARK
This massive rink in midtown Manhattan is centrally located right in the middle of Bryant Park, steps away from shopping on Fifth Avenue and the impressive New York Public Library. They offer free admission for skating, you have to pay to rent skates, and the glass-enclosed Celsius for post-skating snacks and hot chocolate.
Open until: March 6
Hours: 8AM-10PM
Admission: Free
Skate Rentals: $15-19
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THE RINK AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER
One of the most beloved New York City winter landmarks, The famous Rink at Rockefeller Center offers skating in 90 minute sessions on a first come, first serve basis. Because of its popularity you should expect long lines, but getting to brag that you skated at this classic rink is worth it!
Open until: April
Hours: 8:30AM-12AM
Admission: Adults $25, Children 11 & under $15
Skate Rentals: $12
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SOUTH STREET SEAPORT ICE RINK
Surrounded by charming shops and restaurants as well as beautiful waterfront views, this cozy little rink is off the beaten path in just the right way. They also offer Basic Skills Ice Skating Classes every Saturday and Sunday at 9am to help you look like a pro in no time!
Open until: March 1
Hours: Mon-Thurs 12PM-9PM, Fri 12PM-10PM, Sat 10AM-10PM, Sun 10AM-8PM
Admission: $10, Children 5 & under free
Skate Rentals: $6
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RIVERBANK STATE PARK ICE SKATING RINK
Located farther uptown away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this huge rink offers great views of the Hudson River and George Washington Bridge as well as respite from the larger crowds downtown. Rent out the rink for your next birthday party or check out a local community hockey game!
Open until: March
Hours: 6AM-11PM
Admission: Adults $5, Children $3
Skate Rentals: $6
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WOLLMAN RINK IN CENTRAL PARK
Featured in many iconic New York City movies, the romantic Wollman Rink’s prime Central Park location allows for beautiful views of the skyline as well as a rare (in NYC) chance to look up and see the stars.
Open until: first week of April
Hours: Mon-Tues 10AM-2:30PM, Wedn-Thurs 10AM-10PM, Fri-Sat 10AM-11PM, Sun 10AM-9PM
Admission: Adults $11-18, Children 11 & under $6
Skate Rentals: $8
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THE RINK AT THE STANDARD, HIGH LINE
For a super chic and grown-up ice skating experience head to the Meatpacking District to check out the rink at The Standard High Line. Make a night of it with their incredible ice rink menu, including a delicious variety of food both savory and sweet, and get a little tipsy (though not too tipsy to skate!) with their hot toddies and spiked hot chocolate.
Open until: Early Spring
Hours: Mon-Thurs 12PM-12AM, Fri 12PM-1AM, Sat 9AM-1AM, Sun 9AM-12AM
Admission: Adults $13, Children under 12 $6
Skate Rentals: $4
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