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Jan 15, 2018

New York Top Ice Skating Rinks Guide

New York Top Ice Skating Rinks Guide

Wintertime is when ice skating becomes top of mind of some of the best activities to do while traveling to New York. There are many outdoor rinks around NYC. There are also quite a few indoor rinks as well where you can enjoy ice skating year round.

Most famous and probably one of the most sought by visitors to New York, is the rink at the Rockefeller Center. It is located right in the heart of Manhattan and in the middle of the Rockefeller Plaza. During the holidays there is a huge Christmas tree that overlooks the rink.

Your Guide to Skating at the Ice Rink in Rockefeller Center

Second most famous ice rink in New York is the outdoor rink at Central Park.
It is called the Wallman Rink. It is an irregular shape though makes it for a fun skate. It is neither oval nor circle, but rather a mix between a triangle and circle.

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Another outdoor rink that only appears in the winter time is the rink at Bryant Park. It is located around 42nd street and 6th avenue within the Winter Village at Bryant Park. Skating here is free. You do have to pay for skate rental which is on a pricier side. During the main holiday time, this rink gets quite crowded. However, it is still a good skate if you get there early in morning.

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The Rink at Bryant Park

In Central Park, there is another, less know ice skating rink, the Lasker Rink. It is at 110th street in the north end of the park. There are two rinks there. One is used primarily for hockey and lessons and the other is open for public skating.

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Lakeside at Prospect Park
In Brooklyn, there is a newly renovated ice skating pavilion located within the Prospect Park. There are now two rinks. One is a misshaped rink for general skating and a full-size hockey rink that is also open for semi-indoor ice skating.
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This rink has new lockers that are automated without a need for a physical lock. Also, a restaurant on site that serves snacks, fast food, and hot beverages.

Indoor Rinks

Skating outside is fun. There is a chill in the air, great sites all around, and you are out getting some exercise and fresh air. Though if the weather is inclement or it is too warm for ice, skating does not need to end. There are several indoor ice skating rink in New York open all year round.

Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers
Chelsea Piers ice-skating space offers room for parties, along with private skating lessons and public skating hours.

World Ice Arena
In Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Brooklyn, NY

Abe Stark Ice Skating Rink
It is opened for public skate during limited days and times
Brooklyn, NY

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