Top 10 Ice Skating Rinks in New York City

Beautiful music that makes you want to twirl, lovely decorated surroundings, smiles and laughter and, of course, fascinating and glassy-smooth ice that invites you to skate. Your winter just can't be complete without a visit (or maybe many of those) to one of the NYC ice skating rinks. Step into this winter wonderland, bring your loved ones, and kids, and the whole family or bunch of friends, and make it a perfect quality time, full of fun and memories making. Treat yourselves with a steaming hot drink or some delicious food, glide gracefully or learn how to do it, pay a visit during the Christmas season or come at some post-holidays time, you will have a blast.


#1. The Rink at Rockefeller Center

One of the main destinations for authentic NYC winter holidays! Get the iconic experience here, at the skating winter wonderland, near the huge stunning Christmas tree with all beautiful decorations and lights. It's the tradition you can't imagine winter without, so come to Rockefeller Center, out on your skates and twirl to the music. The rink allows only 150 skaters at a time, so you'll get the intimate and cozy feeling–perfect for these festive days.
Daily: 8 am–midnight
Adults: $25–$32
Seniors/Children (under 11): $15
Skate rental: $12

 600 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10020

#2. Free skating at Bryant Park's Winter Village

Winter Village is a lovely way to spend your time with family, friends and loved ones. One of the most exciting things about this place is its ice rink. You can skate here at any time, and the skating is absolutely free! The rink hosts various skating performances, lessons, special activities and events. You can warm up, have a nice snack near the rink with many variations of food, hot drinks and sweet treats, rest and then continue to have fun at this winter wonderland.
Daily: 8am–10pm
General admission: Free
Skate rental: $15–$20

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#3. Trump Wollman Rink in Central Park

The largest ice rink of the Central Park represents winter magic at its finest. Splendid surroundings, enchanted atmosphere, gorgeous view of the city, you just can't not feel festive here. You'll dive into a pure holiday spirit, especially visiting the rink at Christmas season, gliding near beautifully decorated trees. And by the way, don't forget that this is the exact skating rink where “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” was filmed. But don't be afraid, the Sticky Bandits are far away from this place now.
Monday–Thursday: Adults $11.25, Kids (11 & under) $6, Seniors $5
Friday–Sunday & holidays: Adults $18, Kids (11 & under) $6, Seniors $9; Spectators $5
Skate rental: $8

 East Side between 62nd and 63rd Streets

#4. The Standard Ice Rink

Rather small but cute ice rink situated in Meatpacking District perfectly suits for a nice and fun time. Intimate space isn't overcrowded, free from tourists and often filled with children and young and cheerful crowd. You can learn how to skate here too, and if you feel tired or cold after your ride, you can always treat yourself with a cup of hot chocolate, hot cider or toddy and munch on some waffles and doughnuts. The Standard Ice Rink also has their own hockey tournament, you can take part if you love this game.
Monday–Thursday 12pm-12am
Friday 12pm-1am
Sat 9am-1am; Sun 9am-12am
Adults $13, skate rental $4
Kids (12 & under) $6, skate rental $4

 848 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014

#5. Trump Lasker Rink

Situated in Central Park's north part, this is actually not one rink, but two twin ice rink spaces. As its Wollman brother, Lasker Rink is an outdoor entertainment, so you will skate in beautiful nature surroundings, breathing fresh air and enjoying the winter weather. The main mission of this place is ice hockey, so if you're fascinated by it, this rink is your dream place for sure. There is hockey for kids and for adults, tournaments and games, various special events and programs. You can learn how to skate here too, so don't think this place is just for hockey-obsessed. Monday–Thursday 10am–4pm
Friday 10am–4:50pm & 6–11pm
Saturday 1–11pm; Sunday 12:30–4:30pm
Adults: $7.50; Kids: $4.00; Seniors: $2.25
Skate rental: $6.50

 110th St. and Lexington Ave

#6. Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers

It is Manhattan's indoor ice rink that works all year long. Actually, there are two rinks with various programs and different areas around. Skating school, hockey training and teams, figure skating, everything is available for any age or skills' level. And don't forget about skating just for fun! Being one of the finest places for skating in the city, Sky Rink is extremely popular, charming skaters with its stunning architecture, gorgeous views and, of course, great quality of the ice itself.
Monday, Friday 1:30pm-5pm,
Tuesday, Thursday 3pm-5pm,
Wednesday 12pm-4pm,
Saturday-Sunday 1pm-3:50pm
Admission: $10
Skate rental $5

 61 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011

#7. City Ice Pavilion

A perfect way to spend free time at the winter wonderland yet hide away from weather's nasties all at once. Long Island's City Ice Pavilion is a stunning sheltered rooftop skating rink. It's opened all year round and boasts an NHL-size area for skating or playing hockey. The rink has its own kids' and adults' schools for figure skating and hockey training no matter of the age or level. It's great to come and skate here or organize a birthday party or some kind of a special event. City Ice Pavilion never fails to impress.
Monday–Sunday 5:30am-11:30pm
Admission on weekdays: $6; weekends and holidays: $9
Skate rental: $5

 47-32 32nd Place, Long Island City, NY 11101

#8. Riverbank State Park Ice Skating Rink

This Manhattan's skating rink is located in the large and stunning Riverbank State Park that overviews the Hudson River, so you will have a wonderful view on the river and the George Washington Bridge while skating and having fun. There is a roof over the rink, so the weather won't be able to spoil your fun. The rink is opened seasonally, from November to March, and provides you with a great opportunity to spend some of your holiday season here. There are a restaurant and a theater near the rink, so you and your family will be entertained all day long at this place.
Friday 6-9pm
Saturday–Sunday 1pm-4pm & 6pm-9pm
Adults: $5; kids: $3
Skate rental: $6

 679 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10031

#9. Abe Stark Rink at the Coney Island Boardwalk

If you still associate Coney Island with hot sun and beach vibes only, it's time to pay a visit during the cold time as well. During the winter season, from Halloween till March, this much quieter area welcomes the ice skating lovers. Abe Stark Rink is located near the famous boardwalk and invites everyone to glide, skate and twirl. With public skating hours on weekends and holidays, there are also hockey games and a school for everyone who wants to learn how to skate. Come and enjoy Coney Island at winter–a nice destination for a fun day.
Saturday–Sunday 1pm-3:30pm
Adults: $10.00; Seniors (60 & older): $10.00; Children (12 & under): $10.00
Skate Rental: $5.00

 1902 W 19th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214

#10. Lakeside Prospect Park

Recently refreshed, this brand-new ice facility is ready to welcome all the skaters in Brooklyn. Lakeside contains two skating rinks, an outdoor one and one under the roof, so you can hide from the nasty weather or enjoy a snowy landscape at the park while skating. There is plenty of space to glide: more than thirty thousand square feet for both rinks. Sounds really amazing, doesn't it? Aside from daily public skating hours, Lakeside offers skating lessons for everyone, from tiny toddlers to grown-ups.
Tuesday–Thursday 11am–6pm
Friday 11am–8pm
Saturday 10am–9pm
Sunday 10am–6pm
Admission Mon-Fri $6; weekends $9 (starting Fri at 4:30 pm)
Skate rental: $6

 171 East Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11225
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