The Pond at Bryant Park
The free rink in Bryant Park first opened in 2005. At 17,000 square feet, it is about half the size of the Wollman Rink in Central Park and twice as big as the rink at Rockefeller Center.
Open daily from 27 October 2011 to 26 February 2012
Location: Bryant Park
Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday from 8 am to midnight
Admission to skate: free
Skate rentals $14, lockers free, lock purchase $9, bag check $7, skate sharpening $20
Webpage on Wired New York: Ice Skating in Bryant Park
The Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center
Location: Rockefeller Center
Admission: $14 on weekdays, $17 on weekends
For information on hours and admission fees call 212-332-7654
See Wollman Rink page
Open: 21 October 2009 to first week of April 2010
Location: Central Park between 62nd and 63rd Streets
Admission $8.50 on weekdays, $11 on weekends, skate rental $4.75, locker
rental $10 ($6.75 refundable on lock return)
For more information call 212-439-6900
Lasker Rink and Pool
Open: 29 October 2009 to 2 April 2010
Location: Central Park between 106th and 108th Streets
Admission $4.50, skate rental $4.75, locker rental $6.75 ($4 refundable on lock return)
For information on hours and admission fees call 212-534-7639
Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers
Chelsea Piers, Pier 61, Hudson River and 17th St, 212-336-6100
Admission $13.50, skate rental $6.25
Riverbank Ice Skating Rink
Location: Hudson River at 145th Street
Admission $4.50, skate rentals $3.50
Website: Riverbank State Park
Kate Wollman Rink in Prospect Park
Location: Parkside Avenue/Ocean Avenue entrance of the Prospect Park, in Brooklyn
The Prospect Park Wollman Rink will NOT be open for ice skating this winter, 2010 – 2011. Construction has begun on Lakeside, a year-round destination for recreation, relaxation, and events. Ice skating will return with the completion of this exciting new project.
Abe Stark Rink
Open on weekends only from October 8, 2005 to April 3, 2006
Location: Coney Island Boardwalk and West 19th Street, Brooklyn
Hours: Saturdays from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, Sundays from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Admission Price: $8.00, skate Rental: $4.50
Worlds Fair Ice Skating Rink
Open: 8 October 2005 to 3 April 2006
Location: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Skate rental $4.50
Rink information: 718-271-1996
City Ice Pavilion
Location: 47-32 32nd Place, Long Island City, NY 11101
Skate rental $4.50
Rink information: 718-505-6230
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Skating at Rockefeller Center rink. December 2004.
Skating at Rockefeller Center rink during the snowstorm of January 2005.
Skating at Lasker Rink in Central Park. January 2005.
Young skaters at Lasker Rink in Central Park.
Wollman Rink in Central Park on 31 December 2000.