Ice Skating in New York City

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

Open:
Location: Rockefeller Center
Hours:
Admission: $14 on weekdays, $17 on weekends
For information on hours and admission fees call 212-332-7654

Wollman Rink

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
Website: centralparknyc.org

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
Website: wollmanskatingrink.com

Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers

Chelsea Piers, Pier 61, Hudson River and 17th St, 212-336-6100
Admission $13.50, skate rental $6.25
Website: chelseapiers.com

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.
Website ProspectPark.org

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
Information: 718-946-6536

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
Website cityicepavilion.com

Community

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See Also

NYC Dept of Parks

Pictures

Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center

Skating at Rockefeller Center rink. December 2004.

Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center

Skating at Rockefeller Center rink during the snowstorm of January 2005.

Lasker Rink, Central Park

Skating at Lasker Rink in Central Park. January 2005.

Lasker Rink, Central Park

Young skaters at Lasker Rink in Central Park.

Wollman Rink, Central Park

Wollman Rink in Central Park on 31 December 2000.

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