Magical Outdoor Ice Skating Experiences This Winter
Families can lace up their skates to whirl and twirl outdoors this winter while enjoying breathtaking views of the city from the ice.
Most rinks are uncovered and outside, so dress in layers to stay warm and for a special skate or cozy up at one of the chalets or fire pits at these wonderful winter ice rinks.
Opening Date: October 27
Location: Bryant Park, Manhattan
Families will love that Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park features an expansive free-admission skating rink, unmatched holiday market, and a festive bar and food hall. The Rink is the largest free-admission ice skating rink in New York City.
The Rink and The Lodge will be open daily beginning October 27, 2023 through March 3, 2024. Skate time and rentals through November 29 can be reserved in advance online. New skate reservation dates will be released throughout the season.
Visit here for more information.
Opening Date: October 28
Location: Central Park
Cost: Starting at $15
Wollman Rink is now open for the season through March 15, 2024. Tickets for public skate can be purchased HERE, along with additional information on reserving skating lessons, upcoming experiences, and more.
General admission will range from $15 to $37 for adults, depending on date of entry, and will be $10 for children and seniors throughout the season. All skate rentals are $11, and access for a non-skating adult chaperone is free with the purchase of a child ticket.
Season passes will continue this year priced at $275 for adults and $100 for seniors and children with no blackout dates.
Visit here for more information.
Opening Date: October 21, 2023 (through March 2024)
Location: The Rink at Rockefeller Center, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Between 50th and 49th Streets, Manhattan, New York
Cost: Tickets start at $21 per person, not including skate rentals
The Rink at Rockefeller Center is returning for its 87th season! Families will love getting into the holiday spirit early and hitting the ice starting October 21.
Between November 4 and January 14, in partnership with Balsam Hill, visitors and skaters can warm up in Rockefeller Center’s cozy skate chalets on the South Esplanade.
This year will be the first in which guests can enjoy alcoholic beverages in the chalets, with a soon-to-be announced menu of drinks by Other Half Brewery, served alongside a warming menu of après-skate bites by 21 Greenpoint.
Tickets for The Rink at Rockefeller Center and reservations for the Après Skate Chalets Presented by Balsam Hill are available now.
Visit here for more information and tickets
November 15-March 1
Starting at $10
November 15 to January 14
New York City’s highest skating rink, will be returning to the indoor portion of Edge’s sky deck for the holiday season.
From November 15th to January 14th, guests will once again be able to glide on a 1,024 square foot Glice® rink, a zero-energy ecological and synthetic ice rink while taking in the best views of the city.
Tickets for Sky Skate are on sale now and visitors can reserve for 30-minute intervals. Tickets include admission to Edge and complimentary skate rental.
Opening Date: November
Location: Industry City, Brooklyn
Opening in November, IC Ice Rink welcomes all to come for an iconic winter experience. Families will love gliding on the ice and then warming up by the fire pits and fueling up with food and drink from nearby restaurants and bars like Brooklyn Kura, Hometown BBQ, Japan Village and more.
Visit www.industrycity.com/visit for hours and updates
Opening Date: TBA
Location: Lakeside, Brooklyn
Centrally located in the heart of Brooklyn in Prospect Park, Lakeside offers kids and adults winter ice skating on two rinks with one being partially covered. Families will love that it is fun and festive, and everyone is sure to have a memorable experience.
Visit here for more information
Opening Date: November
Location: Manhattan West Plaza, Manhattan
Located at Manhattan West Plaza, the Rink at Manhattan West opens this November for its second skating season. Guests can also sign up for private and semi-private lessons led by U.S. Olympians Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov. Hours vary and are weather permitting.
Visit here for hours and updates.
November 18-January 7
Rudolph’s Rink in Luna Park opens November 18 as part of their first annual Frost Fest. Glide through NYC’s most iconic destination for fun on Rudolph’s Rink, Luna Park in Coney Island’s newest outdoor skating rink! Without the use of water and energy, Rudolph’s Rink provides an eco-friendly skating experience that is both fun and sustainable. Staring at $24.99 and includes one skating ticket and $10 Luna Card that can be used for rides.
November 24-March 2024
Location: Brookfield Place, Manhattan
Cost: Starting at $15 for skating and $5 for skate rental
From Friday, November 24 through March 2024, guests will be welcomed into a festive winter oasis, featuring family-friendly programming, free seasonal events, incredible holiday shopping and so much more.
Free activities include performances of The Nutcracker by the New York Theatre Ballet, photo opportunities with Santa, holiday music pop-ups, larger-than-life, photo-booth-worthy displays in partnership with TheSkimm, as well as the return of BFPL holiday favorites, The Rink and Luminaries!
Families will love the breathtaking views of the cityscape and Hudson River while skating the 7,350 square-foot outdoor rink.
Those new to skating can also sign up for private and semi-private lessons led by U.S. Olympians Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov. Hours vary and are weather permitting.
Visit here for hours and update.
Manhattan West, New York City’s dynamic destination for food, culture, retail, hospitality and the modern workplace by Brookfield Properties, announces Winter Fest, the premier family-friendly winter season opener event on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 from 4-8 p.m.
Winter Fest is free and open to the public with no RSVP required, and will feature live performances in a variety of locations, free ice skating at The Rink, exclusive offers from Manhattan West shops and restaurants, sweet treats and hot beverages, and delightful surprises sprinkled throughout the evening.
This year, Manhattan West is delighted to unveil musical performances to celebrate different holiday traditions, including klezmer for Hanukkah and music steeped in South Asian traditions in honor of Diwali.
Visitors celebrating the festive season will enjoy crowd favorites such as Triad Brass Band, holiday carolers The Mistletones, stilt walkers, jugglers, and LED light spinners. Manhattan West will also host a performance from the cast of the most Tony Award-Winning Show of the Season, KIMBERLY AKIMBO.