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New York City Ice-Skating Rinks guide

Post originally published on October 22nd, 2015. Updated on January 14th, 2020

The autumn / winter season has arrived in New York and, with cold weather, some programs are not viable – and others are traditional at this time. One of the coolest programs to do in the city during this weather is ice skating. It is a little scared at beginning, I admit, but it’s fun! However, I see that many people who come here don’t know about all the options available in town – yes, the New York skating rinks are not limited to Bryant Park, Central Park and Rockefeller. By the way, did you know that the most expensive place for ice skating is Rockefeller? Yeah! Check out the guide that I prepared and see which option fits best in your trip – check the descriptions for more details about prices (they vary by month and day of the week in some areas), age limit for kids and dates.

Rink at Rockefeller Center

The classics

  • Bryant Park
    Where: Sixth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets
    When: October 30 to March 6
    Price: Free; skate rental $18-33
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  • Rink at Rockefeller Center
    Where: Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets
    When: Mid-October through April
    Price: Adults $25–$28, kids 10 and under $15; skate rental $13
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  • Wollman Rink in Central Park
    Where: Central Park, mid-park between 62nd and 63rd Streets
    When: Late October to first week of April
    Price: Adults $12 (Mon.–Thurs.), $19 (Fri.–Sun.); kids 11 and under $6; seniors $5 (Mon.–Thurs.), $9 (Fri.–Sun.); skate rental $10
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Winterland at Pier 17

Rinks in Manhattan that also deserve your attention:

  • Winterland Rink
    Where: Rooftop do Pier 17
    When: December through March
    Price: $23 a $26 (with skate rental)
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  • The Rink at Brookfiel Place
    Where: 230 Vesey St
    When: Necember through March
    Price: $15 + $5 (with skate rental)
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  • Lasker Rink
    Where: Central Park, the northeast corner between 106th and 108th Streets
    When: Late October to late March
    Price: Adults $9, kids 12 and under $5; skate rental $8
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  • Standard Hotel
    Where: 848 Washington St., between West 12th and West 13th Streets
    When: Late November until early spring (weather dependent)
    Price: Adults $17, kids $12; skate rental $8
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Vale Rink

Rinks in Brooklyn that also deserve your attention:

  • Vale Rink
    Where: The William Vale Hotel – Rooftop – Williamsburg – 111 N. 12th Street
    When: January through March
    Price: Adults $20, kids $12.
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  • Lakeside
    Where: Prospect Park, near Ocean Avenue and Lincoln Road entrance
    When: Late October through March
    Price: Weekdays $7,50, weekends $11; skate rental $8
    Skating takes place at two rinks (one open air, one covered).
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Bryant Park

Affordable rinks in New York City

  •  Manhattan: Ice Rink at Riverbank State Park
    Where: Henry Hudson Parkway between West 138th and West 145th Streets
    When: November through March
    Price: Adults $5, kids 11 and under $3; skate rental $6
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  • Brooklyn: Abe Stark Rink
    Where: Coney Island Boardwalk and West 19th Street
    When: Early November through March
    Price: $10; skate rental $5
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Wollman Rink in Central Park

Year-round rinks:

  • Manhattan: Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers
    Where: Pier 61, West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park
    Price: $14; skate rental $7
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  • Brooklyn: Aviator Sports and Events Center Rink
    Where: Floyd Bennett Field, Flatbush Avenue and Belt Parkway
    Price: Adults $12, kids $10; skate rental $6
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  • Queens: City Ice Pavilion
    Where: 47-32 32nd Place, between 47th and 48th Avenues
    Price: Weekdays $7, Sat.–Sun. $10; skate rental $6
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  • Queens: World Ice Pavilion
    Where: Flushing Meadows Corona Park
    When: Year-round
    Price: Mon.–Fri. $7, Fri. (after 7pm)–Sun. $10; skate rental $6
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Rink in Staten Island

  • Staten Island
    War Memorial Ice Skating Rink
    Where: Clove Lakes Park, Victory Boulevard, west of Clove Road
    When: Late October through late March – Fri – Sun
    Price: $10; skate rental $5
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