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Dec 24, 2009

About ice skating in New York City

Is skating in NY on your list of stuff to do?

Like in the movies: Rockefeller Center
Small rink, but classic scenario...
Price: up to $20, rates vary a lot
Hours: Call 212 332 7654
Time your arrival to fit the strict skate session times:
  • 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 
  • 10:30 a.m. - noon
  • 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
  • 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
  • 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.
  • 10:30 - midnight

Early morning during holiday periods and weekdays before 4 p.m. are quieter times.
  • F, B, D or Q trains to 47-50 Streets-Rockefeller Center stop;
  • 6 to 51st Street;
  • 1 to 50th Street


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Quieter and cheaper: Bryant Park info: 866-221-5157
Price: free! (just pay your $12 skate rental, $9 locker.. and hospital bills )
ONline Reservations!

Daily from 8 a.m. til 10 p.m.
Open til Midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. (Weather permitting.)

Getting there: 7 or B/D/F/V trains to 42nd Street/Bryant Park stop.

If you are stuck there with skaters but hate skating, skaters and everything about skating, find shelter at the holiday market or The Pond Snack Shop or.. Celsius: A Canadian Lounge, both located adjacent to the skating rink.

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Lasker Rink and Pool
call (917) 492-3857 or (917) 492-3856
Central Park between 106th and 108th Streets
Entrance just south of park entrance at 110th Street &; Lenox Avenue
Admission $4.50, skate rental $5

Open Saturday, October 24, 2009 through Sunday, March 28, 2010.

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Big and loud: Wollman Rink: call 212-439-6900
Central Park between 62nd and 63rd Streets
Skate Rental and Lockers available
Price: $11, skate rental $4.75, locker rental $10 ($6.75 refundable on lock return)



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