Ice Skating in New York City
Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Guide
Ice skating at Rockefeller Center is an iconic New York City experience. Our visitors guide to the Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center will help you make the most of your visit.
Ice Skating at Citi Pond in Bryant Park
New York City's only free ice skating rink, Citi Pond is a fun and popular way to enjoy winter in New York City. Although you'll have to pay to rent skates, Citi Pond offers skaters an affordable alternative to some of NYC's pricier skating options right in the heart of midtown.
Riverbank Ice Skating Rink
Located on the Hudson River at 142nd Street, Riverbank Ice Skating Rink is a covered ice skating rink that offers skating sessions on Fridays from 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. and from 5-8 p.m from November through January. Adults are $5, children are $3. Ice skate rentals are $6. Call 212-694-3642 for details.
Wollman Rink in Central Park
Wollman Rink is another popular skating choice and is apt to be crowded during peak times (especially weekends). Access to the rink for the full day is $10.25 ($5 children) during the week and $14.75 weekends ($5.75 children). Ice skate rentals are $6.25. Wollman Rink is located off Central Park East between 62nd and 63rd Streets.
Lasker Rink in Central Park
Another Central Park ice skating option is Lasker Rink located mid-park between 106th and 108th Streets. Ice skating will cost you $6.25 (children under 12 are $3.50) and ice skate rental is $5.50. Like Wollman rink, admission is good for a full day of access.
City Ice Pavillion
This roof-top ice skating rink is located in Long Island City, Queens and has daily public skating sessions, in addition to offering figure skating, ice hockey and private rentals. Skating sessions are $5 Monday - Thursday and $8 Friday - Sunday. Skate Rental is $5.
Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers
The Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers offers ice skating year-round. Adults pay $13 per session, youths and seniors pay $10.50. Skate rental costs $7.50 and helmet rental is available for $4. The Chelsea Pier Sports and Entertainment complex is located at 23rd Street & the Hudson River.
Kate Wollman Rink in Prospect Park
**The Wollman Rink in Prospect Park will be closed for the 2010-2011 season**
Located in the southern part of the park, near Parkside & Ocean Avenues, the Kate Wollman Rink is another great ice skating choice. Skating costs $5 and for children 14 & under and seniors it's just $3. Skate rentals are $6.50 and free lockers are available though you'll need to bring or buy a lock.