Rockefeller Center Ice Rink Location:
The Ice Rink is located in the center of the complex of buildings between 47th and 50th Streets and 5th and 7th Avenues. See our Rockefeller Center Map
Rockefeller Center Ice Rink Basics:
Rockefeller Center Ice Rink Season:
The rink at Rockefeller Center typically opens Columbus Day weekend and stays open through early April.
Skate rentals and admissions are charged per session. Time your visit appropriately to get the most skating for your money.
Rates vary depending upon the time of day, day of the week and even change throughout the season. Adult admission is typically $20-25 and children are $12-15. There are also lunchtime skating sessions that cost just $5 offered until early November 5. Skate Rentals are an additional $10. Group rates offer significant discounts. Check the Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center website
for the most current information.
Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Lessons:
Half-hour private lessons are $30-$35 per person and include one hour of skate time in addition to the lesson. Appointments can be reserved by calling 212-332-7655.
Advice for Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center:
Ice skating at Rockefeller Center is a quintessential New York City winter experience. The Ice Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center first opened on Christmas Day in 1936. The Ice Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center can accommodate approximately 150 skaters at a time and the rink is 122 feet long and 59 feet wide.
While ice skating at Rockefeller Center is an experience that many New York City visitors desire, keep in mind that you're paying a premium to be able to say you ice skated at Rockefeller Center -- despite the small ice skating surface and the often crowded atmosphere. Ice skating prices at Rockefeller Center are most expensive during peak holiday periods, and busiest at those times also. Early morning during holiday periods and weekdays before 4 p.m. tend to be quieter times at the Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center.
If the you're interested more in ice skating than in saying you ice skated at Rockefeller Center check out Ice Skating in New York City for some other options.