All the Best Places to Lace Up Your Skates in NYC

November 30, 2023 Desiree Homer

The chilly winter air is slowly making its way into every corner of the city, and it’s the perfect time to lace up your skates, find a perfect skating rink, and take a spin around the ice. Because it’s one of New York City’s most beloved winter activities, there are rinks all over the city ready for skaters. Be sure to add this NYC seasonal tradition to your holiday bucket list and prepare for a magical and memorable experience!


The Rink at Rockefeller Center- Midtown

The Rink at Rockefeller Center is open on the daily from 9 am to 11 pm and is located at 600 5th Avenue in Midtown. Tickets start at $21 and go up in price depending on the date, time, and package you choose. 

Sky Skate- Hudson Yards

This unique indoor rink will have you skating over 1,000 feet up in the air. Sky Skate is located at EDGE in Hudson Yards, and tickets are from $41 to $46. You’ll need to reserve a spot before heading out, though.

Bank of America Winter Village- Bryant Park

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly route, the rink at Winter Village in Bryant Park has free admission. You’ll just have to pay for skate rentals, which start at $18. They are open from 8 am - 10 pm daily and 8 am - midnight on select weekends and holidays. Reserve your spot by visiting their site

Riverbank State Park Ice Rink- Harlem

Located in Riverbank State Park in Harlem, this is one of uptown’s only skating rinks. The hours are Fridays 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, weekends 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm. Admission is $5 for adults and just $3 for children (under 12). Skate rentals are $6.

Wollman Ice Rink- Central Park

Located in Central Park, Wollman Ice Rink has some of the best city views of any rink. Reserve your times and purchase your tickets by visiting their site. Ticket prices are $10-$15 for general admission, or book a private lesson starting at $75.


Glide at Brooklyn Bridge State Park

Skate under the iconic and beautiful Brooklyn Bridge this winter for a completely unique experience. Tickets range from $10 to $15, and you can purchase those and reserve your 50-minute time slot by clicking HERE.

Abe Stark Rink- Coney Island

City-goers usually associate Coney Island with fun summertime activities, but this rink brings the fun all winter long as well. Admission is $10, and rentals are $5. Hours of operation vary, so check out their site for more information.

Industry City Ice Rink- Sunset Park

This rink is situated in between some festive winter markets and fantastic Brooklyn eateries to make the most of your skating experience. Tickets are $12, and rentals are $10. Click HERE to purchase.


City Ice Pavilion- Long Island City

This massive NHL-size rink is open year-round and is a great spot to go with your family or even plan an event like a birthday party. Rates and times for public skating vary, so check out their site for all the details. 

World Ice Arena- Flushing

World Ice Arena is located within the Aquatic Center at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This rink is the perfect place to host your next party. Additionally, their public skating schedule and rates vary depending on the day.

Staten Island

WWII Veterans Memorial Rink

Located in Clove Lakes Park on the north side of Staten Island, this rink is great for locals who do not want to make the trek into the city this winter. Admission is $12, and rentals are $7. For additional information on hours of operation, check out their site

Staten Island Skating Pavilion

Staten Island Skating Pavilion is open year-round to skaters of all skills. They offer public skating Friday-Sunday at varying times, and their admission is $13-$16 with rentals at $8. They do have limited availability for walkers and Seals, and those are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

If you’re looking for something fun for the whole family to do this winter season in NYC, ice skating is the perfect activity! And don’t forget - for all your event planning needs, call EMRG Media! Let our team of expert event planners make everything you’re celebrating this holiday season magical!

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