The Rink at Rockefeller Center Opens for the Season

October 20, 2022 Desiree Homer

For some, nothing rings in the holiday season quite like the image of magical ice skating in New York City. And November 5th, The Rink at Rockefeller Center officially opens for all the picturesque skating you crave! It's a perfect fall and winter activity you can enjoy with the whole family all season long.

Tickets for the 2022 and 2023 skating seasons are officially on sale right now. Click here to get yours!

History of The Rink at Rockefeller Center

There is a legend that says the idea for The Rink was inspired by a skate salesman who tried demonstrating his skates on a frozen area of pavement from the Rockefeller Center Fountain. In 1936 and on Christmas Day, The Rink officially opened to the public. And it’s been an iconic centerpiece of NYC charm and history ever since.

Private and Group Skating Lessons

Not so confident on your skates? That’s ok! You can take lessons with professional instructors.

Learn more about private and group skating lessons here:

Available for Private Events

Yes, this magical NYC hotspot is also available for hosting private events. The capacities are limited for this winter season. Connect with Rockefeller Center here to learn more about planning your special ice skating experience.

Special moments and wedding engagement proposals are also welcome! 

Official Details

The Rink is centrally located at Rockefeller Plaza, right between 50th and 49th Streets. General Admission tickets are $11-$73, and Memberships are available for those who plan to skate all season long.

New York, NY 10020


Here are details regarding FAQs:

Can tickets be refunded? No.

How do I enter The Rink? Your online ticket purchase will provide you with access to the rink. Children under six will have to be accompanied by an adult.

Is there parking? Use the Rockefeller Center parking garage on the North side of 48th Street.

What about inclement weather? The Rink is an outdoor venue, so dress warmly. In the rare event The Rink closes due to weather, you will receive an email, and a refund will be automatically issued.

Mark your calendars and get your ice skating tickets for The Rink at Rockefeller Center! November 5th officially opens the ice and kicks off all things holiday season in New York City.

Stay up-to-date with all the fun and fall excitement happening in NYC this November. And let EMRG Media be your event planning partner!

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