A Very Important Skate
We can’t think of a better way to stay warm this holiday season than by lacing up our skates, sipping hot chocolate, and hitting the ice with friends for some outdoor skating at these nearby rinks.
The holiday season makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside, which comes in handy on the chilly ice for some magical, outdoor ice skating. Westchester’s got it all when it comes to gliding and sliding outside—from a winter wonderland to and handful of frozen lakes (if you’re brave enough)—and NYC, while it might be a concrete jungle, has plenty of places to try out your triple axel under the twinkling city lights. Lace up at the following outdoor rinks:
The Rink at Rockefeller Center │ Fifth Avenue, between 49th and 50th streets
Take a turn at the most iconic skating rink in NYC. Open until April, the Rink at Rockefeller Center boasts all the glitz and glam of the city with places to shop and dine around the rink. Go during the holiday season for a chance to skate under the enormous Rockefeller tree. Click here for more information.
Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park │ Bryant Park, between fifth and sixth avenues and 40th and 42nd streets
The lush green of Bryant Park transforms into a winter wonderland during the cold weather season, complete with one of the most popular places in the city to skate. Stroll through the Winter Village, spin on the ice, and then warm up at the famous New York Public Library nearby. Need another reason to go? Free admission. Click here for more information.
Trump Wollman Rink │ Central Park South, Entrance at Sixth Avenue and 59th Street
Central Park. Need we say more? Spend a day skating in one of the most famous parks in the world and enjoy sweeping views of nature against some of the most impressive buildings in the city. Insider’s tip: Wait until the season’s first snowfall and finish your skate with a walk around a snow-covered Central Park. Click here for more information.
LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park │ Prospect Park at 171 East Drive, Brooklyn
Brooklyn’s got a new ice skating rink in town, and it’s awesome. LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park features a state-of-the-art rink that allows skaters to flow seamlessly between a covered rink and an open-air rink via an ice bridge. We told you; it’s awesome. And if you time your visit right, you may even catch a curling match on the ice. Click here for more information.
Westchester Winter Wonderland │ Kensico Dam Plaza at Park Drive W., Valhalla
Lace up those skates for an evening gliding under the clear stars at Westchester’s Winter Wonderland. Happening every evening through January 2, skating is only a portion of the magic happening at the Kensico Dam, so don’t forget to glide off the ice for food, lights, and shopping. Click here for more information.
Lake Skating │ Multiple Locations in Westchester
Feeling more adventurous? We double dog dare you to try lake skating at one of the many Westchester parks that permit skating and other winter sports—including ice fishing and cross country skiing! While you’ll have to provide your own skates and equipment, the bragging rights will be well worth it. Click here for more information.
And that’s just the tip of the ice rink—check out these other outdoor rinks as well:
- >> Riverbank State Park │ 679 Riverside Drive, Harlem
- >> The Rink at Brookfield Place │ Brookfield Place Plaza, 200 Vesey Street
- >> Lasker Rink │ Central Park North, Enter at W. 110th Street and Malcom X Boulevard
- >> WWII Veterans War Memorial Ice Skating Rink │ Clove Lakes Park at Victory Boulevard, west of Clove Road, Staten Island
- >> The Standard Ice Rink │ 848 Washington Street at 13th Street, Meatpacking District
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