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Best Ice Skating in New York

While some people make it a point to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (or perhaps Cirque du Soleil's new Christmas tradition, Wintuk) during the holiday season, there's simply no comparison to the amount of people who glide across the frozen rinks of New York City every year.

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Abe Stark Rink
(718) 946-6536
Coney Island Boardwalk & Broadway at West 19th St.,
New York, NY
This Coney Island rink has had ice to skate for nearly forty years now, providing an indoor skating experience in the former home of the Ravenhall Baths, a Romanesque private poolhouse that burned down and was bought by the city in 1970.
Aviator Sports & Recreation
(718) 758-7500
Flatbush Ave,
Brooklyn, NY, 11234
With fall and winter public ice skating in a massive complex that features two NHL-sized rinks, Aviator is Brooklyn's best bet for slicing the ice, whether casually figure skating or playing in one of the many hockey leagues.
thumbBryant Park
(212) 768-4242
40th Street at Sixth Avenue,
New York, NY, 10036
As far back as 1686, New York’s colonial governor Thomas Dongan designated as public property the land that is now Bryant Park. Officially dedicated in 1842, it was not until New York City’s powerful parks commissioner, more...
City Ice Pavillion
(718) 706-6667
47-32 32nd Place,
Long Island City, NY
The newest addition to New York's ever-increasing proprietary ice market, the City Ice Pavillion is Long Island City's answer to the Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers. The heated dome has a drawback, though: as the thick of the ice hockey season hits, the public skating gets thinner and thinner.
Kate Wollman Rink
(718) 282-7789
Prospect Park,
Brooklyn, NY
Kate Wollman Rink offers fun for all seasons, providing 26,600 square feet of ice for skaters in the winter. Although not a part of the original plan for Prospect Park, the Rink, built in 1960, has added a big dose of winter more...
Kate Wollman Rink
(718) 282-7789
Prospect Park,
Brooklyn, NY
Kate Wollman Rink offers fun for all seasons, providing 26,600 square feet of ice for skaters in the winter. Although not a part of the original plan for Prospect Park, the Rink, built in 1960, has added a big dose of winter more...
Lasker Ice Skating Rink Central Park
(917) 492-3856
Central Park at 107th St.,
New York, NY
Located at the north end of Central Park, near 110th Street and Lenox Avenue, the Lasker Skating Rink can be viewed as Wollman’s elegant younger sibling. Lasker’s comfortable setting appeals to inexperienc more...
Polar Rink at the American Museum Of Natural History
(212) 769-5200
Columbus Avenue and 79th Street,
New York, NY, 10024
One of the city's newest skating destinations, the Polar Rink at the American Museum of Natural History features a rink of synthetic ice surrounded by helpful tips of "being green," all s more...
Riverbank State Park Skating Rink
(212) 694-3642
679 Riverside Drive,
New York, NY
Riverbank State Park's skating rink is one of the best-kept secrets in New York City ice skating—or at least it was before we wrote this—and a far cry from the shoulder-to-shoulder Seaport Ice
(212) 732-8257
Pier 17, South Street Seaport,
New York, NY
An integral part of the South Street Seaport's redesign, the Seaport Ice rink offers lower Manhattan its only eight-thousand square foot rink--with a massive heated tent to the side.
Sky Rink At Chelsea Piers
(212) 336-6100
Chelsea Piers,
New York, NY, 10011
Sky Rink has been New York City's most popular year-round indoor ice skating rink since opening in 1969. The twin-rink facility, located on Pier 61 at Chelsea Piers, operates seven days a week, welcoming sk more...
The Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink
(212) 332-7655
601 5th Avenue,
New York, NY, 10020
Arguably the world's most celebrated ice skating Rink, The Rink at Rockefeller Center offers breathtaking views of the gold gilded statue of Prometheus and the towering Christmas Tree (in December).
The Standard Ice Rink
The Standard Hotel
West 13th and Washington Streets,
New York, NY, 10014
The fun-loving folks at the Standard Hotel have brought ice skating to the Meatpacking District in their public square, the Standard Plaza, with $12 entry ($6 for kids) and $3 skate rentals , as well as hot cider, hot toddies, and hot chocolate for sale.
Trump Lasker Skating Rink
(917) 492-3857
,
New York, NY
Leave it to Trump to get his name put on what's essentially water; still, this Harlem-adjacent skating rink is a welcome respite from the Midtown mania around the more tourist-friendly skating sites.
Wollman Ice Skating Rink Central Park
(212) 439-6900
Central Park at 63rd St.,
New York, NY
Wollman Skating Rink is one of New York City’s most popular recreation facilities. During the winter holiday season, tourists flock to skate on the famous ice rink. Equally popular in the summer for rolle more...