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NYC Ice Skating Rinks Open in October!

When you think of ice skating, you may think of winter—but New York doesn’t! Most popular NYC ice skating rinks open in October and early November.

The wonders of New York continue. This October, you can enjoy one of our many Halloween events and then hit the ice at Bryant Park. Make sure to choose your accommodations wisely. Finding a high-end hotel in the heart of it all, like The Marmara Park Avenue, can make your time in NYC even more memorable.

Rockefeller Center

One ice skating rink at the top of every visitor’s list is The Rink at Rockefeller Center. It has been featured in numerous films, like Elf and Autumn in New York. Add in popular TV shows like Mad About You, Friends, and Sex and the City, and you get one of NYC’s most recognizable attractions.

This one just misses the October cutoff, as it will be open to the public starting November 6th every day from 9:00 am – 12:00 am. General admission tickets run from $20-$54, or if you’re planning on an extended stay, you can become a member for $400. 

If you’re new to ice skating, sign up for Rockefeller Center’s Skate School. Skate rental and admission are included in the $50 fee.

Bryant Park

Bank of America’s Winter Village at Bryant Park opens on October 29th at 12:00 pm. Admission to the ice-skating rink is free and fun for the whole family! There are additional charges for skate rentals and services. 

If you want a truly luxurious experience, choose the Premium Skate package. This package includes extended time on the ice, skate rental, skate concierge, bag check, and access to the Polar Lounge.

Central Park

Typically, Central Park offers three options for ice skating during the fall and winter seasons. The locations include Wollman Rink, Lasker Rink, and Conservatory Water.

  • At the moment, Lasker Rink is closed for renovations. It will reopen in 2024 as part of the Harlem Meer Center.
  • Wollman Rink has recently come under new ownership, and we’re still waiting to hear when they plan to open their doors. 

Conservatory Water opens for skating when conditions allow. If you happen to be in town when it’s freezing and you’re feeling a little spontaneous, be sure to check out ice skating at Conservatory Water!

Prospect Park

LeFrak Center at Lakeside opens for ice skating in November. If your travels take you to Brooklyn, this may be a great way to get some fresh air and exercise. Cut costs by going on a weekday rather than on the weekend. In addition to skating for fun, they offer programs such as curling, hockey, figure skating, and broomball.

Will you be in NYC for your little one’s birthday? Consider throwing them an ice-skating party here.

The Marmara Park Avenue is the place to be in NYC when you’re looking for a fall or winter getaway. See the sights, enjoy stellar service, and take a spin around one of these NYC ice skating rinks. Book your stay with us today.

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