The Famous Rockefeller Rink at Rockefeller Center

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The ice rink at Rockefeller Center is a popular winter attraction in New York City. Every year, thousands of people flock here to skate in front of the famous Christmas tree. This ice rink in the heart of New York is the embodiment of the Christmas spirit and an absolute must-do in winter in NYC.

The Rockefeller Ice Rink is usually open from the end of October and invites all skaters to show off their ice skills until the end of March/beginning of April. The atmosphere here in front of Rockefeller Center is really beautiful, especially when the Christmas tree is lit up. In this article, you will find everything you need to know about the Rockefeller Ice Rink.

When is the Rockefeller Rink open?

The Rockefeller Rink opens on October 21, 2023. You can go ice skating here daily from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

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How many ice rinks are in New York?

There are multiple ice rinks in New York across all boroughs. The most popular ones, however, are located in Manhattan. Our top list features the best ice rinks in NYC.

How much does it cost to ice skate in NYC?

How much it costs to go ice skating in NYC depends on the rink you choose. You can take advantage of free ice skating at Bryant Park. There, you only have to pay the ice skate rental fee. Other ice rinks, like the Wollman Rink in Central Park, charge almost $20 for admission alone.

Where can you skate in NYC?

You can go ice skating in NYC pretty much in every borough. Manhattan, however, is most popular featuring the ice rinks at Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, and Central Park.

When can you ice skate in NYC?

Ice rinks in New York City open as soon as late October. Bryant Park is typically the first one to open. You can then ice skate until March, sometimes until the beginning of April.

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