When you think of outdoor ice skating in New York, probably the Rockefeller rink comes to mind first, closely followed by Central Park and Bryant park and all those rinks have a great deal to offer.
But because they are the most well-known, they are also the most crowded, so think about visiting one of the smaller, less well known ones, some of which are opening for the first time. Go here to see information on all of them New York’s Outside Ice Skating rinks.
Watch the video on Cortlandt Park in the Bronx and you’ll quickly see why families flock there, it’s friendly and fun.
It is already open and it’s hours are Mon-Wed noon-4pm Thurs-Sun noon-8pm, Fri-Sat noon-10pm, entry $5 weekdays, $8 on weekends and $5 for skate rental.
Just opening this Friday Nov 15th 11.00am is McCarren Rink at Williamsburg. It will cost you $8 adults, $5 for seniors and students and $4 for children, with skate rentals $5.
Other smaller rinks in New York are the Veterans War Memorial Rink at Staten Island, the Brookfield Place rink in Battery Park City, South Street Seaport Rink, South Street Seaport, the Standard Ice Rink, Meatpacking District and Lakeside Rinks, Prospect Park. Check the link given for when all these rinks open for the season. some are already open, others don’t open until late November.LIKE all the ice skating choices in NYC.