Look 100 stories down from the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere with with 360-degree views of the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and beyond. Lean out over the city on angled glass walls and relax in a large lounge with food and drinks available for purchase.
Through March 24, for an additional $10, glide above NYC at Sky Skate presented by Dunkin’ Rewards. Skate in an all-weather, indoor 1,024 square foot Glice rink with epic views of the city. Complimentary skate rental included.
Brave teens & adults can scale the outside of the building, more than 1,200 feet above the ground with City Climb (ages 13+, $185).
See our guide to Hudson Yards.
Skate in the middle of magical Central Park at this spacious rink, back under new management. One of the bigger rinks in the city with an incomparable view of tress & skyscrapers.
* Lockers available for $7/day in the newly renovated Clubhouse. Group and private lessons available.
🎟 Adult admission is $9 less on Monday-Thursday (non-holiday). Discounted $14 tickets that include admission, skate rental, and a hot chocolate available for holders of ID NYC or New York Public Library cards. A limited number of discounted tickets are available each month on a first-come, first-serve basis.
🎟 Premier Passes (+$30) include expedited rink entry, skate rental concierge service, 2 hours tent access to the Nordstrom Chill Lounge – a stylish, heated rinkside retreat with cozy “fireside” seating, complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, tea and refreshments and to the Nordstrom Chill Lounge – a stylish, heated rinkside retreat, as well as a dedicated tent attendant and locker.
🍽 A rink-side cafe serves hot cocoa, hot dogs, burgers, tacos, grilled cheese sandwiches, vegan options and more. Get drinks at the rinkside Hot Toddy Tent. A pop-up from Harlem’s famous Melba on the upper deck serves signature dishes such as southern fried chicken wings & eggnog waffles. Free hot chocolate tastings every weekend (3 pm – 5 pm, alternating Saturdays and Sundays). Bring same-day Wollman Rink tickets to the nearby Nordstrom for a complimentary sweet treat.
Skate on the city’s only free rink or just watch and enjoy a festive winter vibe. Online advance reservations required to skate, reservations roll out daily two weeks before skate time.
* Skate rentals are $15-$45; discounted during off-peak hours and dates. Helmets also availble ($6). Penguin skate aids available for younger kids ($22, free before 11 am on weekends, and noon on weekdays).
* Shoe check is complimentary for all skaters, as no bags are allowed on the ice. Leave personal items at home, or check them at the skating pavilion ($5 per item, $15 per oversized item – eg: stroller or piece of luggage).
* Ages 7+ can try Bumper Cars on Ice during certain hours.
See our guide to eating, shopping and more fun in Bryant Park’s Winter Village.
Take a spin on the world’s most famous ice rink. This urban rink is one of the smallest and most expensive in the city, but the iconic location is pure magic.
Register for timed tickets in advance, online. Admission varies widely by day and time, so go early in the day, week and season if you can.
Day lockers available free of charge. Skate School group lessons availble for all ages on select Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Warm up at Coach Après Skate Cabins available for 20 min dining increments 11 am–11 pm ($30). Purchase drinks and light bites from the nearby Smith & Mills counter to access; first-come, first-served. Menu includes hot chocolate, cheese and fruit platters, churros, and cake pops.
See our guide to Rockefeller Center.
Daily 9 am–11 pm
Enjoy seasonal activities, festive winter lights, games and food and drinks alongside warming fire pits. Explore winter arts and cultural programming amid a sparkling display of holiday lights and a historic Coast Guard-era fire truck photo-op. Play lawn games like cornhole, can jam and giant Jenga.
⛸ Spin on a 5,000-square foot outdoor skating rink on historic Colonels Row. Online reservations recommended, limited walk-up spots available. $11 admission, $8/skate rental; free admission on Thursdays (walk-up only). Lockers and skate aids available on a first come, first served basis.
🛷 Rent bikes from Blazing Saddles NYC (or sleds when it snows – see recommended hills),
🍽 Food available for purchase includes Little Eva’s new seasonal menu, with warm drinks and new takes on classic comfort food like brats, vegan chili, fish and chips and more plus an eclectic array of weekend food trucks and Joe Coffee.)
⛴ Arrive via ferry from the from Battery Maritime Building (10 South Street) or Brooklyn. ($4/ages 13+. for adults, free for seniors & kids and everyone on Saturdays and Sundays before noon).
Thu-Fri 12 – 5:30pm
Sat–Sun 10 am – 5:30pm
Skate on a small rink overlooking New York Harbor with incredible views. Uncovered and windy so dress accordingly.
Skate aids and pushable sit-down sleighs for small beginners available for $15 ($20 on weekend). Sign up for one hour sessions. Private and group learn to skate and hockey lessons available.
Ice skate in a free admission rink with spectacular views of the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline, under a new overheard light installation Aurora emulating the Northern lights.
Chase Sapphire Preferred and Reserve cardmembers have exclusive access to the Sapphire Cabin, a heated bungalow located rink-side with complimentary lockers and phone chargers.
🎟 Skate rental prices vary by day & time Residents of zip codes 10002, 10004, 10005, 10006, 10007, 10038, or 10280 save $3 on skate rentals.
Mon–Thu 3 pm – 10 pm
Fri 12 pm – 11 pm
Sat & Holidays 10 am – 11 pm
Sun 10 am – 10 pm
Ice skate at a small outdoor rink in the public plaza situated of Manhattan West. Skate aids available for small beginners ($15-$18). Private instruction from Olympians Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov available.
Sessions are 1 hour and in designated time slots. Prices are higher on weekend & holidays.
Near sparkly Hudson Yards and a yummy Daily Provisions outpost.
Mon – Fri 2 pm – 9:15 pm
Sat – Sun & Holidays 10:15 am – 9:15 pm
Skate in a half-covered/half-open lakeside rink in Prospect Park.
* Olympic figure-skating athletes Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov direct the Sports Programs for Lakeside’s growing Skate School which offers learn-to-Skate and Learn-to-Play-Hockey classes for all ages.
🔓 Lockers available for rent ($3-$8, 2-hour time limit).
🍽 Light fare and drinks available for takeaway at rinkside Bluestone Cafe.
* See our guide to Prospect Park.
Sun–Fri 9 am – 7 pm
Sat 9 am – 9 pm
Glide around a 3,000 square-foot synthetic-ice skating rink, surrounded by an art exhibition showcasing the work of local artists. Take a stroll through a kids-sized Winter Village, five interactive playhouses each designed by a different artist.
On the outdoor rooftop, dress warmly. Complementary skate provided
Lots more to explore throughout the museum, see our guide to Brooklyn Children’s Museum.
Wed-Sun 10 am – 5 pm
Take a glide around an indoor rink in skates or booties for a warm, wintertime experience. The rink is made from Glice, an eco-friendly synthetic plastic surface.
Skates and booties rentals included (starting at size 9). You can bring your own skates but make sure they are sharpened.
See our guide to New York Hall of Science.
Enjoy a festive outdoor skating experience on a 5,000 square-foot ice skating rink Downtown Brooklyn in Brooklyn Commons Park.
Private lessons, semi-private lessons, and birthday parties available. Rent skate aids for $20.
Mon-Fri 2 – 8 pm
Sat-Sun 11 am–7 pm
Skate on a large outdoor, uncovered rink framed by trees and rugged mountains. Lots of hiking nearby and spectacular views.
Refreshments available from vending machines.
Also visit the Trailside Museums and Zoo (open 10:30 am – 4 pm). small stone museums and fenced areas along a self-guided trail house bears, coyotes, turtles, snakes, frogs, toads,…
Take a spin on an outdoor ice skating rink, featuring more than 9,000 square feet of ice that can accommodate up to 150 recreational skaters.
Skate to funky beats on DJ Nights (Fridays 6 – 10 pm) and skate with festive characters every Sunday 12 – 2 pm.
Mon– Thu 5 – 9 pm
Mamaroneck’s popular enclosed public skating facility offers public skating sessions throughout the week October through June.
Although the spectator area is (sort of) heated, dress warmly on the ice. Snow pants and gloves are a good idea, and so are layers for when you get moving. No outside food is permitted; a concession stand…
This indoor mega-mall has towns over-the-top, entirely indoor activities. Prices vary by day. Gets crowded, so go early.
* Ride thrilling roller coasters and family-friendly rides plus meet favorite characters like Dora The Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at indoor theme park Nickelodeon Universe ($59–$85).
* Swim, splash and slide with…