Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The Holidays Are Here: A Trip to New York's Rockefeller Ice Rink

Rockefeller Ice skating

Yes, the holiday season is here -- or it soon will be. Surest sign yet? I was in New York last week, and had a chance to do a quick skate at the famed The Rink at Rockefeller Center.

The Christmas tree isn't up yet -- it's coming -- and the temperatures aren't quite crisp. But lacing up skates and taking a spin below Rockefeller Plaza is sure to get you into that fall spirit.

The prices are between $25 and $32 (depending on time of year), which is a bit on the pricier side, but it also keeps the rink manageable. The rink also strongly recommends taking the first session, at 8:30 a.m., in order to beat the crowds. If I lived in New York, I'd be tempted to make it a habit before work.

Skating began on Oct. 10 and continues through next April. Here are the skate times:

25-32 8:30AM-10:00AM; 10:30AM - 12:00PM; 12:30PM - 2:00PM; 2:30PM - 4:00PM; 4:30PM - 6:00PM; 6:30PM - 8:00PM; 8:30PM - 10:00PM; 10:30PM - Midnight

For folks who want to beat the lines, the more expensive VIP Igloo option gets you on the rink quicker.

Some pics:

Rockefeller Ice skating

Rockefeller Ice skating

Rockefeller Ice skating

Rockefeller Ice skating

Rockefeller Ice skating

Rockefeller Ice skating

Rockefeller Ice skating

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