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Ice Skating in New York: The 6 best rinks to get the ultimate holiday spirit

31 October 2013

What would your romantic holiday be without ice skating in New York?

Here’s a list of the most beautiful ice rinks for you to check out. Ice skating in New York will definitely get you into the holiday spirit. Don’t forget your hot cocoa with marshmallows!

Winter Village at Bryant Park – Ice skating in New York 2013-2014

When: 1 Nov 2013 to 2 Mar 2014. Holiday shops: Mon-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm. Ice skating: daily from 8am to 10pm (Fri & Sat to 12am)
Location: Bryant Park, Manhattan
Price: General admission: FREE! Skate rental $15
Website: bryantpark.org/things-to-do/wintervillage
What: Ice skating, jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, holiday gifts

The Rink at Rockefeller Center – Ice skating in New York 2013-2014

When: Open through Apr 2014. Daily sessions from 8.30am till midnight (7 x 30 minutes stop in between sessions, see this schedule)
Location: Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th st
Price: Per session $27
Website: patinagroup.com
What: Ice skating
The Rink at Rockefeller

Wollman Rink – Ice skating in New York 2013-2014

When: Daily from 10am to varies (M-T: 2.30pm, W-T:10pm, F-S: 11pm, Sun: 9pm)
Location: Central Park, enter at Central Park South and Sixth Avenue
Price: M-Thu: $11.25, Fri-Sun: $18. Skate rentals: $8. CASH ONLY!
Website: wollmanskatingrink.com
What: Ice skating
Wollman Rink

The Standard Highline Ice Rink – Rinks New York 2013-2014

When: Weekdays 12pm-12am, weekends 9am-1am
Price: Admission $12. Skate rental $3
Location: 848 Washington st at 13th st, Meatpacking
Website: standardculture.com
What: Ice skating, hot chocolate (black and white), hot apple cider, waffles.
Ice skating New York: The Standard Hotel

McCarren Rink – Ice skating in New York 2013-2014

When: Ice skating: 15 Nov through Jan 2014. Daily from 11am to 10pm
Holiday market: weekends Thanksgiving (28 nov) to Christmas
Location: 776 Lorimer st, McCarren pool and bathhouse, Williamsburg
Price: Admission ice skating: $8
Website: osanb.org/mccarren-rink
What: New this year! Ice skating, weekend holiday market, workshops

The Rink at Brookfield Place – Ice skating in New York 2013-2014

When: Open through Mar (exact date still TBA)
Location: Battery Park City, Lower manhattan
Price: Admission per session: $12.50. Skate rental: $5
Website: therinkatbrookfieldplacenyc.com
What: New this year! Ice skating with views on Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and New Jersey. I strongly advise you to check if the rink is open before you go!

I’ll try to visit each venue so I can tell you guys how great it was. Stay tuned for pictures, stories and tips. Keep you posted!

PS: more hotspots are in the New York Little Black Book. A city guide to New York with the best restaurants, shops and things to do. Every week I will post new adventures on Your Little Black Book so stay tuned for the latest gems I spotted!

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