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Here's Where You Can Go Ice Skating in New York City

By Veronika Bondarenko | November 18, 2016 2:47pm | Updated on November 25, 2016 2:26pm
 Hockey players skate in the World Ice Arena in Flushing, Queens.
Hockey players skate in the World Ice Arena in Flushing, Queens.
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It's time to hit the ice. 

As the weather continues to cool down, the city's ice skating rinks are opening for business. Whether you're a pro with your own skates or need to rent a pair, here are all the places in the city you can skate this winter.

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► The Rink at Rockefeller Center, Rockefeller Plaza between 50th and 49th streets, Midtown

Open: Now
Hours: Daily from 8:30 a.m. to midnight
Admission: Adults admission varies based on the day ($25 for standard days, $27 for holidays, and $32 for peak days); $15 for children under 11 and seniors;
Skate rental: $12.

The city's most iconic ice skating destination has tiered pricing. To get a deal, stop by during one of the discounted weekday times and get the added benefit of avoiding the crowds. Lessons are available for $50 and include 30 minutes of instruction and an additional 30 minutes of rink time.

► The Rink at Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd street, Midtown

Open: Now
Hours: Daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission: Free
Skate rental: $20.

If you've got your own skates or can borrow a pair from a friend, head to Bryant Park where getting on the ice is free. There's also a Christmas market in the park where you can shop for gifts and treats after you're done skating.

► Lasker Rink, Central Park (enter at 110th Street and Lenox Avenue), Central Harlem

Open: Now
Hours: Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m to 4:50 p.m. and 6 to 11 p.m.; Saturday from 1 to 11 p.m.; Sunday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Admission: $8 for adults; $4 for children 12 and under;
Skate rental: $7

Harlem's Lasker Rink's low prices make it a perfect choice for the whole family. 

► Wollman Rink, Central Park (enter at 63rd Street), Upper East Side

Open: Now
Hours: Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m; Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission: $12 for adults Monday to Thursday; $19 for adults Friday to Sunday; $6 for children 12 and under;$5 for seniors on weekdays
Skate rental: $9.

The Wollman Rink, which is owned by President-elect Donald Trump, offers views of both the city skyline and Central Park while in mid-skate. 

► The Rink at Brookfield Place, Three World Financial Center, 230 Vesey St., Battery Park City

Open: Now
Hours: Monday to Friday from 1 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday to Sunday  from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Admission: $15 for a 90-minute skating session; $200 for a season pass
Skate rental: $5

One of the city's newest and sleekest skating rinks, The Rink at Brookfield Place offers stunning views of New York Harbor.


► Abe Stark Rink, Coney Island Boardwalk at West 19th Street, Coney Island

Open: Now
Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Admission: $9 for adults and children
Skate rental: $5

For those who'd rather not brave the elements, the Abe Stark Rink along the Coney Island Boardwalk offers an indoor skating rink during the weekends.

► LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park (enter at Parkside and Ocean avenues)

Open: Now
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m to 9 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission: $6 for adults and children on weekdays; $9 for adults and children on weekends and holidays
Skate Rental: $6.

Arguably one of the most beautiful skating destinations in the city, the LeFrak Center's ice rink in Prospect Park is particularly stunning after the first snow falls.


► World Ice Arena, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Avery Avenue and 131st Street, Flushing

Open: Now
Hours: Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and 7 to 9:50 p.m.; Saturday from noon to 4:45 p.m. and 8 to 9:50 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 4:45 p.m.
Admission: $6 for adults and children on weekdays; $9 for adults and children on holidays and weekends
Skate rental: $5.50

Another good choice for the indoor skaters, the World Ice Arena in Flushing regularly organizes on-ice parties and offers holiday discounts for its guests.

► City Ice Pavillion, 47-32 32nd Place, Long Island City

Open: Now
Hours: Monday to Friday, 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Admission: $6 on weekdays and $9 on weekends and holiday 
Skate rental: $5

If you're looking for unique skating locations, City Ice Pavillion is literally on a roof. It's used for skating lessons and hockey training all year.


► WWII Veterans War Memorial Ice Skating Rink, Clove Lakes Park, Castleton Corner

Open: Now
Hours: Friday from 4 to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday from noon to 4:30 p.m. and 7 to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.
Admission: $10 for adults, children and seniors
Skate rental: $5

Worried you won't have time to go skating during the holiday? The WWII Veterans War Memorial Ice Skating Rink in Staten Island will be open until the start of April.