’Tis the season for ice skating, and these four rinks are bringing holiday cheer to the city this season.
1. Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
The rink at Bryant Park is one of the many highlights of Bank of America’s Winter Village. After skating, visit the holiday shops—inspired by the European open-air markets—that feature artisans from around the world. Bryant Park is the ideal place to buy a trinket for a loved one, enjoy the comfort of a warm cup of cider or snack on a Bavarian pretzel at the lodge deck. Don’t forget to stop by the festive cocktail bar for holiday “spirits.” 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue
2. LeFrak Center at Lakeside
With two rinks to choose from—outdoor and covered—ice skating at Prospect Park’s LeFrak Center is a must this season. Be sure to head over to Bluestone Lakeside Cafe and warm up with hot chocolate while enjoying the picturesque panoramic view of the rinks. And for those who want to level up their skate skills, private lessons and classes in figure skating, hockey and curling are on offer. 171 East Drive, Brooklyn
3. The Rink at Rockefeller Center
It would be a crime to not to mention The Rink at Rockefeller Center in this list. This NYC landmark has been featured in iconic Christmas films such as Elf and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York spotlighting the Prometheus statue, festive lights and overall heartwarming experience. Here, the air is filled with holiday cheer and kindred spirits, making a visit to this rink a quintessential holiday experience. Rockefeller Plaza between 50th and 49th streets
4. Wollman Rink
Central Park’s Wollman Rink is a Manhattan treasure that showcases a beautiful view of the New York City skyline. Warming hearts since 1949, the rink caters to all ages with programs like youth hockey and skate school. This rink offers a classic image of the holidays in the city—perfect for a festive photo op. 830 Fifth Ave.