The Rink at Rockefeller Center

The Rink at Rockefeller Center


Neighborhood: West 40s
Type of Place: Ice Skating


What would the holidays be without a trip to The Rink at Rockefeller Center.  The ice rink which debuted on Christmas Day in 1936 as a premier outdoor skating pond is a must-see attraction for tourists and New Yorkers alike.  Among the amenities; night skating, a heated area for changing skates, piped-in music and rink-side dining. Surrounded by views of the gilded statue of Prometheus, and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree during the holidays, the rink attracts more than 100-thousand skaters annually. Ice skating lessons, group sessions, and rentals are also available. Measuring 122 feet long and 59 feet wide, the Rink at Rockefeller Center, located just off Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th street, is open from mid-October through early April, seven days a week. Dining is available at the nearby Rock Center Cafe, The Sea Grill or Cucina & Co, along with a number of other restaurants in the concourse.

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The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Between 49th and 50th Sts near Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10017