Ice skating at Bryant Park is still free to enter and is one of the best places to skate in the city. Before or after you’re done skating, head up to Celsius, a glass enclosed lounge where you can get fun cocktails and tasty food to warm you up. Celsius allows you to get a great view of the rink and the park all while staying warm by the heat lamps, that is if you chose to go out on the terrace. Enjoy winter, grab your skates and head to Bryant Park!
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Your winter isn’t complete without a skate at the Rink at Rockefeller Center. Experience one of the most famous ice skating rinks in the world, and if you go now, you can skate with a giant Christmas tree in the background (the lights aren’t up yet, you’ll have to wait till December 2nd for those). Go with your friends, family, or go as a couple and skate hand in hand. You can even hold a special event here like a birthday or a party. My favorite type of event is the engagement on ice. Yes, it is a whole package that includes a pass to skip the line, five minutes on the ice for the proposal while your favorite song is being played (you bring the CD), and you can even have flowers skated onto the rink for you. It ends with a final victory lap and champagne! Does it get any better than that? Whether you’re having your special event there, or enjoying a night of skating, the Rockefeller Center Ice Skating rink is something you can’t miss this season.
The Rink at Rockefeller Center
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Have your own ice skates?Â Skate for free at The Pond at Bryant Park!Â Otherwise, skate rentals are $12, the lockers are free, but locks are $9 (so bring your own!).Â Enjoy skating right on 42nd street, surrounded by trees and skyscrapers.Â The rink is open daily until January 25th, leaving you with a little over a week to enjoy it while you can.Â The Pond is smaller than other ice skating rinks in the city, but it’s free and conveniently located in midtown Manhattan.Â You can also make advanced skating reservations, plus they offer lessons and coaching.Â The Pond is one way you can enjoy this cold weather!
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