Saturday, January 10, 2009

Cheap Skate!!!

Ok, so ice skating is one of my favorite past times. I really enjoy this cold weather sport and NYC is the BEST place to do it. Sometimes ice skating can get a little expensive so I've listed all the spots in the city priced lowest to highest. Get out there and have fun in the cold!

1. The Polar Rink at the Natural History Museum
W. 79th Street at Columbus Avenue
Cost: Adults $10, Students $9, Kids $8
Skates: Included in cost
Perks: 17 Ft. Tall Polar Bear

2. Lasker Skating Rink
Central Park at 110th St./Lenox Ave Entrance
Cost: Adults: $6.00 Kids: $2.25
Skates: $4.25
Perks: Great Value for $$, Amazing views

3. Riverbank Ice Skating Rink
679 Riverside Drive
Located on the Hudson River at 145th Street
Cost: Adults $5, Kids $3
Skates: $5
Perks: Covered Ice Rink

4. Wollman Rink at Prospect Park
95 Prospect Park W
Brooklyn, NY
Cost: Adults $5, Kids $3
Skates: $6.50
Perks: Half off Fridays!
50% off paid regular admission every Friday.
Excludes holiday weekends

5. The Pond at Bryant Park
40th and 42nd Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues.
Cost: Free
Skates: $12
Perks: Not at crowded as Rockefellar Center, Central location

6. Seaport Ice
Pier 17
South Street and Fulton Street in lower Manhattan
Cost: $5
Skates: $7
Perks: 8000 sq. ft Rink

7. Abe Star Rink
Coney Island Boardwalk and West 19th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Cost: $8
Skates: $5
Perks:Only Open Weekends

8. Wollman Rink in Central Park
Central Park East between 62nd and 63rd Streets
Cost: Mon-Thurs Adults: $10 Kids: $5.25
Weekends: Adults: $14 Kids: $5.50
Skates: $6
Perks: Amazing views of Central Park

9. The Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers
Pier 61
23rd St. & the Hudson River
Cost: $13
Skate Rental: $7.50
Perks: Open Year Round

10. The Rink at Rockefellar Center
5th Ave. between 49th and 50th streets
Cost: 1.10-2.28 (mon-thu) $12
1.10-2.28 (fri-sun) $16
3.1-4.19 (mon-thu) $10
3.1-4.19 (fri-sun) $16
Skates: $8
Perks: Rockefellar Xmas Tree

*Please note these prices do not include lockers, bag cost, etc, check the individual website for hours and complete details.

1 comment:

Badinia said...

OR you could make a date from the personals and ask to be taken ice skating and you could laugh when he fell down. That's how it happens in films!