Saturday, January 2, 2010

Attention Cheapskates! Info on Ice Skating in New York City!

Ice skating is probably one of the coolest (literally) and most fun things one can do in the City. It's a great way to get out and enjoy this cold weather and NYC is one of the best places to go ice skating. Sometimes this sport 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!

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. 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

3. 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

4. Lasker Skating Rink
Central Park at 110th St./Lenox Ave Entrance
Cost: Adults: $6.25 Kids: $3.50
Skates: $5.50
Perks: Amazing views of the Park

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:

Gene said...

Hi Emco,

Maybe you know about this already but has over 1000 different interest groups that offer low cost get togethers in NYC and else where. One that I organise events for is called the "New York Metro Ice Skating" group and we get a discount at the City Ice Pavilion on their Saturday night session.

Gene Grinnell