Bryant Park Ice Skating

Urban Ice Skating at Bryant Park's "Winter Village"

The Rink in Bryant Park is nestled between the tall buildings of Midtown Manhattan.

The always-picturesque Bryant Park is transformed into a winter playground at Christmastime, featuring an ice skating rink surrounded by inviting holiday shops and a seasonal restaurant called Celsius.

The Pond at Bryant Park

The ice skating rinks at Rockefeller Center and Central Park may be more well-known, but Bryant Park ice skating can certainly hold its own, offering a more economical skating option while still offering a fun and worthwhile experience.

Bryant Park is centrally located near many popular tourist attractions, including Times Square and the Empire State Building.

The Rink is very spectator-friendly. Tables and chairs are set up around the perimeter, making it easy to sit down with a cup of coffee and enjoy the festive atmosphere right alongside the rink. The nearby Holiday Shops at Bryant Park will likely tempt you with interesting gifts and goodies.

The Pond at Bryant Park

Essential Visiting Information


  • The rink is open late October through early March.
  • Hours are 8 am – 10 pm

The nearby Holiday Shops at Bryant Park are open through the beginning of January.


Admission is free and you can pay for skate rental. If you come with your own skates, The Rink truly is free!

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The Rink is located in the heart of Bryant Park, between 5th and 6th Avenues and between 40th and 42nd Streets.

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