Are you interested in skating amid both the trees and the skyscrapers?
Central Park ice skating offers the best of two worlds - you can skate in a lovely park but still feel like you're in the middle of a big city.
The setting of the rink at the very south end of Central Park makes this possible. The rink is surrounded by trees but still close enough to Midtown Manhattan for the skyline to tower above.
The Trump Rink is the most well-known of Central Park's two ice skating rinks. This rink has a fabulous view and is sure to lure in all romantics.
If you're not skating, you can still watch the scene. The path just north of the rink takes you to a paved area above the rink where you can view the skaters below and the buildings behind them. Even farther north, steps from the path lead up to a rocky outcropping that is a fantastic vantage point for taking in the whole scene. Just watch your step!
For more information on the rink, visit the Trump Rink website.
There is a smaller skating rink in the north part of Central Park called the Lasker Rink that is not well known to tourists. It has much shorter hours and may not provide the same unique “skating in New York” experience as the Trump Rink, but it is about half the price as the Trump Rink.
If you want to know more, visit the Lasker Rink website.
The rink is open from late October to early April.
Admission prices are different for weekends (which include Friday) and weekdays.
Skate rental is $8. There is a locker rental fee of $5 and if you go into the rink area but are not skating, you will have to pay a spectator fee of $5.
Note: The skating rink is cash only!
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