You don’t need skates or reservations to skate at the Rockefeller Center Ice-Skating Rink. You can drop by any time and rent a pair of skates for a spin on the ice.
However, the skating rink can get extremely crowded, especially during the holiday season when tourists flock to Rockefeller Center. Your best bet is to skate in the early morning or on weekdays before 4 p.m. if you can.
Location: Rockefeller Center between 47th and 50th Streets and 5th and 7th Avenues, lower concourse.
Getting There: B,D,F,V to 47-50 Streets-Rockefeller Center; 6 to 51st Street; 1 to 50th Street.
Information Line: 212-332-7654
Hours and Admission: Hours and admission costs vary for pre-season and the busier holiday season.
Skate Rentals: $10
Skating Lessons: 212-332-7655
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