Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Ice Skating in Bryant Park

There are several really great places for ice skating in New York City. The more famous places, like Rockefeller Center of Central Park, can sometimes get crowded, especially during the holidays. But one wonderful, less popular skating venue is in Bryant Park between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and 40th and 42nd Streets.

Skating in Bryant Park can make you feel like you are in an oasis among the skyscrapers, just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Times Square. In addition to skating, Bryant Park also has a Le Carrousel, chess tables, and sometimes entertainment. Bryant Park also offers WiFi as a “Hot Spot.” So bring your laptop and start surfing.

Bryant Park’s Citi Pond Skating Rink is opening in just two weeks, on October 27th, and will be open until February 26th, 2012. Visitors can skate every day of the week from 8am until 10pm, except for Friday and Saturday when the rink stays open until midnight. Skating on Citi Pond is free; skate rental is $14; Bag Check is between $7-$10 depending on bag size. So go on down and have some traditional New York ice skating fun.