Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

Ice skating, holiday shopping, and rinkside dining make magical winter memories

​Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is Midtown Manhattan’s winter wonderland. Enjoy Bryant Park through the winter with the Holiday Shops, pop-up rinkside eatery Public Fare, and The Rink, the centerpiece of Winter Village and New York City’s only free admission ice skating rink.

Public Fare

Operated by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, Public Fare is a fine-casual eatery that pops up on the northeast corner of The Rink during Winter Village. Public Fare serves an array of seasonal pastries, sandwiches and snacks with a coffee bar in the morning that transitions to wine and cocktails in the evening.

Public Fare cuisine is crafted by Executive Chef John Karangis, who began his New York culinary career in the kitchen at Union Square Cafe, and went on to work in acclaimed kitchens such as Gramercy Tavern and Square One in San Francisco. With his return to USHG, John brings his passion for excellence and hospitality to the Public Fare team.

Public Fare Menu

Learn more about Public Fare

Hours

Daily through March 4, 2018
8am-10pm

Holiday Shops

The Bank of America Winter Village holiday market features food and artisanal boutiques offering delicious eats and exquisite gifts, from distinctive apparel to decorative goods, local food vendors, and more. Our European inspired open-air market hosts artisans from New York City and around the world. Located along Bryant Park’s allées, plazas, and terraces, the Holiday Shops are housed in custom-designed kiosks. Browse this outdoor holiday market and check everyone off your list!

Interested in becoming a Holiday Shops vendor? Please visit Urbanspace to apply for the 2017 season.

Learn more about the Holiday Shops.

Hours

October 28, 2017 – January 2, 2018

Monday – Friday: 11am-8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-8pm
Many Shops are open on major holidays

The Rink

The centerpiece of Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, this 17,000 square foot rink features free admission ice skating, high quality rental skates, and free skating shows, special events, and activities.

Dates

​October 28, 2017 – March 4, 2018

Daily, 8am-10pm
Rink hours are weather permitting.

Pricing

Admission

Free

Skate Rental

$20

Express Skate

$30

Reserve Skate

$45 (+fees)

Helmet Rental

$6

Small Bag Check

$12

Large Bag Check

$15

Lock Purchase

$10

Sock Purchase

$6

Skate Aid


$22/hr

Skate Sharpening


$20

Express Skate/Reserve Skate

Express Skate includes skate rental and allows a visitor to skip to the front of the line to skate. Available for purchase at The Rink for immediate use.

Reserve Skate can only be purchased online, where buyers can select and reserve a time to skate. Reserve Skate passes are only for our busiest, peak skating times from mid-November through the first week in January. Reserve Skate passholders enjoy priority access to the Skating Pavilion.

There are no refunds for Express Skate or Reserve Skate.

Questions about Express Skate or Reserve Skate? Email skate@bryantpark.org.

Group Reservations

Ice skating group reservations must be secured 24 hours in advance over the phone at 917-438-5170 or by email at rink@bryantpark.org.

Group minimum: 20

Reservations include: Express Skate (skip the line and skate rental)

Chaperone policy: Ages eight and over require one chaperone per 10 children. Ages seven and under requires a minimum of two chaperones per 10 children.

Payment information: Group reservations may be paid via credit card or company issued check. Reservations are not secured until full payment is made. No refunds are given once payment has been made, however reservations may be rescheduled if notified 24 hours prior to scheduled visit date based on availability.

Schools: Please contact Bryant Park for information on special rates.

Skate School

The Rink offers individual and group lessons with skate coaches for all ages and levels, from beginners to those wishing to perfect their skating techniques.

Group Lessons

Public classes for both adults and kids, instructors will review the importance of proper safety measures from learning how to adequately fall and stand to safely marching across the ice. Depending on the progression of the class, skaters will advance to basic stroking, forward glides, balance of weight on two to one foot, as well as stopping.

  • Registered skaters: $40
  • Walk-in skaters: $50
  • Four class package: $130

Tuesday and Thursdays
Youth Beginner I & II: 4:30pm-5pm
Adult: 6:30pm-7pm

Saturdays and Sundays
Youth Beginner I & II: 9:30am-10am
Adult: 9am-9:30am

Private Lessons

All ages and levels. Scheduled at your convenience.

  • One skater: $60
  • Two–three skaters: $80
  • Four–six skaters: $120
Scheduling

Lessons can be scheduled one of three ways.

  • Online reservations: Sign up here.
  • Phone reservations: Accepted minimum 48 hours in advance, guests must place a credit card on file to secure the reservation. If the guest does not cancel and does not show up, the credit card on file will be charged in full. 917-438-5170
  • Walk-in reservations: Can be made via credit card or cash, and is based on coach availability.

Please Note:

  • Skate rentals and bag check are not included
  • Skate lessons are 30 minutes in duration
  • Discount available for multiple classes purchased
  • No refunds

Email skateschool@bryantpark.org for availability and payment information.

Skate Aids

Our penguins and snowmen will help your little skater navigate the rink with ease. Beginner skaters under ten only.

$22/hour

Lockers and Bag Check

Inside the Skating Pavilion lockers are free of charge. Locker size is one square foot, which fits one pair of shoes and a small personal item. Locks are available for purchase ($10).

Bag check is also available for a fee. Small bag check is suitable for 2–3 people, and large bag check is suitable for 3–5 people.

Small bag check: $12
Large bag check: $15

Polar Lounge

Custom packages available for birthday parties and special occasions. To reserve call 917-438-5170 or email rink@bryantpark.org.

Snackbar by Public Fare

Take a skate break with a wide selection of comfort foods, hot and cold drinks, and delicious treats.

For birthday parties and special occasions, please call 917-438-5170 or email rink@bryantpark.org.

Skaters' Code of Responsibility

Skaters’ Code of Responsibility
Ice skating is an inherently dangerous and physically demanding athletic ability. Please abide by the following rules and help make Winter Village a wonderful experience for everyone. You must have a Winter Village skater wristband to enter the ice rink.
  • You must wear ice skates to enter the ice rink.
  • Read and abide by all signs.
  • Follow announcements, and obey the instructions of the skate guards.
  • Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Cell phones, headphones, cameras, backpacks, and pocketbooks are not permitted on the ice.
  • Food and drinks are not permitted on the ice.
  • Skating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  • No sitting or climbing on the railings.
  • No carrying a child while ice skating. This is very dangerous for the child.
  • No more than two people may hold hands while skating.
  • Do not congregate at the railings or block the entrances/exits.
  • The center of the ice rink is for skating lessons and figure skating.
  • Spins and jumps are not permitted when the rink is crowded.
  • Please report any injury to a Winter Village staff member.
  • Skate respectfully.
  • No abusive, aggressive, abrasive or disorderly conduct, which may include weaving, pushing and power stopping.
  • If you are skating in any manner that endangers your fellow skaters, you may be warned and/or asked to leave the ice. Winter Village staff members reserve the right to permanently ban aggressive skaters from The Rink.

Skating time limit is approximately 1.5 hours so that everyone can enjoy free public ice skating at Winter Village.


Acknowledgement of Risk
Release of liability and waiver of all claims by persons entering Winter Village at Bryant Park
Participant and/or Participant’s parent(s) or guardian(s) (individually and collectively, “Participant”) understands, acknowledges, and agrees that ice skating is an inherently dangerous and physically demanding activity. Participant assumes full responsibility for any risk of injury, property damage, or death while participating in any activity at Winter Village at Bryant Park and all related facilities and surrounding areas (collectively, “Winter Village”).

Participant hereby waives any and all claims including, but not limited to, bodily injury, property damage, or death, that Participant or Participant’s heirs, assigns, and/or legal representatives may have against Bryant Park Corporation (“BPC”), Rink Management Systems (“RMS”), the sponsors of Winter Village, and/or the City of New York, and/or their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, employees, agents, and volunteers, arising out of Participant’s use of Winter Village and/or rental of skates.

Participant hereby releases and holds harmless BPC, RMS, the sponsors of Winter Village, and/or the City of New York, and/or their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, employees, agents, and volunteers arising from any and all liability for any loss, damage, or expense that Participant or Participant’s heirs, assigns, and/or legal representatives may suffer as a result of Participant’s use of Winter Village and/or rental of skates from any cause whatsoever, including but not limited to, negligence or breach of contract on the part of BPC, RMS, any sponsor of Winter Village, or the City of New York, or their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, employees, agents, and volunteers, in the operation, supervision, design, maintenance, or condition of Winter Village.

Participant agrees to abide by the “Code of Ice Skater Responsibility” and to follow the instructions of the operating staff of Winter Village. Failure to follow this code of conduct or instructions may result in the termination of Participant’s use of Winter Village and/or rental of skates without refund.

Participant permits BPC, RMS, the sponsors of Winter Village, and the City of New York to use any photographs, videotapes, recordings, or any other records taken while on the premises of Winter Village for publicity, advertising, or any other legitimate purpose. This facility is monitored by video surveillance.

Overlook

Our observation deck, located on the second floor of the Skating Pavilion, is the perfect place to warm up and watch the skating below. While you sit, enjoy a selection of games, chess, and art supplies, all for free! Overlook may be closed to the public on certain days for private events, so please click here to check hours before visiting. No purchase is necessary to enter Overlook. Scroll down to Private Entertaining if you are interested in renting Overlook for a holiday party or event.

Learn more about Overlook.

Private Entertaining

Overlook, our rinkside event space, offers unmatched views of Winter Village, Bryant Park, and Midtown Manhattan. The perfect setting for holiday parties, receptions, corporate events, dinners, and more, Overlook features floor-to-ceiling windows and custom menus by world-class caterers:

Union Square Events, the catering business of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, offers enlightened hospitality and culinary excellence.

Great Performances provides delicious, seasonal food inspired by its own organic farm and the New York food scene, along with gracious service.

To inquire about availability and menus, email us or call 917-438-5170.

Colin Miller

Colin Miller