Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
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Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is Manhattan’s winter wonderland. Enjoy the Holiday Shops, The Lodge by Urbanspace, and The Rink, the centerpiece of Winter Village and New York City’s only free admission ice skating rink.
The Holiday Shops close January 2, 2019, and The Rink and The Lodge are open 8am-10pm daily (including holidays) through March 3, 2019.
The Winter Village holiday market features food and artisanal boutiques offering delicious eats and exquisite gifts. 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 NYC’s best outdoor holiday market and check everyone off your list!
Interested in becoming a Holiday Shops vendor? Please visit Urbanspace to apply for the upcoming season.
Find Shops, view our map and guide, and learn more about the Holiday Shops.
October 27, 2018 – January 2, 2019
Monday – Friday: 11am-8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-8pm
Many Shops are open on major holidays and after Thanksgiving will be open later than 8pm
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.
The Rink opens Saturday, October 27 at noon, and is open daily 8am-10pm through March 3, 2019, weather permitting and including holidays. The Rink may also be closed for events, please check back for scheduled rink closings, or check here.
Please note: children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Bank of America cardholders get 10% off skate rentals,
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$55 + fees
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$135 + fees
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Prices do not include tax. All sales are final.
Bank of America cardholders receive 10% off skate rentals and purchases at Snackbar.
Can I skate for free?
The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village is NYC’s only admission free ice skating rink. If you bring your own skates and a lock for one of our free lockers, you can skate without spending a dime.
When is the best time to skate to avoid crowds?
-Early mornings. Even during peak season, if you arrive at opening (8:00am), you will be able to enter the Skating Pavilion without a wait. This is also a wonderful time to skate with small children.
-Off season. Visit us before Thanksgiving or after the new year, weekdays and mornings, to avoid crowds.
What are VIP and skip-the-line options?
-For purchase onsite only: Express Skate includes skate rental and allows a visitor priority access to the Skating Pavilion. Available for purchase at The Rink for immediate use only. Please note: during peak season, there can be a line for Express Skate.
-For purchase online only: Reserve Skate. Select and reserve a day and time to skate. Reserve Skate includes skate rental, bag check, priority access at skate rental, and ticketholders go to the front of all lines at The Rink for VIP entry.
-For purchase online only: Premium Skate, for visitors who want a premium experience. Includes skate rental, a separate entrance, access to our VIP lounge, snacks and a beverage, and an attendant to assist during the visit.
There are no refunds at The Rink. Reserve and Premium Skate passholders can reschedule their skate time (current season only) for inclement weather. To reschedule or for questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I don’t skate. Can I go into the Skating Pavilion with my party if they purchased a skip-the-line ticket?
All visitors must have a wristband to enter the Skating Pavilion, and must visit a ticket window to get a wristband. However, we do have a $15 non-skater Express ticket available for purchase on site. Please note: non-skaters who want to enter the pavilion with Reserve or Premium parties must purchase a Reserve or Premium ticket.
I have my own skates. Can I skip the line?
All visitors must have a wristband to enter the Skating Pavilion, and must visit a ticket window to get a wristband. We do have a $15 Express ticket that can be purchased on site for visitors that have their own skates.
I want to visit Overlook. Do I have to wait in line?
All visitors must have a wristband to enter the Skating Pavilion. You will have to wait in line during busy season to get a wristband from a ticket window, or you can purchase a $15 Express ticket for non-skaters.
Do you have skate aids?
Yes, our penguins and snowmen will help your little skater navigate The Rink with ease. Beginner skaters under ten only. $22/hour for purchase at The Rink only.
What size skates do you have?
Kids 6-4, Adults 5-14
Where can I put personal items?
-Lockers are free of charge. Please bring a lock or purchase one for $10. Lockers fit one pair of shoes and a small bag.
-Bag check is available for a fee. Small bag check ($12) is suitable for 2-4 people, and large bag check ($15) is good for 5-7 people.
Please note: there can be no unattended items in the Skating Pavilion. Unattended items will be removed by security and placed in bag check, where visitors must pay the appropriate fee to retrieve their items.
Can I have a birthday party at The Rink?
Yes, you can rent Polar Lounge for birthday parties and special occasions. To learn more about our custom packages and to reserve Polar Lounge, call 917-438-5170 or email email@example.com.
Is there food inside the Skating Pavilion?
Yes, Snackbar serves hot drinks, bites, and beverages.
Engagements and Proposals:
Bryant Park offers special packages for those who want to make their trip to The Rink extra special. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Ice skating group reservations must be secured 24 hours in advance over the phone at 917-438-5170 or by email at email@example.com.
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.
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. Please visit Skate School for more information, and to book your lesson.
Ice Cut Schedule
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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.
The Lodge is open on all holidays
Winter Village’s new rinkside bar and food hall, The Lodge by Urbanspace, is a cozy winter destination with a dozen new and classic NYC restaurants. The Lodge features a festive cocktail bar surrounded by a full range of eateries, including Mah-Ze-Dahr bakery, Pierogi Boys, Good Stock, Todaro Bros, Chimney Cakes by Stackery, Renegade Parlour (macarons, hot chocolate and more sweets), an outdoor beer garden, and many other exciting dining options to fulfill the cravings of New Yorkers and visitors alike from morning until night.
The Lodge is open daily 8am-10pm through March 3, 2019.
Learn more about The Lodge.
Eat and drink
The Lodge Bar
The Lodge Biergarden
Urbanspace Info Kiosk
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! No purchase is necessary to enter Overlook.
Overlook may be closed to the public on certain days for private events, so please click here to check hours before visiting. Scroll down to Private Entertaining if you are interested in renting Overlook for a holiday party or event.
Learn more about Overlook.
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.
Polar Lounge, our cozy space on the first floor of the pavilion, offers rinkside access and is perfect for small groups and birthday parties.
To inquire about availability and pricing, email us or call 917-438-5170.
Download floor plan and additional information here.