Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
New this season: plan ahead and reserve your skate time online!
Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is Manhattan’s winter wonderland. Enjoy New York City’s only free admission ice skating rink, the Holiday Shops, and bar + food hall The Lodge by Urbanspace.
This 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 31, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Monday – Friday: 11am-8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-8pm
Many Shops are open on major holidays and after Thanksgiving will be open later than 8pm
New this season: reserve your skate time online!
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 is open daily, including holidays, during the season. The Rink may also be closed for events, please check our website for scheduled rink closings and follow us on Twitter @bryantparknyc.
Please note: children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
New this year: flexible pricing. Save by visiting on off-peak days. Reserve an entry time online now.
Skaters must store all shoes and personal belongings. Bring or buy a lock to use our free lockers, which fit one pair of shoes and a small bag. Our bag check service can accommodate belongings for 2-4 people. There is an additional fee for over-sized items, which will be determined onsite. There can be no unattended items in the Skating Pavilion.
Locker usage: FREE
Lock purchase: $12
Bag check: $12
Skate Aid rental: $22/hour
Skate sharpening: $20
Sock purchase: $6
Bank of America cardholder discount
Bank of America cardholders receive 20% off skate rentals and Express Skate when they use their card at The Rink. This offer is valid only at the Winter Village Skating Pavilion box office.
During the Promotional Period, from October 31, 2019, through March 1, 2020 (“Offer Period”), receive 20% off eligible skate rentals and Express Skate service when you use any Bank of America® issued debit or credit card as your form of payment to pay for your purchase at The Rink Box Office. Offer only valid on orders up to $500. Payments using a digital wallet will not qualify for this offer. Not valid on previous purchases or at any other Bryant Park Winter Village location or website. No cash back. Void where prohibited. Fulfillment of this offer is the sole responsibility of Bryant Park Corporation.
Can I skate for free?
The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village is NYC’s only free admission 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. New this year: skaters with their own skates can also reserve an entry time,
When is the best time to skate to avoid crowds?
-Early mornings. This is also a wonderful time to skate with small children.
-Off season. Visit before Thanksgiving or after the new year, on weekdays and mornings.
Does The Rink close when it rains?
The Rink is open rain or shine. It is unlikely, but we may close The Rink if conditions become dangerous. In the event of an unexpected closure, customers will be refunded for their purchase less a processing fee.
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.
New this year: non-skaters can reserve a time online to avoid lines. We also have an Express Entry ticket (no skate rentals included) available for purchase on site.
Please note: Non-skaters who want to enter the pavilion with Premium parties must purchase a 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. An Express Entry ticket can be purchased on site for visitors that have their own skates. New this year: skaters with their own skates can also reserve an entry time.
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 an Express Entry ticket (does not include skate rental). New this year: non-skaters with their own skates can also reserve an entry time.
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. Please bring a lock or purchase one on site or online. Lockers fit one pair of shoes and a small bag.
-Bag check is available for a fee.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to get engaged on the ice! Can you help?
Bryant Park offers special packages for those who want to make their trip to The Rink extra special. Please contact email@example.com for more details.
Group reservations for ice skating must be secured 24 hours in advance over the phone at 917-438-5170 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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. Email email@example.com to book a lesson.
Ice cut schedule
Ice cuts take 20 minutes and happen according to the below schedule. See pricing calendar for color-coded days.
|Green days||Orange and pink days|
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 18 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.
Winter Village’s 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, bar, an outdoor beer garden, and many other exciting dining options to fulfill the cravings of New Yorkers and visitors alike from morning until night.
October 31, 2019 – March 1, 2020
Learn more about The Lodge.
Eat and drink
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.