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Ice Skating

Skate at Manhattan's winter wonderland
Visitors skate at The Rink at Bryant Park's Winter Village in New York City.
November 14, 2022 at 8:00 am

Join us on The Rink this season at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park! New York City's only free-admission ice skating rink is open daily through March 5, 2023.

Find more info below, and reserve skate time here. See you on the ice!

The Rink Info

Admission
Free

Skate Rentals
$15-$50
Save on rentals by visiting during off-peak hours and dates.
Skate sizes: 6T-7T, kids 8-13, big kids 1-4, and adults 5-14

Premium Skate
135+
Includes skate concierge, snacks + beverage, access to Polar Lounge, skate rentals, bag check, and extended ice time.

Additional Offerings
Skate Aid rental: $22+
Helmet rental: $6
Socks: $6
Skate Sharpening: $20 (24hr turnaround), $30 (same day)

Storage
NEW: Shoe check is complimentary for all skaters, as no bags are allowed on the ice. We recommend that skaters leave personal items at home, or check them at the skating pavilion.
Bag Check
$5 per item
$15 per oversized item* (eg: stroller or piece of luggage)

*Bag Check size is at the discretion of rink staff

Please note:  there can be no unattended items in the Skating Pavilion. Backpacks or any kind of bag are NOT allowed on the ice this season. Rink staff and BPC security reserve the right to put unattended items in Bag Check, which can be retrieved for a fee.

Unattended stroller parking is available starting mid-November. Space may be limited m, so it is first-come first-served. 

Refund policy
Please be aware that due to the seasonal nature of Winter Village, there are no refunds for any paid ticket. You can reschedule your own tickets up until a certain time; be sure to check your ticket for rebooking info.

Be sure to use your Bank of America® credit or debit card at checkout to receive 10% off eligible skate rentals between October 28, 2022 and March 5, 2023. Please look for the cardholder discount at checkout.
 

Discount pricing on eligible Skate Rentals when you use any Bank of America® issued debit or credit card as your form of payment to pay for your purchase at checkout. Offer valid between October 29, 2021 and March 6, 2022. Offer only valid on orders up to $500. Customers must enter their credit card number, card expiration and CVV directly on the payment page at checkout to qualify for this offer. Except where required by law, cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent, reproduced, modified, sold, traded, refunded or replaced if lost or stolen. Not valid on previous purchases or at any other location or website. No cash back. Bryant Park Corporation also reserves the right to change the terms and conditions applicable to discount codes at any time. Void where prohibited. Fulfillment of this offer is the sole responsibility of Bryant Park Corporation LLC.

Update: The Rink is now open!

October 28, 2022 – March 5, 2023
Daily: 8am-10pm
Select weekend and holiday hours: 8am-midnight
 

The Rink is open rain or shine. The park closes if weather conditions are severe. You will receive an email if your skate session is cancelled for inclement weather. Please check the rink message at bryantpark.org for daily updates.

Skate rentals
Click here to reserve skate rental tickets through Thanksgiving Day weekend. More skate rental tickets will be released in November.

Be sure to use your Bank of America® credit or debit card at checkout to receive 10% off eligible skate rentals between October 28, 2022 and March 5, 2023.

Own skates
For those bringing their own skates, tickets roll out daily for skate times one week in advance, throughout the season. Click here to book "bringing own skates" tickets.

Follow us on social @bryantparknyc for ticket release updates.

Opening cut: 7:40 – 8:00am
9:30 – 9:50am
11:35 – 11:55am
1:40 – 2pm
3:45 – 4:05pm
5:50 – 6:10pm
7:55 – 8:15pm
10:00 – 10:20pm*
*midnight closures only

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, you can ice skate for free. Please be sure to reserve an entry time ahead of your visit at the “Reserve skate time” button on the top of this page.

Why can’t I book a ticket for dates farther out? Are those tickets all sold out already?
Those tickets are NOT sold out! This season, "Own skates" reservations will roll out daily for dates one week out.

December skate rental tickets will start rolling out in November.

I have my own skates. Can I book multiple skate sessions in a row one day?
We do not allow multiple skate sessions to be booked in a row. This allows us to accommodate as many skaters as possible each day. We ask that each skater limit themselves to one time slot per person per day.

If I come a few minutes after my ticket time can I still skate?
Yes!

If I come several hours after my ticket time can I still skate?
Our staff will accommodate you if possible per availability. During peak season it is highly unlikely that late arrivals can be accommodated.

When is the best time to skate to avoid crowds?
-Early mornings: a great time to skate with small children, especially as skate aids are free before 11am Monday–Friday, and before noon Saturday & Sunday!
-Off peak dates and times: visit weekdays and mornings, and dates before Thanksgiving and after the new year.

Does The Rink close when it rains?
The Rink is generally open rain or shine. We may close The Rink for severe weather. In the event of a weather closure, customers will be notified by email, and refunded for their purchase less a processing fee.

Do you have to be vaccinated to visit The Rink, the Holiday Shops, or the park in general?
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required to visit Winter Village at Bryant Park.

I don’t skate. Can I go into the Skating Pavilion and skating areas with my party?
Only if you are a guardian for younger children. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Guardians do not need a ticket to enter the pavilion, but there is a strict limit to the number of guardians who can enter the pavilion. One chaperone* may enter with a small group of children. For larger groups:

Children ages 7 and under require a minimum of 2 chaperones per 10 children

Children ages 8+ require one chaperone per 10 children

Please note: we ask that non-skating adults do not “babysit” items in the pavilion. Please utilize our Bag Check; shoe check is free. Other non-skating adults cannot enter the pavilion, but can enjoy the view from around The Rink. Non-skaters in Premium Skate parties must have a Premium Skate ticket to join their group in Polar Lounge.

*Chaperone entry is at the discretion of rink staff

I have my own skates. Can I skip the line?
You must have a ticket to enter skating areas. If you are bringing your own skates, please reserve a free “own skates” ticket ahead of your visit to The Rink. You must show your ice skates to enter with an "own skates" ticket.

Do you have skate aids?
Yes! We have three types of skate aids: Penguins, snowmen, and zambonis will help your little skater navigate The Rink with ease, all on their own or pushed by an adult! Penguins and snowmen are for beginner skaters under ten years old only ($22/hour). The Zamboni skate aid is pushed by an adult, with a little one riding ($30/hr).

  • Penguins: you must be under 4' tall to use the penguins;
  • Snowmen: you must be under 5' tall to use the snowmen;
  • Zambonis: the rider must be under 4' tall to sit on the zamboni. The "driver" must be an adult.

Skate aids are available for purchase on site at The Rink only. Availability is first come, first served. Skate aids reservations are not transferable to other skating parties.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: all skate aids are free for use  before 11:30am daily, and are also available first come, first served.

What size skates do you have?
Kids 6-4, Adults 5-14

Do you have lockers this year?
We do not have lockers.

Where can I put personal items?
Please see “Pricing + storage” above.

Can I visit Overlook?
Currently, Overlook is only available for events.

Can I have a birthday party or rent space at The Rink?
Yes, you can rent Polar Lounge for birthday parties and special occasions, or Overlook for larger events. To learn more about our custom packages and to reserve space, email rink@bryantpark.org.

I want to get engaged on the ice! Can you help?
Bryant Park offers packages for those who want to make their trip to The Rink extra special. Please contact rink@bryantpark.org for more details. 
Please note: for the safety of our skaters, we cannot accommodate impromptu proposals on the ice. Please contact us at the email above for proposal options.

What about Bumper Cars?
Look for Bumper Cars on Ice to return to the park in January!

Group reservations for ice skating must be secured 24 hours in advance over the phone at 917-438-5174 or by email at rink@bryantpark.org.

Group minimum: 30

Reservations include: Skate rentals

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 us for information on special rates.

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

No need to book a skate time if you're booking a lesson! Just visit the link below to reserve and pay for your lesson (skate rentals also available for pre-purchase below, or you can reserve on site).

Visit here for more information and to book ice skating lessons

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.

  • Ice skates must be worn 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, or in the Skating Pavilion.
  • 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, jumps, and backwards skating are not permitted when the rink is crowded.
  • Please report any injury to a Winter Village staff member.
  • Skate respectfully.
  • For security reasons, online skating reservations require the name of each person in your party. If fake or repeat names are used, your order may be cancelled, and you will be charged a cancellation fee. Failure to comply with this policy could result in being permanently banned from The Rink.
  • If you do not show up for a skate reservation and make no attempt to notify us in advance, this constitutes a “no-show”. Repeated “no-shows” are grounds for being permanently banned from The Rink.
  • 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 reservations are approximately 55 minutes from arrival to departure, 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.

Both manual and motorized wheelchairs are permitted on the ice. Adaptive sleds are available free of charge.

Users who wish to enjoy the ice using our adaptive sled can be pushed by a member of their party or by one of The Rink’s Skate Hosts. To request Skate Host assistance ahead of time, you may call 917-438-5170, though it is not required.

There are accessible park entrances mid-block on 40th and 42nd Streets, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. There is an accessible route that connects the 6th Avenue side of the park up to The Rink entrance.

Bumper Cars on Ice return to the park in January. More information is TBA!