Kids Week

Skate, create, and participate in an array of kid-friendly activities

Kids Week returns this year for outdoor fun during midwinter recess! Join us from Tuesday, February 22 to Friday, February 25 for kids skate sessions, crafts, workshops, and more! Most programs are designed for kids ages 4-6, but all ages are welcomed.

Check back soon for the full Kids Week schedule.

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Everyday

Kids Skate Sessions

Kids rule the rink during Kids Week mornings! Book any skate time between 9:25am to 9:55am am to skate along to your favorite kids’ songs, use a skate aid for free, or join a group skating lesson.

Kids Skate Lessons

If your child dreams of gliding across the ice, this is their chance! During Kids Week, we are offering free 30-minute group skate lessons each morning. Instructors will review the importance of proper safety measures, from learning how to adequately fall and stand, to safely marching across the ice. Participation is limited to children 12 and under. Lessons will be capped at 10 children, and masks are required. Due to limited capacity, we ask that families sign up for no more than one session for the week. Skate lessons will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

To participate in a skate lesson, book a skate time for the 9:25am session. Once you arrive at the park, check in at the ticketholders podium, get your skates, and meet our coaches by the Bag Check window in the Lace-Up area. Our coaches will assign you to a lesson beginning at 9:40am or 10:15am, depending on your child’s skating experience.

Drop in Crafts

Get the family’s creative juices flowing with a new craft or experiment everyday during Kids Week:

  • Tuesday: Olympic torches
  • Wednesday: Puppets
  • Thursday: Science experiments (lava lamps, static electricity, and fake snow)
  • Friday: Rainsticks

Tuesday, February 22

Winter Olympics Celebration

Spend the last day of the Winter Olympics at Bryant Park! Zing! is in the park leading us through a winter-themed obstacle course, pop-up fitness classes just for kids all morning long. Make your own Olympic Torch to celebrate the end of the winter games too.

Schedule

  • Kids Skate Sessions: 9:25am-10:50am
  • Group Skate Lessons: 9:40am and 10:15am
  • Kids Fitness Classes with Zing!: 10am – 12pm
  • Winter Obstacle Course: 10am – 12pm
  • Drop-in Crafts (Olympic torches): 10am – 12pm

Wednesday, February 23

Squiggles and Giggles

Have fun, laugh, and spot the shapes and colors all over Bryant Park. Twirl ribbons into swirls and waterfalls during a ribbon dancing class, hopscotch through hoops on the rink deck, watch the Bryant Park Jugglers send pins into the air, then color and shape your own puppet friend. The morning opens with a Storytime on Ice performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Schedule

  • StoryTime on Ice performs Goldilocks and the Three Bears: 9:30am
  • Kids Skate Sessions: 9:25am-10:50am
  • Group Skate Lessons: 9:40am and 10:15am
  • Drop-in Crafts (puppets): 10am – 12pm
  • Hop, Juggle, and Hide!: 10am – 12pm
  • Ribbon Dancing: 11am – 12pm

Thursday, February 24

Spark of Science

Put on your thinking cap, and try your hand at some simple science experiments in the park. Then, stick around and watch a live science show experimenting with liquid nitrogen and creating fake snow.

Schedule

  • Kids Skate Sessions: 9:25am-10:50am
  • Group Skate Lessons: 9:40am and 10:15am
  • Drop-in Crafts (science experiments): 10am – noon
  • Science Show: 11am – 12pm
  • Fountain Fishing: 10am - noon

Friday, February 25

Feel the Rhythm

Get ready to shake, stomp, and move all morning long! Move to live drumming during an African dance class, learn the basics of capoeira, and make your own instrument to take home too.

Schedule

  • Kids Skate Sessions: 9:25am-10:50am
  • Group Skate Lessons: 9:40am and 10:15am
  • Drop-in Crafts (rainsticks): 10am – 12pm
  • Capoeira: 10am – 11pm
  • West African Dance with Cumbe : 11am – 12pm