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A new ice-skating rink is coming to South Street Seaport

The downtown district, which is still recovering from the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy, is getting an ice palace on November 29—just in time for the holidays.

Photograph: Michael Kirby


Parents, take note: Ice-skating mania is a real thing this winter. There are new rinks scheduled to open in Battery Park City (potentially as early as this weekend!), Prospect Park and McCarren Park, and skating has already begun at the iconic Rink at Rockefeller Center. Never one to be outdone, South Street Seaport recently announced it will be launching a new ice-skating rink just in time for the holiday season.

This isn't the area's first dalliance with an ice-skating rink: Seaport Ice ran for one season in 2009, and shuttered after a few months. The new rink is set to open on November 29 at the intersection of Front and Fulton Streets, and the neighborhood's annual tree lighting will happen on the same evening. We'll keep you posted as more details emerge so you'll know just when you and your crew can pack up your skates and give the rink a whilrl for yourselves.


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