Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park Rink

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Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park , Midtown West Until Sunday March 6 2016 Free

Bryant Park’s 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink is free and open late. Don’t get too excited—the admission may be gratis, but you’ll have to shell out $19 to rent skates (or BYO). Still, it’s a veritable winter wonderland: After your time on the ice, warm up at spacious rinkside restaurant Celsius. If you want to practice your lutzes and axels with ample spinning room, try visiting during off-peak hours.

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Venue name: Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
Address: Sixth Ave
New York
Cross street: between 40th and 42nd Sts
Opening hours: October 21 through March 1. Sun–Thu 8am–10pm; Fri–Sat 8am–midnight.
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M to 42nd St–Bryant Park; 7 to Fifth Ave
Price: Skate rental $15–$19
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I thought the skates were always 15 dollars. Why 19 dollars?

Nicole G

Definitely worth checking out! You can get local gifts or treats from pretzels to cookies and wafels. The ice skating rink is adorable and the tree makes for a great backdrop. I love coming here and it's a great place to take out of towners or stop by on a walk through the city for a rest.

Altair R

Bring your own lock so you don't have to rent one. Bring your own skates if you don't want to rent them - they also have a special line if you don't need to rent the skates. Down side is the attendants are REALLY grumpy. "No Hand Holding." "No skating backwards." "No bags" - Yes they wouldn't let me skate with my purse, and if I remember correctly the year before it was warm and they wouldn't let me skate with my jacket around my waist. Pretty setting, easier than Rockerfeller, but honestly there are just too many rules.