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Yippee! Ice skating in Prospect Park kicks off tomorrow!

Yippee! Ice skating in Prospect Park kicks off tomorrow!
Photograph: Courtesy Michael Moran

Grab a warm coat, sip on hot chocolate for nourishment and make your way to Prospect Park: The go-to spot for ice skating in NYC opens tomorrow, Nov 20. 

LeFrak Center at Lakeside will welcome the season with one of our favorite winter activities for kids, and the whole family will want to celebrate with a loop around the rink. Might we suggest an afternoon skating session? (We won't tell your kids' coach that they're skipping practice.) 

As the cold-weather months swoop in, park-goers will be able to enjoy the facility on weekdays for $7.50 and $11 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Skate rentals are $8 all week long.

As we approach the holiday (make sure you've perused our guide to Thanksgiving for kids), note that the rink's hours vary. The next two weeks are as follows, according to the website

Wednesday, Nov 20: 10am–6pm
Thursday, Nov 21: 10am–6pm
Friday, Nov 22: 10am–8pm
Saturday, Nov 23: Noon–9pm
Sunday, Nov 24: Noon–5 pm

Monday, Nov25: 10 am–7pm
Tuesday, Nov 26: 10am–7pm
Wednesday, Nov27: 10am–8pm
Thursday, Nov28: 9am–6pm
Friday, Nov 29: 10am–9pm
Saturday, Nov 30: 10am–9pm
Sunday, Dec 1: Noon–5 pm

The rink's hours from Dec 2–mid-April are as follows, but please be advised that the park recommends you check the website before an outing, as hours are subject to change

Monday: 9am–5pm
Tuesday: 9am–7pm
Wednesday: 9am–7pm
Thursday: 9am–7pm
Friday: 9am–9pm
Saturday: Noon–9pm
Sunday: Noon–5pm

For those who are interested in taking their skills up a notch, check out the skate school's offerings, which cater to all ages and skill levels ($175 for five-week sessions, $20 registration fee). 
Make sure to also explore the hockey league and curling events

If your kids and tweens aren't quite as skilled on their feet but still want to hit the ice, have a look at the ice bumper cars that have taken over Aviator Sports! 

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