If we were to venture to the North Pole, we'd imagine it would look something like Winter Village. Handmade goods and sweet treats (that hot chocolate!) abound at every turn while a tremendous skating rink and glorious Christmas tree are at the heart of the midtown attraction. The rink is open daily for the 2020 season, but there are some changes this year: All tickets ($21–$36) must be purchased online, walk-ups are not permitted and sessions are now timed. (A list of new rules and regulations are listed online.) Curling packages are also available for those who love winter sports. Keep your fingers crossed for the return of ice bumper cars in 2021.
Update: New rules and regulations are in place for 2020. Always call ahead before making a visit.
'Tis the season to skate! Grab those warm winter coats and get ready to visit the best ice skating rinks in New York City.
Although things look a little different this year—new health requirements, reduced capacity, etc.—the season can go on safely. Your favorite family attractions like Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center are back and ready to welcome winter athletes who want to perfect their moves.
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After a few loops around the rink, be sure to snag a cup of hot chocolate. (It's the best way to refuel, if you ask us.) Then peruse our December events calendar for other fun, socially distanced Christmas events taking place throughout the city.
See you on the ice.