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Go back in time with these vintage photos of The Rink at Rockefeller Center

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason
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Seasons, like time, inevitably passes.

And believe it or not, The Rink at Rockefeller Center officially opens for the year tomorrow. Yes... tomorrow. (Let's all have a quick moment of silence for summer's final passing.)

To celebrate the occasion, we pulled some retro photos of the iconic ice rink through the years. Feel free to use the old-timey shots to inspire your perfect triple-axel outfit this winter.

You can see the full schedule and pricing for this year's ice rink here.

The first Rockefeller Christmas tree is decorated.
Photograph: Courtesy 2016 Rockefeller Group Inc/Rockefeller Center Archives
Opening day on the skating pond.
Photograph: Courtesy 2016 Rockefeller Group Inc/Rockefeller Center Archives
Sonja Henie practices on the rink in 1939.
Photograph: Courtesy 2016 Rockefeller Group Inc/Rockefeller Center Archives
Oscar Richard
Photograph: Courtesy 2016 Rockefeller Group Inc/Rockefeller Center Archives
Valerie Clarebout putting the finishing touches on a rink-side snowman.
Photograph: Courtesy 2016 Rockefeller Group Inc/Rockefeller Center Archives
Ice skating instructors.
Photograph: Courtesy 2016 Rockefeller Group Inc/Rockefeller Center Archives
Resurfacing the skating rink.
Photograph: Courtesy 2016 Rockefeller Group Inc/Rockefeller Center Archives
Children gather by the the rink on December 7, 1972.
Photograph: Courtesy 2016 Rockefeller Group Inc/Rockefeller Center Archives

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