The Rink returns for its 81st year officially on Saturday, October 7, according to Rockefeller Center’s website. Judging by the summer–like weather we’re currently experiencing in New York, you’ll be hitting the slick stuff while donning shorts and a T-shirt. Nonetheless, October is the best month to practice your axels. Once peak season hits (from November 7 through January 6), there’s going to be a long-ass line to get on the ice. So locals, take advantage.