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Vale Rink
Photograph: Courtesy William Vale

You can go ice skating on a rooftop with a view of the Manhattan skyline

By
Shaye Weaver
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Now you can take in stunning skyline views atop The William Vale while on your ice skates. 

The hotel's 23rd floor rooftop is now the home of Vale Rink, where you can do your spins and lutzes high above Brooklyn with major views of Manhattan's skyline. Doing laps at the rink is $20 for adults and $12 for kids, which includes skate rentals.

The new Vale Rink has a big advantage that other NYC rinks don't have— it's made with synthetic ice by Glice which is said to provide a smoother glide than the natural stuff. It doesn't require much maintenance and sticks around even if the temperature goes above freezing.

Photograph: Courtesy The William Vale

The William Vale also has a tent lounge with hot chocolate and treats for those taking a break from skating, joining the ranks of other venues that offer rooftop bars during the wintertime.

The Vale Rink will be open 2 to 10pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays; 2pm to midnight on Fridays; noon to midnight on Saturdays; and noon to 10pm on Sundays, so lace up your skates.

If you're looking to skate a rink with a views of the Brooklyn skyline next, you should check out the rink at The Rooftop at Pier 17 down in the South Street Seaport District. Or pick one of the other best ice skating rinks in the city to get the most out of the wintertime sport this season.

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