Bryant Park’s 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink is free and open late. Don’t get too excited—the admission may be gratis, but you’ll have to shell out $19 to rent skates (or BYO). Still, it’s a veritable winter wonderland: After your time on the ice, warm up at spacious rinkside restaurant Celsius. If you want to practice your lutzes and axels with ample spinning room, try visiting during off-peak hours.
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Skip the long lines at Rockefeller Plaza for the Bryant Park rink a few blocks down in Midtown. The ice is less crowded and it's free if you have your own skates (there's a small fee to rent skates on site). I've always loved this rink in the winter time along with the holiday village that takes over the perimeter of Bryant Park in the winter months. It's open all day and into the night, which came in handy when I used to strap on my skates on my lunch break in the early afternoon. It may not have the most famous Christmas tree in the neighborhood, but it even boasts it's own spruce near the rink.
Many people , I enjoy it.but the line to get the tickets is 35 min, cost $15 , and no time limit. Love it
Bring your own lock so you don't have to rent one. Bring your own
skates if you don't want to rent them - they also have a special line if
you don't need to rent the skates. Down side is the attendants are
REALLY grumpy. "No Hand Holding." "No skating backwards." "No bags" -
Yes they wouldn't let me skate with my purse, and if I remember
correctly the year before it was warm and they wouldn't let me skate
with my jacket around my waist. Pretty setting, easier than Rockerfeller, but honestly there are just too many rules.