City Ice Pavilion is no small pond. If you’re brand-new to ice-skating, this NHL-size skating rink puts enough space between you and the judgmental stares of the skillful skating 8-year-olds. You can get four full hours of open skate time over the weekend for just $8, which makes it easy to pop in and practice your moves. The rental skates are exceptionally comfortable, and the coaches there are excellent at adapting lessons to suit all skill levels of figure skating and hockey. After your lesson, head to the on-site snack booth to reward your hard work with the food of champions: pizza!
Ice-skating is undoubtedly great fun for the little ones, but do not mistake ice-skating lessons for kids-only territory. Whether you’re looking for things to do in the winter or for some romantic date ideas, it’s time to thaw out your skating dreams. Whichever level you're starting from, these are the best lessons for learning at the finest ice-skating rinks in NYC.
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