Ice skating in NYC is one of the city’s most beloved seasonal traditions. While some skating rinks are open year-round, ice skating in the winter — especially around the holidays — is a special treat that will warm your cockles with the spirit of the season. The iconic rink at Rockefeller Center and the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park are bursting with holiday cheer (and fab food and drinks), while low-key rinks at NYC parks offer a more chill experience. Make a day of it and combine ice skating with a visit to NYC’s best holiday markets and holiday light displays. Whether you’re a newbie, an enthusiast or a full-on triple salchow kind of skater, there’s a rink for you. If you’re not into gliding around on an icy surface but feel the need for speed, you can always opt for roller skating instead. Be sure to check opening dates and times for seasonal skating options!