The Seaport Rink is now charging $10 admission

Bear this in mind when you go to skate: The new rink in the Financial District was originally supposed to be gratis, but is now charging a Jackson

South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport Photograph: Courtesy South Street Seaport/Chris La Putt

When South Street Seaport's new ice-skating rink was announced last month, free admission sounded too good to be true. And turns out it was: The ice palace, which opened on November 29, is charging $10 per head (in addition to skate rentals and bag-checking fees). The Howard Hughes Corporation, the Seaport's owner/developer (who is also heading up the massive Pier 17 revamp) had pledged gratis admission for the rink, according to DNAinfo.

"At the time we were not sure of our pricing," Howard Hughes spokesman Alex Howe told DNAinfo by e-mail. "No intention to mislead."

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