Discover NYC during the Holiday Season
Ice skating in Bryant Park’s rink is among the best things to do in New York City in Winter. By now, ice skating in New York City is one of the most popular activities for tourists and New Yorkers alike.
This park in Midtown Manhattan is now famous for its magical atmosphere at Christmas time. In fact, Bryant Park during the holiday season becomes a true Winter Wonderland.
In today’s article on my New York Blog, I’ll tell you everything you need to know about Ice Skating in Bryant Park: opening dates and times, cost of skate rental, and more.
Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink in the middle of Winter Village
Bryant Park during the Christmas season is much more than just an ice skating rink. In fact, there is also the beautiful Winter Village and Christmas tree.
The Bank of America Winter Village is a Christmas market with over 80 stalls. Here you can do Christmas shopping in New York, taste some local delicacies or get a good coffee.
Are you looking for a easy to access and luxurious restroom in the area? Check out the article in my blog about the Bryant Park Restroom.
Let’s now get ready to find out together everything you need to know about the Bryant Park Ice Rink.
General information & Opening Date
The Bryant Park Ice Rink is located in the center of Winter Village.
Both the Winter Village and the Ice Skating Rink will open on October 28, 2023.
Wherever you are in New York City, getting to this little gem in Midtown Manhattan is super easy. To help you find the park, I recommend reading my article on Bryant Park Subway Stations.
Public skating sessions and time slots
When you book an ice skating session you must choose a time slot. Controlling skate times is done to ensure that there are always a controlled and reasonable number of people on the ice.
Ice skating sessions at Bryant Park last for one hour.
Where can I reserve my Ice Skating session in Bryant Park?
The only way to reserve a ticket to ice skate at this park in Midtown Manhattan is to do so online at Bryant Park’s official website.
How much does it cost to ice skate at Bryant Park?
Ice skating at the winter village at Bryant Park is 100% free. There is no extra charge for access to the rink. The only thing that costs to have this experience in New York City is the rental of skates.
In case you bring your own skates, then you can enter the ice rink without paying anything.
If you need more info about the Tickets to Ice Skate in Bryant Park, read the related article in my NYC blog.
Skate rental: info & prices
The cost of skate rental in Bryant Park is different depending on the day and time you decide to skate. Thus, prices vary from day to day and hour to hour.
In general, the price ranges from $15 to $50.
For example: if you decide to ice skate at 9 a.m. on Monday, skate rental will cost $15. In contrast, if you want to experience this at night and on the weekend, the cost will be $50.
The cost of skate rental can be seen transparently when you book your ice skating session online.
Skating aids for beginners
For those new to ice skating, skate aids are available for rent at the rink.
This way, even those who do not yet know how to ice skate still have the opportunity to enjoy this unique experience.
Where can I leave my backpack while ice skating?
Bryant Park provides lockers for leaving backpacks, bags, and other items while ice skating. These have a cost that varies depending on the size of the locker you need.
Tips on where to get a good meal after skating in Bryant Park
If you are hungry and looking for something good to eat near Bryant Park, then I recommend reading my articles on the Best Burgers in NYC and the Best Pizzas in the Times Square Area.
Alternatively, if you want to walk the streets of Manhattan a bit, check out my blogs on the Best Cannoli in Little Italy, delicious Cookies at Levain Bakery, and the best All you can eat Sushi in NYC.
In case you need any further information, feel free to check out my NYC BLOG.