New York City - a bucket-list destination any time of the year, but perhaps more-so during the magical time that is Christmas. The City lights up with the spirit of the season, making it a popular time to visit for couples, families, and groups alike.
One thing that MUST be done during any winter New York break, is ice skating in Central Park. The iconic Wollman Rink in the park has featured in loads of famous films, including family favourite Christmas movie, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. You too can experience that movie magic, as tickets are now available to buy for the Wollman Ice Rink in Central Park.
When does the rink open?
Wollman Ice Rink is open from October 2019 through to April 2020, so this activity can just as easily be suitable for early spring visitors, too. Choose between skating behind the famous New York City skyline when the air is cold and the trees are dramatically bare, or when the first signs of spring are showing and the skies are blue.
Here are the opening hours for the ice-rink:
Monday: 10am - 2:30pm
Tuesday: 10am - 2:30pm
Wednesday: 10am - 10pm
Thursday: 10am - 10pm
Friday: 10am - 11pm
Saturday: 10am - 11pm
Sunday: 10am - 9pm
Where is Wollman Ice Rink?
The ice rink is located in New York City’s most famous famous green space - Central Park. It’s conveniently located near to the Central Park Zoo, so you could easily combine your ice skating trip with a visit there too.
Can anyone go ice skating?
Yes! Ice skating on Wollman Ice Rink is a fantastic family-friendly activity which is suitable for all ages. You don’t need to be a skilled ice skater to take to the ice either. We encourage first-timers to brave the cold and experience this wonderful activity. Tourists and locals alike enjoy this attraction, which makes the atmosphere fun and light-hearted.
How much does skating at Wollman Ice Rink cost?
You can skate at Central Park as part of a package, usually with at least one other New York City top attraction. Prices start from just €28 for Adults and €23 for Children. With every ticket, you will get admission to the rink and skate rental. Our tickets are open-dated too, so it can be used whenever you like during your New York City visit while the ice rink is open. Choose from the following ticket combinations:
How do you get to Wollman Ice Rink?
Public transport is easy to navigate in New York, and Wollman Ice Rink is easily reachable via the following transit lines - Subway: A, F, R, W. Train - Babylon, Port Washington. Bus - M66, QM10, X37, X38. The Ice Rink itself is located on the east side of the park, very close to the Central Park Zoo. If you want to, you can also take a taxi or an Uber, however be warned that this may cost much more than public transport.
Can I store my belongings at Wollman Rink?
There are lockers at Wollman Ice Rink where you can store your bags and other belongings, while you skate. You may have to pay a small fee, but we believe it’s worth it to fully enjoy the ice skating experience.
Is there anything else at Wollman Rink?
The rink also offers ice hockey, a skating school and party facilities. If you’re feeling hungry, you will also find a range of vendors, cafes and restaurants either in Central Park itself or just a short stroll away.