Free Ice Skating in New York City:
The Citi Pond in Bryant Park is a unique ice skating rink since admission is free for those who have their own skates.
Skate Rental Available:
Those who do not own their own skates can rent skates at the City Pond in Bryant Park. Skate rental is $14.
Alternative to the Ice Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center:
The City Pond in Bryant Park is not as crowded as the Ice Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center
. There are no lines and skaters can skate for hours and hours. Skating is free and complimentary lockers are available. Those who use the facility should bring their own locks, but locks are also available for purchase. There is a snack shop next to the rink.
Bryant Park located in midtown Manhattan at the corner of West 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The New York Public Library is nearby.
Group, private, and semi-private ice skating lessons
are available at the Citi Pond in Bryant Park on a walk-on basis seven days a week. Coaches are also available to give lessons during birthday parties
or for other group events.
More About The Citi Pond in Bryant Park Ice Skating:
The Citi Pond in Bryant Park is open from late October to early March of each year. During those months, the rink is open seven days a week from early morning to late at night.