The festive period in New York City wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to skate on the outdoor rink at Rockefeller Center. It’s a tradition that many tourists who visit at this time of the year want to experience after seeing it immortalized in many films and television programs.
The Rink at Rockefeller Center opens this year on October 13 to give new and seasoned skaters alike the chance to join in the action. The rink will be officially opened at 10:00am with performances from Charlie White and Meryl Davis, who won ice dancing gold medals at the Olympics. It will then be open every day until January 10, 2016, between 8:30am and midnight.
Tourists who are renting apartments in New York City over the next few months can book their reservations for skating sessions online to guarantee themselves a spot. In addition to the standard skate times, there are also plenty of unique packages to experience. This includes the Breakfast with Santa package for those who want to give their children the chance to meet the man himself. The evening Starlight skate provides a magical atmosphere, and you can even reserve a spot to propose to your beloved on the ice.
The Rockefeller Rink has been running since 1936 and has been a staple of the New York festive period ever since. If you have plans to visit the city this winter, skating here should be on your to-do list.