By: Carolie De Tino
It’s that time of year again when the cold is in full swing. Glide on down to Lower Manhattan for a some winter fun that includes ice skating with beautiful views and ample shopping opportunities. Check out all our neighborhood has to offer:
The Rink at Brookfield Place
230 Vesey Street | (347) 843-9503
Skate like the stars and have yourself a boutique ice skating experience. Enjoy this 7,350 square-foot rink with waterfront views of the Statue of Liberty. If you’re still getting the hang of skating, why not take a few lessons with professional instructors from Learn to Skate USA? Private lessons are available for beginners to even the most advanced skaters and hockey players. Unwind from the day by doing a little shopping at a plethora of shops in Brookfield Place, or stop by Hudson Eats for a little something to munch on. Public session run 90 minutes each and start at $15 with a $5 skate rental fee.
Pier 17 | (212) 732-8257
Go for a nightly skate on NYC’s first rooftop ice skating rink with unparalleled panoramic views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the East River. Learn how to play broomball, play a game of curling, or touch up on your skating skills with a lesson or two. Then, warm up after a long session at some of Pier 17’s various dining options. Step off the rink and head to the warming hut, complete with bar and restaurant for some delicious ski-lodge style food. Rink and skate rentals start at $22 from Monday to Thursday, and $25 from Friday to Sunday. Lower Manhattan locals who use their zip code to purchase tickets in person at the Seaport Skate House will receive a discount.
So lace up those skates and make Lower Manhattan your winter-fun destination!