Lace Up Your Skates: Brookfield Place’s Ice Skating Rink Is Back For The Holidays

Don’t let the unseasonably summery weather fool you, for the holiday season is rapidly approaching and with it comes one of the city’s best seasonal, socially-distanced perks: outdoor ice skating.

For a Downtown alternative to the Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park rinks — and one that overlooks the Hudson River, no less — The Rink at Brookfield Place is back open for the season, starting November 21. In addition to its usual skating options (book-in-advance public skating hours for $15; private and semi-private skating lessons ranging from $45 to $120), The Rink is also offering “private pods” for skating and ice hockey lessons, where small groups of three to six children can take classes together.

A limited number of lessons with Olympic skaters are also available for $150, for those of us looking for a little extra help channeling our inner Adam Rippon.

Guests interested in public skating and groups can email, and for lesson packages, contact Full pricing details and hours can be found on The Rink’s website.