New York City is known for its cold winters, and historic ice skating rinks. As New York is a known family destination, we decided to list our favorite family-friendly ice skating rinks from all over New York City, including midtown Manhattan, downtown Manhattan, Long Island City, and Staten Island. Any other suggestions for your favorite NYC ice skating rinks? Let us know below in the comments!
The Rink at Rockefeller Center, NYC: There is perhaps no rink as beloved as Rockefeller’s Center’s The Rink—particularly this time of year when tourists and New Yorkers alike flock there to glide around the ice at the base of the Rockefeller Plaza Christmas tree. Located just a pebble’s throw from Time Square, The Rink is a must-not-miss stop on any active family’s fun-filled Manhattan tour! If you have extra time, here a few great NYC walking areas to check out.
Chelsea Piers Sky Rink: Every kid growing up in New York City has at least one fond and fun memory of running amok inside Chelsea Piers' delightful offerings. During the winter time, their most popular jaunt is definitely their Sky Rink, which, according to them is "New York City's most popular year-round indoor ice rink since 1969."
The City Ice Pavilion is perfect for families due to the sheer number of awesome options: a skating school, youth hockey, adult hockey, birthday party skating, and Olympic skating clinics - what else does a family need? They have something for everyone! Located in Long Island City, the City Ice Pavilion is an efficient rink that is sure to please every family.
The Staten Island War Memorial Ice Skating Rink is where it's at. We know what you're thinking...Staten Island is so far from Manhattan! That's okay, Staten Island is easily accessible by train, and the War Memorial Ice Skating Rink offers a ton of family friendly options: ice skating lessons for both kids and adults, event and party options for anything from children's parties to office shindigs.