Top Spots to Hit the Ice

The chill in the air makes it so easy to give up on outdoor activities. But why not make the most of the cold by strapping on a pair of skates and hitting the ice? Bundle up and head to any of these top ice skating rinks for some memorable winter fun.

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The Rink at Rockefeller Center, Manhattan 

Visit New York City’s most iconic ice skating rink. A celebrated holiday attraction, located in the heart of Midtown, Rockefeller Center offers an ice skating experience like no other. From a classic skating session to reservations for an exclusive wintertime experience, this rink guarantees holiday memories. Address: 5th Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets / Phone: 212-332-7654 Click to go 

The Rink at Winter Village, Manhattan

The only free admission ice skating rink in the Big Apple, this magical place is located within the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. The Winter Village also has holiday shopping and rinkside dining surrounded by the gorgeous cityscape. Address: between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and between 40th and 42nd Streets / Phone: 212-768-4242 Click to go

Deer Park Tanger Ice Rink, Deer Park

Head to Deer Park this holiday season for some shopping and ice skating. Skate around the lit Christmas tree and take in the sights of the season. Ice skating lessons take place on Saturday mornings by appointment. Address: 152 The Arches Cir / Phone: 631-940-9750 Click to go

Grant Park Skating Rink, Lynbrook

Open through March, Grant Park Ice Skating Rink offers skating lessons, ice charters for groups, hockey game rentals and private rentals. Address: Broadway and Sheridan Avenue / Phone: 516-571-7821 Click to go

Greenport Ice Rink, Greenport

Every winter, Mitchell Park in Greenport gets turned into an ice rink perfect for families, beginners and pros. Rent or bring your own skates and take to the ice for some outdoor winter fun. Address: 115 Front Street / Phone: 631-477-2200 Click to go

Christopher Morley Park Ice Rink, Roslyn

A community tradition since 1966, Christopher Morley’s outdoor ice skating rink is open through March. Ice charter rentals for parties and hockey teams are available. Skate around the 200-by-80-foot rink surrounded by greenery and filled with holiday cheer. Address: 500 Searingtown Road / Phone: 516-571- 8113 Click to go