Most popular rinks in New York City boroughs
Adapting to this harsh winter season has not been easy, and while some of us are still getting used to writing the correct number at the end of the date in our notes, there is a whole lot of fun things you can enjoy doing in the company of someone special or even on your own for the rest of the chilly season days.
Use most of your free days and spend them while enjoying the fresh winter air and this temperature level that seems determined to stick around for a little bit.
On the top of the list of adventurous activities is a thing that you either adore or haven’t really tried yet - ice skating in one of the iconic rinks across different parts of the city.
1. The Rink at the Rockefeller Center ( Manhattan, New York City)
Located in a probably most recognized area of Manhattan - The Rockefeller Rink is a true way to experience the classic entertainment that the city has to offer. Surrounded by the cast bronze ‘Prometheus statue’ by the famous artist Paul Manship, and the inevitable lights and decorations from the famous Christmas Tree it represents a breath-taking experience. Even the timidest ones can’t help but try gliding on the ice in this rink.
Providing the renting services and places where you can get a warm beverage or a casual meal makes this place a perfect choice for the seasons.
2. LeFrak Skating Center at Lakeside ( Prospect Park, Brooklyn )
This popular local undertaking turned a very promising neighborhood corner into a year-round place for family-friendly entertainment.
LeFrak offers the uncovered as well as the covered rink in the atmosphere surrounded by pine trees and a spacious lake for everyone who wants a vast escape from the noise and the city center.
3. City Ice Pavilion ( Long Island City, Queens )
In the commonly known LIC area, this popular Pavilion represents an indoor rink that is definitely one of the most spacious in the neighborhood. Located on the rooftop, inside of a massive air dome - it is a definition of a unique place for entertainment amongst all of the New York City’s areas.No matter how well-skilled you are, the Pavilion is just the right place for you to improve your skating abilities or keep in shape the ones that you already mastered. They are quite known for the Peewee Ice League during the year as they represent home to the ‘’New York City Skyliners’’
4. E J Murray Memorial Skating Center ( Yonkers / Bronx )
Named after a man who contributed to the development of the Yonkers area, this ice rink is a memorable one in this part of the city.
Even though it was recently renovated and was given a brand new glow - this rink still has that authentic 60’s feeling from the time it was first opened to public events.
Except for the usual possibilities to use it for recreational skating and hockey programs, the Center even offers the opportunity for the rink rental or hosting a birthday party or special events of any sort.
5. Staten Island Skating Pavilion ( Staten Island, New York City )
A true gem on the Staten’s map of amusing places and sports arenas. Well known amongst the locals, this Pavilion became a center of attention to a lot of amateur ice-skating enthusiasts as well as the experienced figure skaters. Other than hosting a lot of youth league games and being involved in sports activities of the local high schools, this venue also supports the needs of the people who want to host a private event or something rather more intimate for their friends and family.
Beside the highly-functional rink, you can rest and refresh yourself at their snack bar area, and even have a nice chat with some of the teams that you would surely catch having a training there.
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