NEW YORK, NEW YORK - The Rink at Rockefeller Center, the most famous ice rink in the world, opened on October 12th for its 83rd season. Continuing its time-honored tradition as the first New York City rink to open each year, the opening signifies the official start of winter festivities around the city.
The Rink will be open daily from 8:30am until midnight through Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020. Throughout the season, members of the public can drop by anytime without reservations and gain access to the ice on a first-come, first-served basis with the purchase of a general admission ticket. Skate rentals are available or guests can bring their own ice skates.
Originally designed as a temporary attraction to draw visitors to Rockefeller Center's outdoor "sunken plaza," The Rink opened on Christmas Day in 1936, becoming a permanent fixture in 1939. Throughout the proceeding decades, it evolved into one of the city's most legendary landmarks and one of the top visited sites in Manhattan, hosting more than a quarter of a million skaters annually.
(Photo credit: Donald Traill)
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