The Rink will open today at 11am. Weekdays and mornings have the best availability. Vaccination is not required, masks are required indoors only.
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The Rink

Picturesque ice skating in NYC.

Ice skating on The Rink under the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is one of New York’s quintessential winter activities. From ice skating lessons to special events, The Rink sets the perfect scene for every occasion. It’s a tradition that has never failed to delight and you’re always invited to join in on the fun.

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The Rink is open daily from 9am – Midnight. On 12/4 - 1/2, The Rink will open early at 7am.

Directions & Contact

The Rink is located at Rockefeller Plaza between 50th and 49th Streets.
New York, NY 10020
212.771.7200[email protected]
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Ticket Offerings

  • General Admission

    Take a spin on The Rink at Rockefeller Center this upcoming season. Your General Admission ticket guarantees your spot on the ice on the date and time you select.

    Buy Tickets $20 - $54
  • Membership

    Become a member and make The Rink yours with unlimited skating all season long with your own personal locker and priority access to events and activities.

    Buy Tickets $400+

Group Sales

The more the merrier. We have special rates for groups of 10 or more.

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Skating Lessons

Private Lessons

Book a Private Lesson to reserve time with a professional instructor. These half hour classes focus on skating fundamentals to help you feel comfortable and confident on the ice.
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Skate School

Skate School is a group lesson hosted on select Saturday and Sunday mornings. This basic skills class is for anyone looking to learn the fundamentals of skating in an engaging group environment.
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Special Moments

Getting engaged? Celebrating a special occasion? We have packages that will help you make memories at The Rink at Rockefeller Center that will last a lifetime.
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The Rink is available to host private events with restricted capacity this upcoming winter season. Get in touch with us to begin planning your event.


No. All ticket purchases are final sale and cannot be refunded or rescheduled.

In accordance with the NYC Mandate and due to The Rink at Rockefeller Center being classified as an outdoor activity, proof of vaccination is not required to skate this season. All guests ages 2+, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask at all times while indoors. Once outside, you are free to remove your mask while skating.

The Rink at Rockefeller Center is an outdoor venue, so please dress accordingly for rain and snow. In the unlikely event The Rink closes due to inclement weather, you will be contacted by email and a refund will be automatically processed. You may check our website for updates.

Skate time is 60 minutes from the arrival time on your ticket. Late entry is permitted, but total skate time will be reduced for late arrivals.

Purchase a ticket online or on-site for access to the venue and the ice. One non-paying adult supervisor is permitted inside the venue, but not on the ice, for children between the ages of 6-12 years old. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied on the ice by a paying adult.

For access to The Rink, use the Rockefeller Center parking garage located on the north side of 48th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The Rink is a short walking distance from the garage.


Legend has it that the idea for The Rink was inspired by a Depression-era skate salesman who demonstrated his product by skating on the frozen water of the Rockefeller Center fountain. However the idea came about, The Rink was the perfect fit for the sunken plaza, which was struggling to attract shoppers as the entrance to the high-end retailers in the underground concourse. The Rink, or “skating pond” as it was first known, officially opened on Christmas Day 1936. Originally planned as a temporary exhibit, The Rink was so popular it became a permanent addition, with the Prometheus Statue and the Christmas Tree providing one of the most familiar backdrops in the world.

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