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The Rink at Rockefeller Center

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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A bit confusing but iconic

We gave our adult daughter a gift of an ice skating experience at Rockefeller Center. She brought... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DaveP2010
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near Nashua, NH
long lines , get there early

We were in NYC during the ultimate peak period between 23rd to 27th Dec. The lines were huge for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
valerie x
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Sydney, Australia
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The Rink at Rockefeller Center is the classic NYC ice skating experience. Explore ice skating prices and schedules and reserve tickets online.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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600 5th Ave, Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY 10020-2302
Midtown
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Agree with other reviews that the skates are absolutely in terrible shape and ridiculously uncomfortable. I paid for VIP which, despite the awful skates, was probably worth it, as there is no waiting. The "igloo" isn't very large. The coffee machine was working when I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank supremecourt25
Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid for the VIP experience, which includes a private area with VIP service, no waiting time, with coffee, hot chocolate etc etc. The skates were old and many in terrible conditions (I have to change 3 skates due to broken laces, hooks or the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aldom940
Reviewed 1 week ago

We gave our adult daughter a gift of an ice skating experience at Rockefeller Center. She brought her own skates. SHE SO ENJOYED IT! We were hoping she would meet a millionaire, marry him, and live happily ever after but that didn't happen. TIP: Don't...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DaveP2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in NYC during the ultimate peak period between 23rd to 27th Dec. The lines were huge for the rink and the secco said you can wait but you might not get in. So we decided to get up early and do the 830am...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank valerie x
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the weekend before Christmas and had a great time, but I'm not sure I would wait 2 hours again! If you're visiting mid season set aside at least 3-4 hours to wait online and skate. We ate dinner early (3:30pm) so that we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jsmith493
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It makes a huge difference to book The Rink at Rockefeller Center in advance! We did for a morning (10:30am) skate with my 11 year old daughter...after breakfast at American Girl!! The VIP entrance is below the street level and any of the two glass...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PatriciaB308
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you don't skate, it is worth visiting the Rink at Rockefeller Center! You can watch from above as everyone enjoys themselves out on the ice.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though on this trip we didn't get on the ice, the rink holds a special place in my heart (its where my husband proposed to me). I make sure anytime I head into NYC I stop by and take some photos or videos.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stephanier76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in the morning and did the VIP ice skating experience. We had VIP entrance into the Winter Chalet and were treated to hot chocolate, coffee and cookies. The attendant provided us with skates. We went to the 8:30am session and went out on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JacqLH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was much pricier than expected once we got to the ticket counter. Didn’t realize there was a fee plus a skate rental fee. $150 total for the four of us. Time increments are for an hour and a half then you must exit the ice...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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