Wollman Rink

Wollman Rink

Few New York City experiences are as iconic as ice-skating in Central Park, and Wollman Rink’s legacy goes well beyond its roles in romantic films like Love Story and Serendipity.

The rink first opened in 1950, but skaters had been lacing up in Central Park for nearly a century prior. During the Park’s planning, locals demanded a place to skate since the City’s major waterways rarely froze. The Lake opened for ice-skating in 1858, and the Pond quickly followed suit. Though both man-made bodies were eventually closed to skaters, the picturesque Wollman Rink has kept the beloved seasonal tradition alive.

Skaters and spectators can warm up at the snack bar serving assorted food and hot cocoa. Not to be outshined by the Park’s warm-weather attractions, Wollman Rink transforms each summer into the Victorian Gardens Amusement Park.

Location

East Side at 63rd Street

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Hours

Monday-Tuesday: 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Friday-Saturday: 10:00 am-11:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm

When

Winter

Restrooms

Yes

Located in an area that requires admission fee. Restroom is not wheelchair accessible.

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