Ice skating in Central Park is easily one of the most picturesque activities to be enjoyed on a winter’s night. Unlike the somewhat overwhelming confines of the Rockefeller Center rink you can actually see stars at the Wollman and Lasker rinks. Feel the cold tingle of New York’s crisp winter air, listen to the music, and take in the incomparable surroundings as you glide (gracefully or not so) around either of Central Park’s ice rinks.
Wollman Rink was built in 1949 when Kate Wollman donated $600,000 for its construction. In the 1980’s, it was renovated, and is now run, by Donald Trump. It has been a success from the day it opened – over 300,000 skaters glided across the ice in its first year of operation. For more information about Wollman Rink, including rates, hours of operation, and lesson information, either call 212-439-6900.
Lasker Skating Rink, at the northern end of the park, offers a full complement of lessons and activities with certified instructors. For more information about Lasker Skating Rink, including rates, hours of operation, and lesson information, either call 917.492.3856 or email them at [email protected]
Wollman Rink, east side between 62nd and 63rd Streets. Enter the Park at 59th and 5th Avenue.
Lasker Rink, mid-Park between 106th and 108th Streets. Enter the Park at 110th and Lenox Avenue.