The tradition that never stops smiling.

Ice skating under the Christmas Tree on The Rink at Rockefeller Center is one of New York’s quintessential winter activities. It’s a tradition that has never failed to delight. The Rink is a gathering place for everyone, and you’re always invited to join in on the fun.

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Opening Fall 2020

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5th Ave between 49th & 50th St
New York, NY, 10020
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Ticket Offerings

Daily 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.

Seasonal Membership

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

Group Sales

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

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Unique Experiences at The Rink

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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Skate School

Learn to skate at the world’s most famous ice rink! The Rink will offer private lessons and group classes available to all ages this upcoming season.

Groups and Events

The Rink is available to host large groups and private events this upcoming winter season. Get in touch with us to begin planning your event.
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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 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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Opening Fall 2020

Directions & Contact

5th Ave between 49th & 50th St
New York, NY, 10020
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