new york magazine recently included an article listing several new ice skating rinks in manhattan and brooklyn and i thought i'd add my two cents. the deep dark tunnel of winter has nearly taken over my brain and i figure it only makes sense to embrace it. my favorite place to skate in the city? the sky rink at chelsea piers, hands down. i admit it's lacking charm, but the indoor (not freezing!) rink is open year round.
i've been itching to try the rink at brookfield place in battery park city for it's gorgeous (freezing!) views of the hudson. have you been?
i know sharon prefers skating at bryant park-- free if you bring your own skates.
there's the iconic and always crowded wollman rink in central park, with perhaps the loveliest view of them all.
i prefer the less crowded lasker rink, located in central park in the 100's.
unless you enjoy skating shoulder to shoulder, i'd pass on the rink at rockefeller center during the weekend. aim for a weekday instead. that being said, it's rockefeller center! heck, just go for it.
do you have any to add?
brookfield place photo by jeff chien-hsing liao, bryant park photo by jose luis r. cortes, wollman rink photo by christopher kirby, lasker rink photo by bjorn grouting, rockefeller center photo by yours truly previously taken for this post, lefrak center photo by michael moran.