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“Good fun, pricey but less crowded than Rockefeller Center”

Trump Rink in Central Park
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USD 25.00*
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Ranked #154 of 1,092 things to do in New York City
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London, United Kingdom
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“Good fun, pricey but less crowded than Rockefeller Center”
Reviewed 15 January 2012

We went here on Christmas Day, which was great that they were open....but busy!

Queing was only about 30mins and moved fairly quickly.

You pay to skate and then a further partly refundable fee for locker rental. No cameras are allowed on the ice which is enforced by the "ice-marshalls". There is an area just before the ice where you can take photos though.

Once on the ice, keep moving, even if you are stuck to the side. You need to keep moving, a blast of a whistle from the marshalls will hurry you on.

You can skate for as long as you want as far as we could tell, although our feet gave up before our desire to skate did.

The boots hurt...especially if you've spent the holiday walking around NYC.

Our advice is to take several pairs of socks, get slightly bigger boots (you can change them easily enough if you get it wrong) and do them up tightly.

Visited December 2011
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“Famous Rink”
Reviewed 12 January 2012

Cental parks famous skating rink and on a nice day a fun activity

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Brooklyn, New York
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“No better place to experience NYC in Winter”
Reviewed 10 January 2012

How can you beat ice skating in the middle of NYC? Aside from a great rink, the 360 degree NYC views from the center of the rink are fantastic. Its a great NY experience.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“This was a great experience, it was everything Christmas is about.”
Reviewed 10 January 2012

My Husband surprised me with a trip to New York in December, and as part of that trip would could not miss out on skating in Central Park.

It was fantastic, not the cheapest, but worth every penny in my eyes.

It was cold like Christmas should be, with all the best Christmas songs playing.

One of those 'tick it off the list' things.

To top this off, waffles with belgian chocolate at the market in the park!! AMAZING.

Carole
:O)

Visited December 2011
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New York City, New York
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“Crowded”
Reviewed 6 January 2012

This place is nice, but always so crowded it kind of makes it frustrating to actually try to skate.

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