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Roller and ice skating at the Rockerfeller Center

Last updated: 28 April, 2024

The iconic Art Deco ‘Rockefeller Center’ complex, situated in the heart of Manhattan, was built by the wealthy Rockefeller family during the Great Depression as a means to stimulate economic activity and provide jobs. Today, it still serves as a multifunctional hub, encompassing commercial spaces, offices, shops, restaurants, and the famous live music venue Radio City Music Hall.

Visitors can take guided tours of the building, and journey up to the 70th-floor ‘Top of the Rock’ observation deck for some panoramic views of the city – one of many such observation decks in the city.

The highlight, however, is the atmospheric rink for roller skating (Apr-Oct) and ice skating (Nov-Mar) in front of the main building – great fun for all ages, and a chance to mingle with the locals. At Christmas, you can ice skate in front of the magnificent oversized Christmas tree (featured in Home Alone 2) – go and see it, even if you’re not skating.

Logistics

Price from: £25
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 8+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

is the atmospheric rink for roller skating (Apr-Oct) and ice skating (Nov-Mar) in front of the main building

When to do it

The rink is open daily from April to October for roller skating and from November to March for ice skating.