This rink on the banks of the Hudson River has one standout feature: It is indoors, so you can enjoy it even as snow falls or the temperature drops to stay-inside numbers. Its Upper Manhattan location is easily accessible but still far enough away from the holiday decorations and destinations in Midtown, so you don’t have to worry about this spot becoming an overcrowded, touristy rink.
Price: $5 for entry, $6 for skate rentals
Hours: Friday from 6pm–9 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 1pm–4 pm and 6pm–9 pm
This rink on the banks of the Hudson River is well known as a local favorite for its al fresco skating rink, which is covered by a metal roof that provides visitors a welcome respite from the hot summer rays. As a part of Harlem’s Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park and in addition to the skate arena (which transforms into an ice rink during winter), the 28-acre recreational property features an athletic complex, lap pool, tennis and basketball courts, a softball field, and more.
Cost: Tickets from $4, skate rentals from $6