For the quintessential NYC skating experience, look no further than the Wollman Rink. This Central Park stalwart has a number of upgrades this season—mainly, it’s no longer operated by the Trump Organization. You’ll still be able to participate in daily skating sessions, rent skates on-site, and take in gorgeous views of the park, and the new owners, Wollman Park Partners, added a rinkside cafe offering a menu from Harlem’s iconic soul food spot, Melba’s, that includes soups, wood-fired pizza, the restaurant’s famous mac ‘n cheese, and more.
Price: $14 off-peak or $23 during peak times and holidays. $6 for children 11 and under. $11 for a skate rental.
Hours: Monday and Tuesday from 10 am to 2:30 pm; Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am to 10 pm; Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 11 pm; and Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm