Photo of The Rink at Rockefeller Center in New York City, NY, US
Photo of The Rink at Rockefeller Center in New York City, NY, US
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The Rink at Rockefeller Center

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The Rink at Rockefeller Center154.5
christmas tree • ice skating • bucket list • vip skate

600 5th Avenue (5/6th)
New York City, NY 10020, US
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  • Photo of Madeline Fisher
    6 months ago
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  • Photo of Club Quarters Hotels
    A national historic landmark, Rockefeller Center is home to the famous Christmas Tree, ice skating rink, NBC Studios, The Channel Gardens, and The Concourse which features shops and eateries throughout the underground passageway.
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  • Photo of Club Quarters Hotels
    A national historic landmark, Rockefeller Center is home to the famous Christmas Tree, ice skating rink, NBC Studios, The Channel Gardens, and The Concourse which features shops and eateries throughout the underground passageway.
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  • Photo of Club Quarters Hotels
    A national historic landmark, Rockefeller Center is home to the famous Christmas Tree, ice skating rink, NBC Studios, The Channel Gardens, and The Concourse which features shops and eateries throughout the underground passageway.
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  • Photo of jana reese
    2 years ago
    Rockefeller Center
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  • Photo of Aaron Rudenstine
    2 years ago
    Located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, this art deco masterpiece is long, slender and elegant.  It plays hosted to the HQ of NBC and a wonderful Christmas Tree and ice skating rink out front.
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  • Photo of Nic Brown
    2 years ago
    If you haven’t cried in the Rockefeller Ice Rink while pretending you’re Nancy Kerrigan in the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics, now is a great time to take a long look in the mirror and ask yourself, “WHERE DID I GO WRONG?" A must-cry, two thumbs way up.
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  • Photo of Owen Minde
    2 years ago
    Go ice skating here at Xmas
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  • Photo of Michael Burks
    3 years ago
    TOP tourist place
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  • Photo of Gansevoort
    3 years ago
    Enjoy an NBC behind the scenes tour today.
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  • Photo of Hanne Tretli
    3 years ago
    Kjent sted hvor de blant annet går på skøyter i filmer. Kan ta heisen opp til toppen og se på utsikten. Hørt at det er vel så bra som Empire State Building, men mindre kø
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  • Photo of Urban Adventures
    3 years ago
    Has a nice, decently clean, large restroom underground near the Starbucks.
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  • Photo of Seamus Murray
    3 years ago
    Had an awesome time skating and going to the top of the Roc
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  • Photo of Raja H
    3 years ago
    For the bathroom, take a right at the starbucks heading toward the Swarovski store and walk as far back as you can
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  • Photo of Rochelle Klein-Brown
    ICE
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  • Photo of MrsCain811
    8 months ago
    I didn't realize The Rink would still be open on my early April trip, but was glad when I discovered that it was! It is a bit expensive ($36 per person, per hour session), but it was just me, and its kind of an NYC bucket list, so I felt it was worth it! They have a place to store your things behind the skate rental counter, at no extra cost. Was glad I did it, but probably wouldn't spend the money to do it again!
  • Photo of Tony C
    9 months ago
    This skating rink is an iconic attraction known world-wide. If you ice skate this is the place to come. Exclusive dining tacitly overlooks the attraction. Anyone can skate for there pleasure. Crowds are enormous surrounding the entire Rockefeller Plaza and opportunities for photo are present. Bag lunching while watching the skating is fun too. This is one of the most unique spots in the city. Must see on 5th Avenue!
  • Photo of JSManchesterUK
    10 months ago
    Not cheap. And make sure you enjoy ice skating before you start to feel bad about spending all that money as you feet start to really hurt and you want to get off the ice after 20 mins! Great fun and just so very NYC
  • Photo of dmarun
    10 months ago
    Sure this is touristy and expensive but if one is visiting New York and wants to embrace being a tourist (and like outdoor adventures), give this a try. Forget the price and just enjoy....everyone else is.
  • Photo of brentwoodmom48
    10 months ago
    This was my 11 year old son's first time on ice skates. Fortunately, the rink was rather empty and he was excited to try. He clung to the walls and fell a few times, but that was expected and part of the fun. Emily is one of the skating coaches on the ice. I could see her watching my son. She came over to me and yelled, "why don't you give him a lesson so he knows what he's doing". Unfortunately, my son heard her and was embarrassed. He was on the ice for maybe 10 minutes. He was having a great time before she embarrassed him. It was the experience that mattered to me, not that he become a figure skater. I realize she's trying to create business for herself, but at $50 for a 30 minute private lesson, on top of the $32 I already paid I felt it was excessive. Besides her hard sell really turned me off and there was no way my son would have wanted to be taught by her. I see now online that I was actually overcharged. The peak price is $32 for an adult, but my son is 11. At the rink there is no child price listed nor a peak/standard price. I went in March so we should have been charged the off peak child price of $15. The signage and the cashier should have reflected what is online. It's basically a tourist trap, regretted that we did it. Perhaps the Central Park rink is better. Most disappointing NY experience of our trip.
  • Photo of Louvain71
    10 months ago
    As a person who was born an raised in NYC I never skated at Rockefeller Center because I always thought you had to be a good skater. Not true. Took our family from Arizona for a trip to NYC. Grandkids 10 and 8 had a blast skating. There were plenty of people that didn't know how to skate - everyone was having a great time.
  • Photo of Niamh C
    10 months ago
    I decided to give a hand at ice-skating for the first time at the rink in the Rockefeller. There was so many good skaters who would skate past while I lay on the ground trying to get up so be prepared to nearly have your fingers chopped off with skates! I think the rink was a little too packed. The price is a little pricey but it is lovely to see the Rockefeller Christmas tree and all the decorations up.
  • Photo of badbaruch57
    10 months ago
    i always like this but it is expensive and the ice gets rough very fast - nevertheless it is a must do for tourists
  • Photo of SLT1962
    a year ago
    Lumpy ice, dull rental skates and ridiculous prices - that's what skating at Rockefeller Center is like. I've always romanticized what it would be like. I'm still glad I did it but it was underwhelming. I'm a decent ice skater, I play hockey. I was really hoping for something better.
  • Photo of onelady467
    a year ago
    I skated here with my 12-year-old son on 25 Feb and 26 Feb 2017 even if really expensive. The first time was nice. My son is used to skating with hockey skates and after trying skill skates first we went asking for hockey skates for him and got them. He was really happy skating with them for 1.5 hours. So, we returned the next day and immedaitely asked for the hockey skates for him. The staff at the desk was really unfriendly and said they do not have any. When I said we got them the day before, young white lad started grilling us about the names of the personnel who had given them and saying they belong to the staff. So, we did not get them. I also asked from the staff on the ice and he said they indeed belong to the staff but that they are lent if someone asks. So, no tips on the second day for the staff at the desk.
  • Photo of JennArbing
    a year ago
    My boyfriend and I went skating this morning at 10:30 on the rink. It was so cool to skate on such a famous piece of ice! The price was a bit much ($75 in total for 2 people including skate rental), but it killed an hour and a half, we got exercise, and had lots of fun doing it! Conveniently, there is a free place to put your boots, coat, purses, etc at the rink (where you get your skates). Tips are appreciated. It was very warm today (20 degrees C), so the ice surface was get very slushy and wet. Nothing could be done about this, but just be prepared if the weather is warm like it was today, and if you're not a great skater, expect to fall, and expect to get coveted in water!
  • Photo of SES11
    a year ago
    We went for the 2pm skate and had a great time! The rink was not too crowded, and the views were spectacular. There were lots of people who were not very steady on skates but everyone was respectful and helpful to others. The staff were always around if anyone needed assistance. This was a really fun way to spend the afternoon!
  • Photo of Kaisersmith
    a year ago
    We didn't book a time and just turned up to find the rink not to busy, admittedly it was sleat/ snowing which could've made a difference. The setting is great, just like you've seen it on many movies. The VIP entry was available but we felt this was quite expensive for what you get. We paid $25 to skate and $12 to hire the ice skates. I'm not the most graceful skater in the world but would highly recommend the experience.
  • Photo of CraftBeers
    a year ago
    I have been to this rink three different time including one of them just weeks before Christmas. Everything about it is beautiful and stunning. During the Christmas season the massive tree is an absolute must visit. Outside of Christmas, the flags around the rink are cool. The fountains and golden sculpture add a great touch. The idea of what this place is exceeds the reality of a visit. Movies, social media and my imagination build this into more than it is, a rink. Pricing at $32 per person is not worth it for me. My recommendation is plan a walk-by visit to snap a few photos for your own pleasure. You can see all there is to see in about five minutes. Pair this visit with a walk to the NBC Today show and Radio City Music Hall. MoMA is a short walk from here. Skip the skating unless that is important to you.
  • Photo of OHaL
    a year ago
    It was always a dream of mine to skate at Rockefeller Center. Everyone has seen it on TV or in a movie. Its magical. Anyways, it was a must to do this when we went on our trip to New York, and I didn't want to wait in line, so I bought the VIP Package, so I would be guaranteed a spot, at the time I wanted to go. It was pricey, but with all the extras involved, I was willing to pay to play. First thing the Customer Service is wonderful. Everyone was accommodating, made us feel very welcome and sincerely kind. Whatever disappointment I had, had absolutely nothing with the service. The length of the skate is also very good. 90 minutes is sufficient for a good, brisk skate. Where it is lacking is when I went to receive my skates, all the give out were figure skates, complete with toe picks. I was expecting hockey skates. Now, I have been skating since I was 3 years old, and played hockey up until my 45th year. I know how to skate. My beautiful wife does not skate so well. Now if you don't know how to take the short strides of a figure skate, and go for the full stride of the hockey player, the toe pick can catch the ice, and stop you on a dime. Especially when the ice is soft as it is in November. As good as the Zamboni driver is, there is a multiple of pick divots in the ice. When you mix difficult skates, pitted ice, and many inexperienced skaters, you run into potential accidents. My wife was one of them. She fell backwards and banged her head on the ice when her skate caught a divot from a toe pick. Luckily she wasn't hurt badly, and just needed a little break to clear the cobwebs. Ten minutes later she was back at it like the trooper she is. I firmly believe that if they switched to Hockey skates, they would have fewer accidents. The other disappointment was the cappuccino and cookies that they supply. Unfortunately the cookies were basic sugar cookies, and ran out quickly. The cappuccino/hot chocolate/Mocha etc comes from a dispenser and the quality is pretty nasty to be completely honest. Overall it was pretty cool to be on this legendary skating rink....but it could have been much better.
  • Photo of dasmr5
    a year ago
    I have been to NYC about 20 different times, but this past trip was a highlight because of the magical ice skating at Rockefeller Center around Christmas time. My husband reserved the early morning session (7:00 am) and it was just so nice to be able to ice skate with a smaller group, as the sun was coming up, early in the morning. We appreciated the complimentary hot chocolate that was included with the reservation. It was so beautiful to be able to skate there with the huge Christmas tree, beautiful flags blowing, and the statue and fountain. It was all so gorgeous! I really loved it and actually enjoyed it a lot more than I even expected. It was worth the extra money for us to go with less people. If I were to ever bring my kids, I would wait and go around Christmastime. It seems to make it even better!
  • Photo of Danielle M
    a year ago
    I have wanted to skate here for 36 years and I got the opportunity to do it in style on Christmas Eve by purchasing the VIP skate pass. We booked the tickets for our family of four to enjoy a special experience of skating at The Rock on Christmas Eve. Although expensive for the experience ($160 USD!), it was worth every penny to enjoy no queues, hot chocolate and cookies, rest time in the warm igloo and skate assistance if need be. We arrived for the 8:30am first session, when the ice was pristine and had our lovely hot chocolate. The skate staff were friendly, helpful and the glass igloo was a treat to sit in if you needed to rest. Our son bumped his head on the ice and the staff were very quick to get him ice (for his head), check him out and see he was ok. Although it was raining on the day, this didn’t dampen our enthusiasm, but thankfully limited the crowds skating. It was like a winter wonderland and the tree made a spectacular backdrop to the setting. We were blessed to see a man propose to his sweetheart during this session and it made the event more special. If you are in NYC and have the chance, I think this is a memory not to be missed. You can elect to purchase tickets on the day and stand in the queue, but we were time poor, so an advance booking was our only option. I would love to do it again. It was spectacular!
  • Photo of janicedzl76
    a year ago
    Was lovely at Christmas time with the music and noise and the tree at the Rockefeller centre all lit up. Absolutely beautiful.
  • Photo of Andrea V
    a year ago
    We pre-booked tickets for the last ice-skate at 22:30 but even then the queue was so long and people would not let us pass even though they did not have pre-booked tickets. Some of these people got violent with us, we could not really make it at 22:30 even though we arrived beforehand. Queue for the ice-skates itself was also not easy as there is little space to sit and change shoes. It is messy. it was mostly disappointing because the rink was not leveled up the ice was so bumpy much better rinks in London it was so bumpy that even though I am experienced skater I could not enjoy it. It was also overcrowded. I thought that this last session was only for people with pre-booked tickets, however they kept letting more and more people in and most people were constantly falling making it impossible to really skate. The Rink is a landmark of NY and featured in many movies so if your goal is to take a photo it is good but if you really like to ice-skate It is impossible!
  • Photo of mrpesce
    a year ago
    We reserved the Starlight skate online and couldn't be more happy that we did. The skaters are limited so having tickets guaranteed ice time and includes your rental. The ice is really rough and most of the skaters are novices at best so if you are expecting "a movie scene" experience it isn't going to happen.

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