Ice skating in New York City is one of those classic experiences that never gets old. But there’s always room to elevate the rink game. It doesn’t always have to be the Rockefeller Ice Skating Rink — most of the time filled with hundreds of tourists anyway. Our suggestion: enjoy a spin on the ice atop The Rooftop at Pier 17. After its debut last season, Winterland Rink is back and larger in size, serving up more spectacular views of the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.
Price of admission to the rink starts at $15. Besides the great views, you’ve got a couple classy options to warm up. Designed by David Rockwell, The Tank warming hut offers rinkside drinks and bites, or duck inside the R17 luxury bar and defrost next to one of its two fireplaces with cocktails and hearty dishes like Wagyu Beef Short Rib. Or stop by one of the rooftop food trucks serving boozy hot cocoa and cider or wine by the glass, plus bites like salted pretzels, hot dogs and nachos.
See you on the rink!
More info: pier17ny.com/winterland