The Pond at Bryant Park is just one of the city's many places to hit the ice this winter, where you can grab your mittens and scarves and do laps around the rink, drink some coco and relax in their lounge. Skating is free all week long, with skate rental $12. The Pond can be found between 40th & 42nd streets & Fifth & Sixth avenues and is open now through January 24.
Or head to Central Park, where two rinks can have you skating into the spring. The Lasker Rink & Pool (mid-Park between 106th & 108th streets) is in its ice skating phase now until March. Admission is $4.50 for adults, $2 for kids under 12, with skate rental $4.75. The rink is open seven days a week.
Farther south at the The Wollman Rink (Central Park South, at 59th Street, and 6th Avenue), you can work on your spin until March 31. The rink is open seven days a week as well, with admission is $10 for adults, $5.25 for children, with rental $6 during the week, and $14 for adults and $5.50 for kids Friday to Sunday.
Brooklyn has its own Wollman Rink in Prospect Park (near the Parkside/Ocean avenues entrance), open through March 14. Check out their special events to see when you can boogie on skates to show tunes, Motown hits or even Bruce Springsteen. The rink is open seven days a week, with admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children $14 and under, with $6.50 for skate rental.
Along the Coney Island Boardwalk, you can have a world-famous hot dog, shoot the freak, and even ice skate. The Abe Stark Ice Skating Rink (Coney Island Boardwalk & W. 19th Street) is open now until March 28 (weekends only). Tickets are $8 for all skaters, with $5 for skate rental.
Though it has plenty of outdoor rinks, the city is not lacking in an indoor rink. At Chelsea Piers (Pier 61, 23rd Street and the Hudson River), the Sky Rink is open all year round, with skating every day of the week (except Wednesdays). For adults, skating is $13 for adults, $10.50 for kids, with an extra $7.50 for rental. So when the ice does melt away, you can still scoot around on skates.