Wollman Rink
Wollman Rink
Wollman Rink

Wollman Rink Tours and Tickets

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Practice your skating skills, or learn to glide and spin in front of a postcard-worthy backdrop of Manhattan skyscrapers at this spacious outdoor ice rink in Central Park. Opened in 1950, the rink is one of New York’s most iconic spots and has featured in many movies, includingSerendipity,Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, andLove Story.

  • 830 5th Ave., Manhattan, New York City, New York, 10065

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Q:Is visiting Wollman Rink worth it?
A:Yes, visiting Wollman Rink is worth it. The Central Park ice skating rink has the Manhattan skyline as its backdrop—skating here is a New York City tradition. It’s also a must for film buffs: Wollman Rink has appeared in dozens of films, from Home Alone 2 to Love Story.
Q:Do you need tickets to skate at Wollman Rink?
A:Yes, you need tickets to skate at Wollman Rink. To minimize lines, the rink offers timed arrival tickets. You can get in line up to 30 minutes before, or after, the time listed on your ticket. Once you’re on the ice, you can skate for as long as you want.
Q:Does Wollman Rink have bathrooms?
A:Yes, there are bathrooms at Wollman Rink. You’ll need a ticket to use the restroom as it’s located beyond the entrance gates. The rink bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. You’ll find nearby accessible public bathrooms in Central Park at the Arsenal (weekends only) and the Chess & Checkers House.
Q:Is there parking at Wollman Rink?
A:No, there’s no parking at Wollman Rink. There are several parking garages near Wollman Rink, however. Find paid parking garages on West 58th Street, West 57th Street, and Sixth Avenue. By subway, take the N, R, W to Fifth Avenue-59th Street or A, B, C, D to 59th St-Columbus Circle.
Q:What is the best time of year to visit Wollman Rink?
A:Ice skating season at Central Park’s Wollman Rink goes from late October through mid-March, but one of the most spectacular times to visit is for the December holidays. That’s when seasonal events, twinkling decorations, and special snacks create a festive atmosphere. (You might even spot Santa hanging out rinkside.)
Q:What should I wear to go ice skating in Central Park?
A:Bring layers on an ice skating trip to Central Park—once you do a few laps, you may decide to shed your heavy overcoat. It’s also a good idea to bring extra socks to ensure a snug fit in rental ice skates; a few pairs of thin, wool socks work well.