With outdoor rinks popping up for the festive season in all sorts of locations, it’s hard to narrow down the best places to go ice skating on New Year’s Day. Slipping into some skates, but hopefully not slipping on your bottom, is a great way to revive the senses if you’ve partied all night on New Year’s Eve. It will certainly blow any festive fog from your brain! If you’re up for some blade action, here are some of the best places to go ice skating on New Year’s Day:
1. Rockefeller Center, New York, USA
Sometimes a classic just wins out. It may be one of the oldest outdoor rinks in the world but the iconic Rockefeller Center rink is still one of the best places to go ice skating. It is iconic and New York’s festive season wouldn’t be the same without it. Despite its celebrity status, it sets a romantic scene because there’s only room for 150 skaters at any one time. And of course, there’s the added bonus of the magnificent Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
Opening times: Mon-Thu 9am-10:30pm; Fri-Sat 8:30am-midnight; Sun 8:30am-10pm
Prices: Adults from $19, but prices vary by date. Tickets must be bought in person, there is no advance online booking.