Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

(Now Closed)
Skating Rink, Christmas Market, and General Entertainment
Midtown East, New York
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  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksOctober 23, 2014
    Winter Village skating rink is now open at Bryant Park. You can make group reservations, take skating lessons, grab food and drinks, or enjoy some holiday shopping in their many small shops. Read more
  • Jella T.
    Jella ToussaintDecember 13, 2011
    Awesome place!!! Free admission if you have your own skates, $14 to rent your skates, best times to go during the week days is during work hours. Its gets crowded after 6pm & it is so much fun!
  • Nadia I.
    Nadia IssaBellaFebruary 9, 2016
    One of the most beautiful rinks in the city and very family friendly! They even offer skating lessons in the middle of the rink.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhNovember 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Free admission to the skating rink if you have your own skating equipment. $15 for skate rentals but it becomes $19 during the peak of the season (Thanksgiving week til New Year's week).
  • Ceres AnaSéline C.
    Ceres AnaSéline C.December 14, 2013
    Free admission, but so crowded on weekends, it's difficult to even skate. Try going on a Monday or Wednesday for more space, especially if you want to teach someone else to skate!
  • Geoffroy B.
    Geoffroy BablonFebruary 24, 2014
    Think of the ice like a great battlefield. Your not-so-sure-footed friends are dropping all around you, and all you can do is keep your cool and zig-zag around them, hoping you won't be next!
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyDecember 17, 2015
    Fun to break out the skates and do a few laps under the Christmas lights and impressive Bank of America Tower. Be warned: almost as crowded as Times Square.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkFebruary 25, 2016
    Winter is almost over. So take advantage of Bryant Park and its ice skating rink for all to enjoy. Admission is free but renting skates is $19 so get there before it all melts away. Read more
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkNovember 30, 2011
    From late October until the end of February, Bryant Park opens a no-charge skating rink. Don’t get too excited: The admission may be free, but you gotta pay $13 to rent skates (or BYO). Read more
  • Lane R.
    Lane RettigJanuary 2, 2016
    Often long lines but it moved quickly. The rink is super crowded in the evening. Come in the morning for more space.
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UDecember 8, 2014
    Free skating (need to rent shoes if you don't own a pair), holiday shops and pretty Christmas tree. Bundle up and enjoy some time out here.
  • Jwow
    JwowFebruary 27, 2015
    In these freezing temperatures, you can find beauty at the fountain. Be sure to make a visit before things warm up!
  • Roger S.
    Roger SchonfeldDecember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Not as big a rink as Wollman, and the views while terrific are not as great. The skating however is free (skate rentals are extra), and before 9:30 the weekend crowds aren't bad.
  • Viren K.
    Viren KaulFebruary 4
    The brew tent is awesome .. ice rink fun as always .. the atmosphere is amazing !
  • Kelly D.
    Kelly DongJanuary 9, 2012
    Admission is free, so you can skate for free if you bring your own skates, but be sure to get there early to avoid the crowds.
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusDecember 14, 2011
    After enjoying a few laps around this rink, be sure to check out the Bryant Park Holiday Market for a truly festive experience. Learn about other ice skating rinks in NYC on MetroFocus. Read more
  • Kaoru O.
    Kaoru OdamakiJanuary 7, 2016
    If you want to skate comfortably, You should go to there in the morning. This rink is very crowded in afternoon.
  • Iris C.
    Iris ChenNovember 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The rink is empty right when it opens or early in the morning. Bring a lock and your own skates and skating is free!
  • Michelle Elaine W.
    Hands down one of my FAV places in NYC during the winter! FREE 100% if you own your own skates!!!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CasperDecember 22, 2015
    Almost $50 for two sets of skates and locker (required to put shoes/bags in)... kinda crazy, but def the cheapest ice rink in Midtown!! ha
  • JP P.
    JP ParkFebruary 20, 2016
    "Free" skating that's a lot of fun. There's always too many people so be wary if you've never skated
  • Elizabeth O.
    Elizabeth OllisMarch 2, 2014
    SKIP IT. This place is crazy (at least on a Sunday afternoon). The ice was so packed (with lots of falling children) that it was hard to enjoy/even skate...especially if you're an experienced skater.
  • Rich W.
    Rich WillinghamDecember 24, 2015
    Go in the evening. The lights are magical, and it's less crowded than Rock Center.
  • Jason S.
    Jason S.January 13, 2016
    Prices at Ice Bites are alright, and the skating experience on the rink is worth the cost (free).
  • Jennifer
    JenniferDecember 6, 2015
    Park get transformed into a Winter Village with skating rink, open-air market and a winter themed restaurant. Through Jan 3.
  • House of Bonhoeffer
    House of BonhoefferApril 14, 2012
    Our men love to bring their skates and hit the ice here at @BryantParkNYC. If you don't own skates, rentals are available!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 11, 2011
    Winner of Best Ice Skating in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! If you bring your own skates, they offer a sharpening service.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupMarch 1, 2013
    If you bring your own skates, you can skate for free. Otherwise, it's a $13 rental charge.
  • Erin M.
    Erin MDecember 17, 2011
    Free admission. Being your own skates and a lock for your locker and it'll be a free afternoon :)
  • Leslie S.
    Leslie SonoNovember 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Come during Open if you can get up early, & skate till the afternoon...it's always not crowded! xOD
  • BLOC Concierge
    BLOC ConciergeNovember 14, 2011
    Outdoor ice skating in the Big Apple! Could it be any more nostalgic? Bring your own ice skates and lock, and its totally FREE!
  • Mischa
    MischaJanuary 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Want to skate freely? Get by 9 or during a rain. Otherwise please be patient.
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengDecember 13, 2015
    $19 skate rentals during peak dates, but it gets less crowded during mealtimes
  • Alexandra F.
    Alexandra F.November 27, 2011
    ice skating is only $9! dont go to rockerfeller center its a rip off. bryant park is absolutely amazing!
  • Jaclyn L.
    Jaclyn LamOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Come in the mornings it's not crowded, bring your own skates and lock (: have the best time ever~! <3
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LeBronJanuary 19, 2013
    Leave the office and grab your skates before the noon rush. Best work out for a mind in a bind!
  • The Holiday Shops a.
    Come check out our Food by the Fountain vendors that will be staying open until Feb. 26th, 2012. For a complete list of participating shops, simply visit here: Read more
  • Paull Y.
    Paull YoungJanuary 27, 2011
    Buy the VIP pass online ahead of time, well priced, includes skate rental and you can beat the line!
  • Sandy B.
    Sandy BeachesMarch 15, 2011
    A whole lot of fun! Here's a great tip- take a few shots then hit the ice! Guaranteed best time you'll ever have! :)
  • AM
    AMFebruary 28, 2011
    Bring your own skates and a lock and you're good to go for completely free. Can't wait to go again next winter!
  • Nazary N.
    Nazary NebelukNovember 14, 2011
    A great romantic spot, especially at night with all the holiday lights
  • Charles P.
    Charles PhotoframdDecember 5, 2011
    Have fun skating or just watching. Plenty of security to keep the crowd on ice under control. Routy behavior is dealt with swiftly.
  • Samantha T.
    Samantha TJanuary 20, 2013
    Dangerously crowded Saturday evening + rowdy teens with no manners + 98% amateurs = one stretcher rescue/hour. Stick to weekday mornings if you don't want to be traumatized.
  • Lora T.
    Lora TchekoratovaDecember 28, 2014
    Ice skating near the library. Awesome!
  • Jeanette W.
    Jeanette WongDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    buy your own skates so you don't have to rent crappy expensive skates!
  • Emeltri G. A.
    Emeltri G. AlegreDecember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't charge your phone here even if your phone is about to die. They said it will blow up the circuit!. My charger takes in about 50hz that wouldn't blow the circuit.
  • Amber S.
    Amber StarrFebruary 17, 2014
    Definitely get the hot choco!
  • Colin
    ColinJanuary 9, 2012
    Come at 8 am for no line and the pond (almost) to yourself!
  • Walter R.
    Walter RodriguezJanuary 20, 2013
    If you're a first time skater, the wall is your best friend! :0)
  • George M.
    George MarzloffDecember 21, 2015
    Ice was very wet today even though temps have been cold. I think the cooling system needs an early season tune up
  • Jaime S.
    Jaime SonoNovember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't rent the blue ice skates, they will hurt and blister your feet
  • Ri Z.
    Ri ZhengNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Skate rental are 14, locker free, lock 9, bagcheck start at 7. Open 7 days a week
  • Casey S.
    Casey ShimonNovember 11, 2010
    If you can...come during the day. The sun is shining and the crowds are minimal. Bonus: very few children
  • Frankie B.
    Frankie BrunnonNovember 26, 2011
    Make sure to bring your own lock. The rental locks are costly.
  • Lora T.
    Lora TchekoratovaDecember 28, 2014
    Bring your own skates and don't be afraid of the lines;)))
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin C.December 29, 2012
    "The Kid" is here to help you. He may seem arrogant but he knows how to skate.
  • Sofia R.
    Sofia ReyesNovember 8, 2016
    Happiest place to be during this season, skate for free if you bring your own skates
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SchrageJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Come for the ice rink, stay for the music.
  • thecoffeebeaners
    thecoffeebeanersDecember 18, 2010
    Bring a lock if you are coming to skate so you don't have to pay money to have stuff held.
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MoroJanuary 6, 2015
    Crowded and they raised the price of the skates. Bring your own to skate free.
  • Olexy S.
    Olexy SadovyDecember 2, 2015
    Bring your own skates and skate for free!
  • Marylynka D.
    Marylynka DorimianMarch 5, 2014
    Great day ice skating!!!!
  • Hana F.
    Hana FelembanNovember 26, 2016
    Amazing place !
  • Jermaine M.
    Jermaine MartinDecember 18, 2014
    Great atmosphere. Good food!!
  • Dylan M.
    Dylan McKenzieDecember 14, 2013
    Get your skate on. Don't let the recent violence deter you.
  • michael n.
    michael nerenburgDecember 21, 2010
    If you know how to skate this place is hell on earth. I've never seen so many people on a rink. You can't move, people are idiots and can't skate. Bring a combination lock.
  • Madeline J.
    Madeline JohnsonNovember 16, 2010
    This place makes me feel so happy during the holidays, so much fun to skate.
  • darcy m.
    darcy myersDecember 24, 2014
    Large rink & great food.
  • Gabriella F.
    Gabriella FawkesJanuary 7, 2014
    U get 10 percent off with ure BOA card
  • Ian G.
    Ian GussJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Personal space is at a premium.
  • Brooke C.
    Brooke CJanuary 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    go in the morning before the line gets too long
  • Stephany G.
    Stephany GalloJanuary 31, 2012
    And is free if you bring ur own skates !!!!
  • Liz D.
    Liz DieboldFebruary 16, 2014
    Bring your own lock to save $9
  • Jason K.
    Jason KwokNovember 2, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Got to go early to avoid the crowds
  • Suzana U.
    Suzana UenoFebruary 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring your own lock or pay 9 usd for one
  • Elvin H.
    Elvin HeDecember 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get ur own pair of skates and skate here for free as much as u want
  • thecoffeebeaners
    thecoffeebeanersDecember 18, 2010
    Come at night, super magical!
  • Virginie L.
    Virginie LiaoMarch 2, 2015
    Free admission, $15 skate rental
  • Jose
    JoseNovember 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring your ice skates and skate for free.
  • Tim H.
    Tim HansleyDecember 15, 2011
    Only a 15 minute wait to skate and a beautiful night...
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RNovember 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    kinda small but its a Ice Skating rink open till 10pm
  • Blair S.
    Blair ShropshireFebruary 6, 2013
    Worst customer service either so definitely bring your own skates so you can avoid the inattentive staff because they will avoid you!
  • Lisa
    LisaDecember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to celsius got a glass of champagne to pick your spirits up and last your packages down.
  • Bill
    BillDecember 19, 2012
    Most shops open at noon!
  • Justin R.
    Justin RamosFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Checked in twice and got a free hot Chocolate!
  • Zach M.
    Zach MackDecember 10, 2011
    Who says Christmas is a commercial holiday?! I am standing on a pond named after a BANK.
  • Bill S.
    Bill SwerseyDecember 25, 2011
    Great location, lousy ice.
  • Katie S.
    Katie SmartNovember 16, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    You can purchase VIP passes online to skip the crowds!
  • Craig P.
    Craig PlunkettDecember 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    prime time to get here is before 10
  • Erin R.
    Erin RobersonDecember 25, 2011
    Do the VIP to skip the lines. Only 6 dollars more.
  • Bart L.
    Bart LoreDecember 14, 2011
    Look for Mikey walker he us single and he is awesome! LoL
  • Luke M.
    Luke MillerSeptember 19, 2013
    Your unlocked scene : The Chase
  • Eric R.
    Eric RivasJanuary 20, 2012
    pay the vip line! trust me!!
  • Altpick.com
    Altpick.comJanuary 8, 2011
    Early morning best time to skate
  • Emeltri G. A.
    Emeltri G. AlegreDecember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Workers get to charge their phone but customers don't. Even though you pay $14 for skates.
  • Demetri K.
    Demetri KambanisJanuary 4, 2012
    great time last night!
  • Michael F.
    Michael FlorioNovember 13, 2011
    This place is the perfect place for blumpkins.
  • Suzana U.
    Suzana UenoFebruary 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    7 usd for a bag to check a bag
  • Michael C.
    Michael CDecember 28, 2012
    Be prepared to wait on the line for an hour in the cold
  • Laurie D.
    Laurie DePreteOctober 31, 2010
    Bring a lock or else they charge $9!
  • Diego B.
    Diego BaldinJanuary 2, 2014
    DICA 1: Peça um patins com um número acima do seu calçado. DICA 2: Amarre bem firme os patins na canela, vai dar muito mais estabilidade.
  • Renata G.
    Renata Gonçalves MotaJanuary 2, 2014
    Amarrem bem os patins, principalmente no tornozelo, isso da estabilidade
  • Maria s.
    Maria souzaNovember 29, 2014
    gente que monumentos tao lindos sao esses maravilhosos ate de mais meu deus
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