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Citi Pond Offers Free Ice Skating at Bryant Park

In its seventh season, Citi Pond is the center of attention during Bryant Park’s winter season. It is Manhattan’s first and only free admission ice skating rink.  The rink is open daily from October 27, 2011 – February 26, 2012. A trip to the park during the the holidays includes the Fetes de Noel Annual Holiday Shops at Bryant Park.

In addition to skating, there are a number of events that will be held at the park so check out the event schedule for whats coming up next.

Planning your trip to Citi Pond 
Admission for ice skating is free, so all that you need to do is, pack your skates or you can rent them at the park, bring a lock or purchase one at the park to utilize their free storage, bring your own skates or rent, get your skates sharpened and check your bags if you do not want to use their storage.

After your skate, a good option for food is Celsius, which offers lunch, dinner, or drinks. This restaurant has a glass enclosure and outdoor terrace with heat lamps. You can catch a great view of the ice, park and holiday tree.

Citi Pond at Bryant Park
Between 40th & 42nd Streets and Fifth & Sixth Avenues
Skating Pavilion entrance is located on the 40th Street side of the park
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Citi Pond Hours
Sunday–Thursday: 8am–10pm
Friday–Saturday: 8am–Midnight
November–December Hours
Sunday to Thursday – 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday – 7:00 am to Midnight
All hours weather permitting

Skate Rentals: $14
Locker Use: Free
Lock Purchase: $9
Bag Check: $7
*all prices include sales tax & are non-refundable

Getting To The Park
Subway: 7, B, D, F,M
Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7, M42, Q32, X17, X22, X30, X31
MTA Bus: QM1, QM2, QM3, QM4, QM5, QM6, QM20