The Skating Rink At Rockefeller Center Is Open!! October 14 2014

The skating rink at Rockefeller Center is opening  for the season. The rink holds the distinction of being first in the city to open each year in a skating tradition that dates to Christmas Day 1936. It started as a temporary rink created to woo shoppers and diners from street level down to businesses..



Some things you may know: The rink accommodates only 150 skaters and stays open no matter what the weather. The rink is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to midnight through April 2015.



Sessions are 90 minutes and cost $27 for adults ($30 during peak dates), and $15 for children under 11 and seniors. Discounts are available for groups of 15 people or more.



Thirty minute skate lessons, offered daily between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., are $50, which includes admission.



Skates cost $12 to rent.



Acting out famous scenes from movies, of course, requires no lessons.