Thursday, January 4, 2007

Skating Rink @ Rockefeller Center

Ice skating at the Rockefeller Center Rink is a winter tradition for many New Yorkers and tourists alike. Each year between October and April, the artificial ice rink is open to the public from 8:30 AM to midnight. However, skating here can get pretty expensive. Ice skate rentals cost $7.50 per person and admissions are $10 - $14 for adults and $7.50 - $8.50 for children under 11 and seniors. The rink gets extremely crowded during weekends and holidays so the best times to skate are Mondays through Thursdays.

The gilded statue in the background is Promethius, a smart and cunning Titan who, according to Greek mythology, stole fire from Zeus and gave it to the mortals because of his love for humanity. As a result, the word prometheous refers to someone or something bold and creative.

So do you ice stake? Or ski?


Carol said...

I never learned to feel comfortable on skates while I was a kid. I finally took a figure skating class when I was in my 20s. I loved it, because I started to feel good and learned "extras" like how to skate backwards. A few years later I fell while skating and broke my wrist. Since I use my hands for my work, I decided to give up skating. I like to watch it, though.

pcfranchina said...

Hey Nice Shot!
I work in the Rockefeller Complex.


isabella said...

Well, I was going to say how much I miss skating there (I grew up on LI and in the holiday tradition, visited the RC to skate and window shop each year), but seeing the prices...Yikes!

Delta Movies said...

As a kid living in Nebraska, the city gov't would flood the tennis-courts during the winter months - instant ice rink. Most of the neighborhood kids would meet and skate the days away. Great fun.

When I visit NYC and see the Rockefeller rink or the Trump rink in Central Park, I'm immediately taken back to those innocent fun days in Nebraska skating with my school friends.

Nice pic.


Candice & Megan said...

Very, very cool! Happy New Year from Houston Daily Photo!

Dsole said...

Oh my! that's lot of money! But maybe it worth doing once in a life, like going at the top of the Eiffel Tower or things like that, no?

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ruth said...

I'd like to skate there someday.

I wanted to flood our orchard for a skating party this year, but it hasn't been cold enough. What's with this weather?? What do they do in NYC to keep the ice frozen? I know it's been warm there too.

It's going to be 50 here today!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I can't skate and I'm really afraid of falling on my bump or worst, breaking my wrist or ankle.

carol - I hear ya!

pcfranchina - You work in the complex!! WOW!! Do you ever go skating there?

isabella - You lucky girl, you!

delta - I wished you had mentioned that when you were here and we could have gone skating.

candace & megan - Thank you! Happy New Year to you too.

dsole - I agree. Maybe I should go try the skating rink once.

ruth - it's been warm. I think the Rockefeller Center has some special equipment to keep the ice frozen.

Olivier said...

la celebre patinoire du rockfelle center. l'annee dernier,e il y avait une belle patinoire au bryant park.
et cette annee, au bryant park, ils ont remis la patinoire ?

the famous skating rink of rockfelle the center. the year the last,there was a beautiful skating rink with bryant park. and did this year, to bryant park, they give the skating rink?

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Olivier - Je ne sais pas. J'apprendrai pour toi. [I don't know. I will find out for you.]

Keropok Man said...

i can't skate, but i tried skiing before. boy, it's not easy. i got wet bums after falling so many times and sitting on my bum in the snow. haha...

Olivier said...

en passant sur le blog de "Blather from Brooklyn" il y a un post sur le Bryant Park, et il y a des photos sur la patinoire du Bryant Park.

while passing on the blog of “Blather from Brooklyn” there is a post on Bryant Park, and there are photographs on the skating rink of Bryant Park.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

olivier - Merci pour l'information. Je n'ai pas su il y avait une patinoire au Bryant Park.

Thanks you for the information. I did not know there was a ice rink at Central Park

Irredento Urbanita said...

I always wanted to skate there, perhaps in the future.