Although we so miss the ice skating rink at Battery Park City, we’ve made do with ice skating uptown in Wollman Rink at Central Park.
It’s a great way to spend with the family, not to mention a great core and thigh workout for the mommys and daddys. It’s a pretty big rink but expect for it to be crowded. We went last Saturday morning – when it was 60 degrees out – and part of the rink gets blocked out for skating lessons, however there still is a lot of room to skate.
A small cafe is available serving chicken fingers and hot dogs etc., but your best bet is to bring your own healthy lunch and snacks to keep everyone’s energy up. We brought peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, some fruit, GoGo Squeez applesauce and some veggie chips. You can then reward the kids with a candied apple bought from the cafe (it’s fruit – so its somewhat healthy!)
If you love ice skating at Wollman Rink, don’t forget to sign up for Big City Moms and Scooter Magazine’s Winterfest Family Fun which takes place at Wollman Rink on January 29th from 12-3pm. There’ll be lots of ice skating, fun and what’s more is that a portion of all proceeds goes to K.I.D.S. Kids in Distressed Situations. Purchase tickets here.
See you on the ice!