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Rockefeller Center Ice Rink Opens on Oct. 13

Destination & Tourism | Donald Wood | October 09, 2015

Rockefeller Center Ice Rink Opens on Oct. 13

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One of the best traditions during the winter season is visiting the ice rink in front of Rockefeller Center in New York City, which will open to the public once again on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

The Rink at Rockefeller Center will officially open its 2015-16 season with a public performance at 10 a.m. ET on Oct. 13. The festivities will include Olympic Dancing Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White.

Davis and White—the first Americans to ever win their event—will join forces with NYC & Company president Fred Dixon and young skaters from the Ice Theatre of New York and Figure Skating in Harlem to entertain the crowds and open the rink to the public.

Located in Midtown Manhattan, The Rink offers many unique experiences for tourists, including the late-night Starlight Skate, Breakfast with Santa, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Engagement on Ice, First Skate, and VIP Skating packages.

The Rink operator Nick Valenti shared a statement on the opening of the NYC landmark:

"Kicking off the season with the opening of The Rink is just as iconic as it was when it first opened in 1936. Whether you are an Olympic-caliber skater like Meryl and Charlie or someone who is just getting on skates for the first time, The Rink is a wonderful destination to include in your winter travel plans.”

Annually, The Rink at Rockefeller Center sees more than 250,000 skaters and is always one of the first outdoor ice rinks to open in New York State.

For more information on The Rink at Rockefeller Center and to book reservations, check out the official website.

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