9 Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks to Visit with Kids in NYC Submitted by Jody Mercier on Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:40pm It's time to sharpen those ice skates. Many of New York City's outdoor rinks are open for family fall, er, winter fun. Whether you prefer to twirl with the tourists at Rockefeller Center and Central Park's Wollman Rink, or go off the beaten path to a Mommy Poppins favorite such as Lasker Rink, the city offers plenty of options for newbies to polished skaters—even a FREE skate spot. If it ever gets too cold to glide outside, you can always hit one of NYC's indoor ice skating rinks. Read more.