It's a great time to be a kid in NYC, especially with the midwinter school recess coming up. Robot exoskeletons are coming to Queens, there's a museum about colors in Soho, and a huge kids' film festival is lighting up screens all over town. Oh, and there are bumper cars on ice in Midtown. Bumper cars. On ice. Kids never had it so good.
The ice rink bumper cars that debuted at Bryant Park's FrostFest have been extended by popular demand through the end of February. Can't wait to take one for a spin? Read on for all the details, plus how to reserve your spot.
The bumper cars on the outdoor ice skating rink at Bryant Park's Winter Village have been such a smashing success (get it? sorry...) that ticket sales have been extended through February 24, so NYC kids off from school for the midwinter break have a whole week's worth of chances to slide, spin, and glide.
Kids ages 7 and up (and their adults, of course) can ride—one person per car, no lap-riders. 10-minute bumper car rides cost $15 and must be reserved online in advance. Tickets for each week go on sale at noon on Thursdays for the following week, in one-hour time slots from 2:30pm-7:30pm, and rides are first-come, first-served within each hour. Sunday, February 10 is for walk-up, on-site ticket purchases only.
Most of the rides this week are sold out, although there are a few slots left. The next batch of ticket times will go on sale at noon Thursday—and I am definitely setting a reminder on my phone.
The ice skating rink at Bryant Park is located on Sixth Avenue between W. 42nd and W. 43rd Streets, and is open daily from 8am-10pm.