Glide Brings Scenic Ice Skating Rink to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Enjoy a scenic skate underneath the Brooklyn Bridge while enjoying a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline. Photo courtesy of Glide
Enjoy a scenic skate underneath the Brooklyn Bridge while enjoying a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline. Photo courtesy of Glide
12/11/23 - By Diana Kim

New York City has a brand-new ice skating rink, located right under the majestic Brooklyn Bridge in the amenity-filled Brooklyn Bridge Park. Glide is now open for ice skating in NYC and locals and tourists can enjoy ice time alongside stunning views of the Manhattan skyline.

Read on for everything you need to know about Glide, New York's newest ice skating rink, and find more great ice skating rinks in NYC for families here.


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Glide Ice Skating Rink Brooklyn Bridge Park
Glide at Brooklyn Bridge Park is a winter wonderland for all ages.

Visiting Glide at Brooklyn Bridge Park: The Basics

Glide at Brooklyn Bridge Park is located on Emily Warren Roebling Plaza in Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood. While the rink itself isn't too large, the stunning views make for a unique ice skating experience. Skaters move along the smooth ice against the backdrop of the East River and the Lower Manhattan skyline. The rink isn't covered, except where a stretch of the Brooklyn Bridge traverses above, so you'll want to go on a sunny day to fully appreciate the views.

Skate sessions last for 50 minutes so everyone gets a chance to get on the ice. While you can buy tickets at the rink, it's highly recommended visitors purchase tickets in advance. There was a long line of people waiting to get tickets for the next session when we visited.

An upstairs cafe sells hot chocolate, coffee, s’mores, sandwiches, salads, coffee, even wine and more. For those who need a break, the cafe is a nice resting spot that offers a bird's-eye view of the whole scene below and the cityscape beyond.

After skating, enjoy all the family-friendly things to do in Dumbo, including Jane's Carousel, Empire Fulton Ferry Boardwalk, the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, and the famous Grimaldi's.

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Glide Ice Skating Rink Brooklyn Bridge Park
Don't miss Glide at Brooklyn Bridge Park this winter.

Know Before You Go Ice Skating at Glide

  • Glide ice skating rink is open daily through Friday, March 1, 2024
  • Tickets start at $9 for NYC residents, with an additional charge for skate rentals. The buckle-and-strap contraption on the skates makes it very easy to adjust and tighten, which is super helpful when you've got several kids to assist. 
  • Skate sizes range from a children's size 6 to a men's size 14. 
  • An adult must accompany children ages 12 and under.
  • Glide plans to offer 12,000 FREE tickets to local residents throughout the season, courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park. FREE tickets are available in limited quantities every Sunday from 9-11am and on Tuesday afternoons from 4-6pm.
  • Bathrooms are located outside the rink.
  • Lockers are available for shoes and belongings. Locker use is free of charge; bring your own lock or purchase one on-site for $5.
  • Skate aids are available for an additional cost of $20 per session.

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