As much as we love ice skating outside, sometimes it's just too cold, hot, or rainy for New York City's seasonal outdoor rinks. Indoor ice skating rinks let NYC kids skate year-round. Some in-the-know parents with young skate enthusiasts say they prefer indoor ice skating rinks because the ice's quality is better, making for a smoother glide, which is especially helpful for newbies.
Here are six NYC indoor ice skating rinks to check out. While public skating sessions are extremely limited due to the pandemic, kids can get ice time with learn-to-skate classes or by joining a hockey team.
Find more indoor places to play in our Guide to Indoor Play Spaces and Fun Zones.