Dec 9, 2013

NYC: Ice Skating in Bryant Park


Last year around this time, I met up with my sister, mom, aunt and 2 cousins in New York City for a little Christmas girl's trip. I started recapping our Big Apple adventures last January, but somehow fell off the wagon when the seasonal affective disorder started ravaging my body. Before the harsh German winter begins taking its toll this year, I figured I better share some more from our magical NYC experience!

One of the activities high on my Christmas in NYC bucket list was ice skating at Rockefeller Center. After pushing and shoving our way through the thick crowds of tourists the night before, we opted to try our luck ice skating at one of NYC's other famed rinks. When we hopped off the subway at 42nd Street, we were met with THE LONGEST LINE EVER for ice skating at Bryant Park. Needless to say, I was crushed. I thought there was no way in heck my family was going to wait in line with me just so I could fulfill some silly bucket list dream. I think my sister and cousins could see the disappointment in my eyes, because much to my surprise, they happily braved the line with me and we got our chance to skate in NYC! My mom, aunt, and cousin Lindsay opted to sit this one out and enjoy our ice skating adventure from the sidelines. There was a small Christmas market going on around the rink, so they shopped and drank hot chocolate while my sister, cousin Ashley, and I huddled together in line. Even though the lines were long, the rink was crowded, and the fees to skate quite expensive (I want to say it was something like $15 per skate rental and $8 to hold your bags...yikes), I so enjoyed slipping and sliding on the ice in Bryant Park! I hadn't ice skated in years, so the ratio of slipping and sliding to actual skating was quite high. Made for lots of laughs, though! If you find yourself in New York City at Christmas and have the patience of a saint, I highly recommend ice skating Bryant Park. It's a once in a lifetime memory I'll cherish forever!


14 comments:

  1. Ah looks so amazing! There is no place like New York it is by far my favourite place in the world!
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  2. I went to NYC and skated in Central Park. It was an amazing experience

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  3. Awww would LOVE to go to NYC!!

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  4. My husband and I went skating at Rockefeller early in the season when we lived there - close to the holidays, it became impossible to get to! We never tried it at Bryant Park, though! Looks like you had an amazing time!

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  5. Your making me want to go ice skating, the last time i went was like 5 years ago in central park. I should go and take the kids, these pictures just motivated me to make a day for ice skating this holiday season. Looks like you had lots of fun.

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  6. I'm so happy that you were able to do this! It looks like the wait and the cost were well worth it :)

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  7. Looks like a lovely time :) this is def on my bucket list, too!

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  8. Every time I see pop up ice skating rinks I want to go, glad you got to cross it off your bucket list :)

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  9. This is on my 'life list' (don't like using the term bucket list) and it just looks magical!

    Molly @ The Move to America

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  10. I was just there less than 2 weeks ago! We didn't skate, but def. checked out the shops. Great view of the Empire State Building from the park!

    ~Ashley @ A Cue Angle
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  11. Everyone posting pics from NYC makes me homeick!!!! Looks like you had a blast! Some of my fondest memories growing up are from around Christmas time.

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  12. Ahhh! This is awesome! I was in NYC last spring and fell in LOVE with NYC! I am hoping to go next year for fall or winter and catch some of this fun!

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