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A Frugal Family Ice Skating Bargain in Downtown Manhattan, NYC!

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New York City in the wintertime means your best chance to ice-skate outdoors, whether in the sunshine, under the stars and/or in the shadows of a gigantic Christmas tree.

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According to Red Tricycle, your wobbly figure eights at the world-famous Rockefeller Center Rink will set you back $27 for adults and $15 dollars for children 11 and under, with Skate Rental running another $12 (or you could pay $50 per person - $105 during the holidays - for a 90-minute, reservations-required VIP Skate).

The slightly less world-famous Trump Rink is Central Park is also slightly less expensive at $11.25 for adults, $6 for kids 11 and under on the weekdays, and $18 for adults, $6 for kids 11 and under Fridays through Sundays and holidays, with skate rentals $8.

Frugal Family skaters, of course, know that the best Manhattan deals are uptown, at Riverbank State Arena and at Lasker. (Click here for details).

But now, downtown families have a less expensive option of their own!

On November 26, 2013, South Street Seaport opened an outdoor skating rink scheduled to stay open through March 2, 2014.

Hours are:

Monday - Thursday: 11am - 9pm

Friday - Saturday: 10am - 10pm

Sunday: 10am - 9pm

And costs are capped at:

General Admission - $10, children 5 and under receive FREE admission

Skate Rental - $6

Helmet Rental - $6

Bag Check - $8

Plus, residents living in 10038 and 10005 zip codes, with valid ID, receive 50% off Admission, Skate Rentals and Helmet Rentals!

More information, including Season Passes, lessons, group reservations and snack bar menu at:

And make sure you click through the photo gallery for an exclusive sneak peek of everything the rink at South Street Seaport has to offer!


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