Are you ready for the 7th season of free admission ice skating at Citi Pond Bryant Park? The 17, 000-square-foot rink is family friendly and thanks to Citi's generosity, it continues to be free for all guests (you do have to pay to rent skates). This season there will also be many themed events such as the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Columbia Freezer Tour by Columbia Sportswear, Disney on Ice, and the Winter Film Festival to name a few.
Bryant Park never ceases to amaze as it transforms from one attraction to the next. With so much to offer, not to mention the magnificent NYC views, one can plan to make Citi Pond an addition to their NYC winter destinations. After skating, families can spend some time at The Holiday Shops surrounding CitiPond with more than 125 retailers that offer unique boutique shops and specialty food stores. You can also make Citi Pond a part of your dining plans and visit Celsius Restaurant and Lounge. The glass-enclosed restaurant offers eclectic American comfort dishes and winter themed drinks.
To kick off the Grand Opening a few weeks ago, guests were treated to musical and ice skating performances that were a treat for all ages. Hillside Elementary School "Drums of Thunder" Line performance rocked us all with an upbeat performance that underscored the importance of music and education. The Haydenettes are the U.S. National synchronized skating champions. Rock of Ages and Sister Act performed Broadway hits. Former World and U.S. National Champion Figure Skater Kimmie Meissner strutted her stuff to Sheryl Crow's "Soak up the Sun" and Lithuanian Figure Skaters, Isabella Tobias and Deividas Stagniunas brought us back to the 50s with a medley of hits.
An evening of skating, music and shopping makes Citi Pond a fantastic place to celebrate the spirit of the holidays.
General Admission: Free
Skate Rentals: $14
Locker Use: Free
Lock PurchaseL $9
Bag Check: $7
W. 40th and W. 42nd Streets
between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
It is open Sunday - Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m
Friday -Saturday from 8 a.m to midnight
For a calendar of Citi Pond upcoming events, visit http://citipondatbryantpark.com/events
Kerri G. is a not only a teacher, wife and writer but a full time working mom of three savvy ladies. You can read about her adventures in traveling, fashion and money sense at Raising Three Savvy Ladies.
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