The Rink at Rockefeller Center opens for the season tomorrow and Wollman Rink at Central Park is scheduled to open next weekend, Sat Oct 19 (weather permitting)!
Check out my Nov. 18, 2018 post on my two favorite outdoor skating rinks in NYC - The Rink at Rockefeller Center and The Winter Village at Bryant Park, https://figureskatingetc.squarespace.com/new-blog/2018/11/18/top-us-family-ice-skating-rinks-forbes-nov-16-2018
Wollman Rink is located on 59th Street and 6th Avenue- a short five-minute walk from Central Park’s south entrance. Skating in this public ice rink is one of the more popular and great winter traditions to do in NYC, offering a spectacular Manhattan skyline view. The rink offers lots of fun attractions- from birthday parties and group youth figure skating and hockey lessons to public skating. For more info, check out https://www.wollmanskatingrink.com
A relatively new rink which opened in 2013 is the Rink at Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center) at the North Cove Marina on the Hudson River Waterfront in Battery Park City. It also is a great place to skate and take in the breathtaking views of lower Manhattan. The rink plans to open in November and will also offer skating and hockey classes. Its figure skating programs are hosted by skating Olympians, Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov. One of the rink’s special festive events is its contemporary rock/pop Winter Ice Holiday Concert Show, ‘Stars United’. The show will be on Dec 10 and 11 at 7pm and will feature figure skating Olympians along with Iconic Vogue dancers and singers. Be sure to check it out! https://www.therinkatbrookfieldplace.net