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Bryant Park's Citi Pond

One of the best skating rinks is Citi Pond in Bryant Park. It's free to skate and if you don't have your own skates (and why would you, especially if you are just visiting), skate rentals are $14. They offer free lockers for your personal items, but the lock will cost you $9. The surrounding park is filled with Christmas shopping stalls, warm food and good feelings.

More than just a pretty place, did you know that Bryant Park was once a potter's field where thousands of people were buried, that George Washington and his troops passed through in their retreat from the Battle of Brooklyn and that it was used for military drills during the Civil War?

Find out even more on our Midtown Manhattan tour!

For other ice skating rinks, check out this list of Ice Skating Rinks in NYC.