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Take a Lunch Break Lesson on The Rink

Put your lunch break to good use with a free group ice skating lesson on the Bank of America Winter Village Rink.

Colin Miller

Whether you’ve always wanted to learn how to ice skate, or are looking to start the new year off on a healthy note, The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village is making it easy for you to do so, at no charge.

Lunch Break Lesson offers free beginner group skating lessons for adults on Monday afternoons beginning promptly at 1pm, through the remainder of the season. The hour-long class is half formal instruction, half structured practice, and all lessons are taught by certified skate coaches from Bryant Park's own skate school program.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older and pre-registration at Eventbrite is required, which closes at 9am the day of the lesson. We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes early to check-in, put on your skates, and stow your belongings in a locker. Skate rental is $20 per person, locks are $10, small bag check is $10, and large back check is $12.

If you’re already a competent skater and are looking for a structured session led by figure skaters and hockey players, try Exerskate. Classes meet Thursday mornings at 8am for brisk 30-minute workouts on the ice. The classes are free, and you can bring your own skates and lock, or rent them here. Pre-registration at Eventbrite is required, and again, we suggest you arrive 20 minutes early to don your skates and stow your belongings.

Please note: The Rink is open for public skating during both Lunch Break Lesson and Exerskate. 

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