Since the Riverdale Ice Skating Rink closed in 1983, Bronx residents have been forced to leave the borough in order to take part in one of winter's favorite activities. As of November 20th, that is no longer the case. The opening of Van Cortlandt Park Ice Skating Rink heralds the return of ice skating to New York City's northernmost borough.
The brand new facility is open daily for public ice skating. They're also offering hockey leagues, skating lessons, and kids birthday parties. While we still recommend at least one annual visit down to Midtown Manhattan to skate at Citi Pond, the new rink provides an important recreational center to residents of the Bronx. So if you live in the Bronx, visit the Bronx, or are just looking for a less crowding on the ice, be sure to visit Van Cortlandt Park to skate away your winter days.