For a limited time, New Yorkers may soon rise above all of it.
The highest winter skating spot in the town is ready to open this coming week at greater than 1,100 feet above the bottom.
All of this shall be happening on the Hudson Yards estate in Manhattan, where – yes – New York’s tallest ice rink will let customers drift across the 1,024-square-foot rink from January 10 to March 14.
However, as an alternative of ice, visitors will skate on ‘glice’, an artificial material said to feel real. Sky Skate’s “zero energy eco-friendly and artificial ice rink” shall be situated on the within section of the Edge Observation Deck, which extends just below 80 feet from the a hundredth floor of 30 Hudson Yards. The statement deck is the tallest within the Western Hemisphere and is probably best known for its glass floor that appears down onto the town streets far below.
Tickets – which include access to the Edge and ice skate rentals – offer you access to the rink in 30-minute intervals between 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM seven days per week and may be redeemed bought online. Prices start at $48 per adult and go as much as $73 for a premium pass that features a glass of champagne and a personalised photo book – and $88 for express entry allowing guests priority access to the elevator and visit at any time on a deck of their alternative day. Small discounted tickets can be found for seniors and kids over 5 years old; children under 5 are free.
After the allotted time, guests can benefit from the views from the Edge’s outdoor viewing area, which extends across Connecticut, Pennsylvania, the Atlantic Ocean, and all the pieces in between. Those who do not get dizzy from the experience can also consider buying tickets for the City Climb offer, where customers pay to go outside the constructing.
Sky Skate is a rare, pop-up ice rink – or “glice” – rink at a time when roller skates far overtook the more traditional winter sport in fashionable popularity. Following the pandemic resurgence of groovier entertainment, venues from the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport to Sunset Park and Rockefeller Center hosted temporary roller discos, while mostly established venues hosted skaters.