View of the lake next to Lasker Rink. Mini iceberg in the foreground!!
Last week I went up to the top of Central Park for the first time to go ice skating at Lasker Rink. Typically I go to Bryant Park to ice skate because it is free if you have ice skates (which I do), but the line is always so long on the weekends with the Times Square/Holiday Market crowds. Especially since last weekend was a holiday weekend it was worse. Decided to try Lasker Rink instead. It's one of the 2 outdoor ice rinks in Central Park--the other being the more famous Wollman rink that you see in movies all the time. Lasker is cheaper than Wollman and definitely less crowded than Bryant Park. Definitely a lot more fun to skate when you don't feel like you are trapped in a sardine can. Now that I've tried ice skating at Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, and Lasker Rink, I guess Wollman is the last one I need to try of outdoor ice rinks in Manhattan.
Lasker is right off the 110st stop on the 1,2,3 train
(images by: vivien chin)