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Central Park Attractions: Lasker Rink
Lasker Rink in Central Park opened in 1966. The rink is located between the Loch and the Harlem Meer, just south of the Farmers’ Gate entrance. Local New York residents tend to prefer this location over Wollman Rink because it is less expensive and less crowded. During winter, public skating and ice hockey are the main attractions. In the summer, the rink is transformed into a public swimming pool.
Lasker Rink in Central Park: Opening and Skating Programs
Lasker opens for skating in late October of every year. Not only is it available for public skating, but people can also take lessons at the rink. The rink is currently set up to be two rinks in one. Each of the rinks are 195 by 65 feet, which is just a little smaller than a standard hockey rink. Artificial refrigeration keeps the ice solid.
Lasker Rink offers a number of programs throughout the fall and winter:
Adult hockey leagues play four-on-four hockey games with co-ed teams separated by skill level.
Ice Hockey in Harlem offers instruction from volunteer coaches.
A Special Hockey International league plays on the rink as well.
A number of private schools use the rink for hockey activities, too.
Visiting Lasker Rink in Central Park: NYC’s Must-See Attraction
A visit to Central Park demands a thorough exploration of the park grounds and attractions. Lasker Rink, Central Park’s all-season attraction, is a must-see; whether you’re going in a bathing suit or snow gear, there’s fun to be had, and the fun starts even before you get there!
How to get to Lasker Rink/Pool in Central Park, NYC
Lasker Rink is located near the north end of the park past Harlem Meer. Enter the park at the 110th Street and Lenox Ave. entrance. The best way to get to Lasker Rink in Central Park is with a bike rental. Biking is the ideal way to explore Central Park at your own pace, stopping and starting as you choose.
Take a Guided Sightseeing Bike Tour Around Central Park
You can see more and do more in Central Park when you explore it on a bike tour. When you choose one of our sightseeing tours, you’ll be guided by a member of our trained and experienced staff who knows all of the important and interesting details about the park.
Our Central Park bike tours include a wide selection of top-quality adult and children’s bicycles to fit any size and style. Our bikes are professionally maintained, safe, comfortable, and easy to use. You also receive bike helmets with your bike rental. Guided bike tours last about two hours and cover approximately 7 miles. Along the way, you will have the freedom to stop for rests, to explore attractions more closely, and to really experience Central Park as it was meant to be experienced. Go ahead and put on the brakes if something catches your eye. You’re welcome to park your bike and explore to your heart’s content. Your live tour guide will share interesting facts about iconic places in Central Park. When you get to Lasker Rink, you can take your time checking it out, especially if the site is open for swimming or skating.