A while ago, Christine suggested ice skating at Bryant Park as a cheap date activity, and I completely agree. Date or not, strapping blades to your feet, gliding around trying to avoid pulling a Bambi is one of the most fun things in NYC during the winter. I actually hadn’t been skating since the fourth grade until my gentleman caller gathered a group two weeks ago. Surprisingly, I didn’t bust my ass once. I was slightly more surprised when the cashier at Prospect Park handed me a coupon. This season, the Wollman Rink is giving people coupons for FREE admission with a skate rental or purchase of $15 or more at the snack bar. Sure, skating cost $11.50 the first time, but I just had to rent skates when we went again on Monday. Wherever you go skating, make sure to stretch before and afterwards. It works some weird muscle groups. Also, watch out for churros that are past their prime.
FREE Admission coupon to Wollman Rink with skate rental
Prospect Park, enter on Parkside/Ocean Avenues entrance or the Lincoln Road/Ocean Avenue entrance [Brooklyn]