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Dear Sparing Stringer,
I am trying to impress a lady friend by taking her on a date. Unfortunately, I am broke and have no prospects of making any money in the near future. How can I show her a good time on the cheap? Any ideas?

-Desperate to Impress

Dear Desperate to Impress,
You are in luck. There are many date activities that do not require money. There are many date activities that don’t require clothes even. I will assume that you will have no problem brainstorming those possible plans and I will recommend something of the more wholesome variety. Take your date to Bryant Park for FREE ice-skating. Drop in or make reservations to reserve a time at

Imagine holding hands (for safety sake) while you test out your high quality rental skates. Imagine reaching out for your date as she stumbles like a newborn doe on the ice. Imagine throwing yourself underneath her to break her fall. Chivalry is not dead, and more importantly, in three easy steps you are already on top of each other. If, by chance, you are the one pulling a Bambi, this activity will also show your date that you don’t take yourself too seriously '“ a must when you are ingratiating yourself with an intended. Just do me one favor; at least while you are on the ice keep your clothes on, ok?

The Pond at Bryant Park
Between 40th & 42nd Sts / Fifth & Sixth Aves
Sunday '“ Thursday 8am '“ 10pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am '“ Midnight

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Christine Witmer - Sparing Stringer

Christine was born and raised in the land of the Pilgrims, Plymouth, Massachusetts. She turned in her buckled shoes when she moved to NYC to attend NYU. From that esteemed University she received her BFA in theatre as well as a Master's Degree in Performance Studies in 2004.
Now an actor, writer and broke ass day-jobber, Christine juggles her many personas with the elegance of a red panda. specifically the one in the Prospect Park Zoo . . . soooooo cute! She can be found most often in her own habitat on the Northside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


  1. Angela
    January 7, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Or here’s a thought—get a fucking job

  2. Stacey
    January 7, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Got no money and you got no car and you got no woman and there you are…..
    Bust a move buddy. What happens if she wants a cup of hot coco? Can you cover that?
    Broke men are not cute. Ladies look for stability. If you cant manage your own finances and cant afford to even pay for a date why would any fairly attractive female want to stoop low and date you? Hope you look like Robert Pattinson to make for it

  3. Christine Witmer - Sparing Stringer
    Christine Witmer
    January 7, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Could be worse…a friend of mine accidentally dated a ‘mole person’.