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A sky-high ice skating rink is opening at 30 Hudson Yards this month. Located within the indoor section of the skyscraper’s observation deck Edge, “Sky Skate” is a 1,024-square-foot rink made of synthetic ice and surrounded by breathtaking views of the city skyline. At 1,131 feet in the air, the Sky Skate will be the highest ice skating rink in New York City.
Sky Skate’s rink is made of glice, a synthetic, zero-energy form of ice that is environmentally friendly and provides a nearly identical skating experience to traditional ice. Skate sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, starting Tuesday, January 10. The 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. skate sessions on Thursdays and Fridays will be accompanied by a live DJ.
Tickets for Sky Skate, which start at $48 for adults, $43 for children, and $46 for seniors, can be purchased here. Tickets include 30 minutes of reserved skating time, skate rentals, and admission to the rest of Edge. Admission is $6 more during peak hours (like on weekends and holidays) and $10 more during sunset.
Sky Skate is presented by Dunkin’ Rewards, the coffee chain’s new loyalty program. According to a press release, Dunkin’ Rewards members visiting Sky Skate will have access to special promotions and giveaways throughout the season.
At a soaring 1,131 feet in the air, Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, offering unparalleled 360-degree views of NYC from the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards.
The sky deck extends out 65 feet from the face of the building, and its outdoor area features a glass floor, angled glass walls, and outdoor skyline steps that take guests from the 100th to the 101st floors.
Guests can enjoy a drink in the clouds at the bar, or enjoy warm, festive treats like hot chocolate and Belgian waffles. Visitors can grab a meal at Peak, a restaurant, bar, and event space on the 101st floor.
Edge is also home to the highest external building climb on Earth, City Climb. Guests can scale the outside of the nearly 1,300-foot skyscraper and lean out over the outdoor platform and look down at the city.
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