Monday, January 19, 2009

NYC Monday- Ice skating in Bryant Park

Did you know about Bryant park and Ice skating?
I didn't!
Bryant Park is located behind the New York Public Library on 6th avenue between 40th and 41st street. During the winter there is an ice rink  there which is sponsored by Citi Bank.
And, the ice skating is... FREE.
Yes, it's true. There is a charge to rent skates or rent a locker, but that is it.

 Today Becky, Kevin and I decided to give it a whirl... or a twirl. Which is something I can actually do on ice skates. We had so much fun. It was a beautiful day in New York and we arrived early enough to avoid the mid day crowds. The ice was perfect and the atmosphere amazing, very different from the skate pond in our town!
I meant to bring a camera, but my older son was able to snap a pic of us with his cell phone-not too bad for a cell photo.

We stayed for a few hours and then made our way home. It felt good to do something we had never done and to be outside on a winter day.


Ina J Offret said...

Wow what a fun way to spend the day. The picture is really nice!

Reenie said...

I just got a random memory of skating with you guys when I was really little and you doing your spins and thinking it was so cool...which it is.

Frau said...

I bet you still can do those spins? What a fun day and cell phone picture turned out great. Love your hat!

t.t. millers said...

I love to ice skate. I used to take the boys when they were small. Brandon picked it up quickly and was "flying" forward and backwards past the adults at 4 years of age. Me - I can only skate forward. Can't really stop that well. ha!

Caffeine Court said...

That phone takes awesome pictures!