Ice skating season in Harlem looks a little different this year.
While both of uptown's ice rinks are now open, each has its own new set of Covid guidelines. In other words, plan ahead.
Here's what you'll find at each:
Central Harlem Entrance at 110th St and Lenox Ave; Mon-Sun
It's first come, first served at this sunny rink on the northern edge of Central Park—no reservations needed. But because only a limited number of guests are allowed on the rink at any given time, you should plan on getting there early (or prepare to wait in a socially-distanced line). All visitors are required to get their temperature checked and wear face masks at all times.
Hamilton Heights Entrance at Riverside Drive and 145th St; Fri-Sun
Located high above the banks of the Hudson River, this shaded NHL-size rink has strict new Covid guidelines in place. There are nine one-hour sessions from Friday through Sunday, and each is limited to 18 skaters. Skaters must reserve their spot ahead of time via email (DFRBSPSKATING@PARKS.NY.GOV), with confirmations emailed by 9am the day of.