It would not be a winter-time romantic comedy set in New York, if there was no ice-skating involved. Not sure why the idea of wearing a trendy hat and matching gloves while attempting to slide across a frozen body of water screams romance, but it is one of those things that filmmakers made into a NYC must-do.
While I don’t know many New Yorkers who have actually skated any of those famous rinks, a lot of them say it is on their list of things to do before they move to the suburbs (shhhhh, their husbands don’t know yet).
Today’s New York Times has a review of all the outdoor rinks and ponds to skate in NYC. Forget Rockefeller Rink; too touristy. There is the Wollman Rink at the southeastern end of Central Park (the prettiest) or Lasker Rink, at the other end of Central Park; Riverbank State Park; Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers; The Kate Wollman Rink in Prospect Park; and the Pond at Bryant Park.
Don’t forget your matching hat and gloves combo. And, as they say, break a leg!