Downtown Manhattan hotel opens rooftop skating rink
Posted on Thursday 23 December 2010
in New York
By Rory MacTavish
New York's W Hotel, located in downtown Manhattan, has recently opened a synthetic-ice skating rink on the fifth-floor rooftop of the building.
The terrace has a railing and fits about 20 people safely, according to hotel management. The surface of the rink is made of hybrid ice panels, which don't need generators, electricity or refrigeration units, since the panels are made of a recyclable polymer, according to the New York Times.
There's even an ice bar in the corner where guests can order snacks from the hotel's BLT Bar & Grill, along with drinks like hot chocolate and winter-themed cocktails.
The best part of this rink for Kiwis planning flights to New York is that it's free to use for guests and non-guests of W Hotel alike. For those who do not have their own skates, a rental of skates and handwarmers costs $12, according to the news source. The rink will remain open until February, and its hours of operation are planned to be between 2 P.M. and 10 P.M.
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