Among quintessential holiday experiences is ice-skating at the world-famous Rockefeller Center. What could make it even more special? This VIP package allows you to revel in an iconic New York tradition with priority ice-skating entry for the 8:30am skate session, a heated indoor chalet and admission to Top of the Rock. The VIP chalet has all the bells and whistles including complimentary hot chocolates and freshly baked cookies. Once you’re done at the rink, head to the Top of the Rock for unparalleled views of the decorated city below you. Splurge on yourself and loved ones with this memorable holiday treat.
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  • Min price: $82.56
  • Recommended duration of visit: 1.5 hour
  • Departure Point: The Rink at Rockefeller Plaza

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  • Good for:
    • Seasonal Offer
    • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
    • All necessary equipment included
    • Snacks and Beverages included
    • Family friendly
    • Editor's Pick
  • Operates: SeasonalNovember - December, select dates
  • Inclusions:
    • 90-minute skate session for the Rink at Rockefeller Center
    • Entrance and use of the VIP Winter Chalet
    • Skate rental
    • Skate concierge
    • Hot chocolate, coffee and bottle water
    • Freshly baked cookies and pastries
    • Admission to Top of the Rock Observatory Deck
  • Exclusions:
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
    • Your skating session is from 8:30am - 10am only. This time slot cannot be changed for a later time
  • Cancellation Policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviews

  • 5
    - 03 January 2017 -

    This was amazing! The staff was super friendly and helpful! We loved being able to walk right up and skate.

  • 5
    - 09 February 2015 -

    Absolutely brilliant, do not go to New York without ice skating, it was a lovely crisp November morning and not very busy, you have the use of a cabin which includes drinks and biscuits. Then after the skating you get a ticket to the Top of the Rocks, the views are amazing it was a lovely clear day. Once again I would highly recommend Viator for any trips you may like to do.

  • 5
    - 29 January 2015 -

    Great combo tour for a Christmas / New Year period in NYC! The ice rink gets pretty crowded and the VIP lodge is definitely a nice plus, allowing preparation and later some rest in a nice heated space right on the rink. I also recommend to take advantage of the complimentary espressos between skating sessions. On the rink, take time to admire the surroundings, take a picture or two of the Prometheus Statue. I knew already the top of the Empire State Building, and though a bit lower, the Top of the Rock provides a different perspective on Manhattan Skyline, offering views on EBS itself and to the north, an almost complete unobstructed view of Central Park. Great experience!

  • 5
    - 29 January 2015 -

    Ice Skating at the Rockefeller Center is a must-do Holiday season activity! We had a great time, and really loved the whole experience. The VIP Igloo is located right on the ice rink, by the iconic Prometheus statue, and offers great views of the rink. The igloo has several benches where one can take a break and sip hot coffee or chocolate! We used our full 1.30h segment, taking breaks here and there, and getting more confident by each round. The Top of the Rock ticket then let us go up to the Observation Deck, where we had a 360-degree view of Manhattan. We were lucky to have a sunny day and enjoyed the panoramic views from Central Park to Lower Manhattan! Would do this tour again in a heartbeat.

  • 5
    - 28 January 2015 -

    Couldn't have asked for a better experience! Will definitely be visiting NYC again.. Hopefully sooner than later.

  • 4
    - 25 January 2015 -

    When we booked, we didn't find it clear that you had to do the ice skating first and it was a little tricky to find the entrance (you have to take a lift on the street down to the rink - we could not access it from inside the Rockefeller building). Top of the Rock was amazing - fantastic views and well worth doing.

  • 5
    - 13 January 2015 -

    It was great. So special

  • 5
    - 12 January 2015 -

    This tour was amazing!

  • 5
    - 04 January 2015 -

    Excellent experience. A must do in New York. Go to the Top of the Rock and reserve the time to got to the observation deck before skating. There is a limit of people peer day and if you don't have more days, you will lose the tickets.

  • 4
    - 31 December 2014 -

    Had a truly wonderful time and well worth the investment! A couple pointers though- the instructions on where to go to find the warm up igloo were not correct- they bring you to the normal skate rental place. No big deal as everyone is very friendly and in no time had directed me to the correct location. Also- the descriptions indicates cookies and pastries- actually it is only cookies- so you might want to keep that in mind in case you have a morning spot and are thinking breakfast. But there are plenty of places to catch a bite right outside the igloo- so really no worries.

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Things to Do in this tour

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock Observation Deck 70th floor open-air roof deck atop the skyscraper. The deck offers the best panoramic bird's eye view of the city. Competing with the 86th floor observatory of the Empire State Building, it is 61 m higher. The building is a part of the Rockefeller Center complex.

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center is a large complex consisting of 19 high-rise commercial buildings. Commissioned by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan. It is famous for its annual Christmas tree lighting. The center is designed in the Art Deco style and opened in 1939.

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