Sky Rink At Chelsea Piers

Chelsea Piers
Sky Rink has been New York City's most popular year-round indoor ice skating rink since opening in 1969. The twin-rink facility, located on Pier 61 at Chelsea Piers, operates seven days a week, welcoming skaters of all ages and ability levels for gen... more
Sky Rink has been New York City's most popular year-round indoor ice skating rink since opening in 1969. The twin-rink facility, located on Pier 61 at Chelsea Piers, operates seven days a week, welcoming skaters of all ages and ability levels for general skating sessions, figure skating, ice hockey, league play, birthday parties, special events and more. With its stunning architecture and expansive views of the Hudson River, Sky Rink is one of the premier ice skating facilities in the United States.

Check website for schedule!

Drag the street view to look around 360°.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate down the street and around the neighborhood!

Chelsea Description

Sky Rink At Chelsea Piers is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Once a mixed, low-income neighborhood on the West Side, Chelsea has become a focal point for artists and galleries. It has a wide reputation as Manhattan's gay mecca, and while that has historically been true, rising acceptance of the gay lifestyle—and soaring rents—has led to a dissipation of the community in the neighborhood. These days, Chelsea is, very simply, a bastion of affluence more than any other social status, with the conversion of many apartment buildings to condos and co-ops and the on-rush of multimillion-dollar brownstones and lofts. In the ever-northward shift of Manhattan's masses, the high prices of Greenwich Village and Christopher Street area (which has boasted a large LGBT community since the 1960s) led many to head north to Chelsea in the late 1980s. In that migration, many have already moved on from Chelsea to the northern climes of Hell's Kitchen and Washington Heights, or east to Brooklyn. While Eighth Avenue between 14th and 23rd Streets formerly had one of New York’s highest concentrations of gay-operated restaurants, stores, cafes, the population transfer changed the demographics once again—you'll find much higher concentrations in Hell's Kitchen nowadays.

The Chelsea art scene blossomed thanks to the conversion of garages and warehouses between Tenth and Twelfth Avenues, and likely will become a victim of its own success. What SoHo and the 57th Street area lost in stature has been Chelsea’s gain, and almost all the well-established flagship galleries make Chelsea their base. How did it all begin? In 1987, the Dia Center for the Arts—later known as Dia: Chelsea—became one of the pioneers in the area, establishing its main exhibition facility on West 22nd Street. Ironically, after opening its flagship museum Dia: Beacon upstate, it was left without a Manhattan presence. Plans to move down to Greenwich Village and abut the new High Line elevated park were scuttled, and the Whitney instead grabbed the valuable tract that once appealed to Dia. Of course, the High Line further increased property values, thus begetting additional high-rises between Tenth Avenue and West Street, which in turn brought in starchitects like Frank Gehry and Jean Nouvel, whose creations can be seen soaring from the earth along West Street. You can learn more about these in our new architecture of Manhattan walking tour.

While the ethnic diversity of Chelsea was once truly enviable, the neighborhood still remains one of only a few places where housing ranges from high-rise public housing projects to single-family brownstones to new glass condominiums—even on the same block! Some of Manhattan’s most affordable rent-stabilized apartments can be found between Seventh and Ninth Avenues. The historic district has some fine examples of nineteenth-century city dwellings, and small gardens and flowering trees abound. If you think the grounds of General Theological Seminary (440 West 21st Street) look familiar, that's because it is frequently functions as a set for the TV show Law & Order! Even seminaries have to make money, and thus G.T.S. (as it's known) demolished its former entrance on Ninth Avenue to make way for (what else?) luxury condominiums. At its Tenth Avenue entrance, G.T.S. created one of Manhattan's most charming niche hotels, the Desmond Tutu Center, named after the great South African archbishop.

Speaking of hotels, Chelsea has no shortage of great places to stay and to eat. On Tenth Avenue you'll find the renowned tapas of Tia Pol and its offshoot El Quinto Pino just two blocks away. There's the upscale Cookshop nearby, and further south on Tenth Avenue you'll find the Iron Chef's Morimoto at the great Chelsea Market, also home to Buddakan on the Ninth Avenue side.

There are no events taking place on this date.


Chelsea Piers
New York, NY 10011
(212) 336-6100

Editorial Rating

Admission And Tickets

$10 - All Ages
$5 - Skate Rental
$4.25 - Helmet Rental

Featured On

Upcoming Events

Ice Theatre of New York announces 2023 Benefit Gala

Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) announces the 2023 Benefit Gala and Performance on May 8, 2023 at 6:30pm at Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers followed by cocktails, dinner, and an awards ceremony at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. Part of ITNY's 2023 Home Season, the event will feature performances by the 2... [ + ]023 Honoree, US Champion, Olympian and Ice Artist Jason Brown as well as the ITNY Ensemble and guest artists. ITNY will also present the Choreography Award to Rohene Ward and the Alumni Award to Marni Halasa. Gala performance tickets are $50, and tickets for the Benefit Gala start at $550. There are also a limited number of $2,000 tickets for seats at the Honoree Table with Jason Brown. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

"ITNY is proud to honor Jason Brown; for his accomplishments and for being a role model in our "icy" world. Besides being a renowned World and Olympic competitor, Jason is a very creative and innovative performer," said Moira North, Founder/Artistic Director.

"Artistic skating and dancing on ice are what I aspire to and ITNY embodies this. I am delighted to receive this honor," responded Jason.

About the Honorees
2023 Honoree: Jason Brown
This award is given to someone who is accomplished within our ice dance world and has stayed connected to the field beyond their own performances; someone who has given back to our "icy" world and has been a role model for others to follow.  

Jason Brown just presented two breathtaking performances at the 2023 US National Championships. Next, he will compete in the World Championships in Saitama, Japan in Mach of 2023. Jason is also the 2015 U.S. national champion, a nine-time medalist on the Grand Prix circuit and a two-time Four Continents medalist. Jason won a bronze medal in the team event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, becoming one of the youngest male figure skating Olympic medalists. Known as one of the world's most artistic skaters, some of Jason's programs have become iconic, including his Irish step dance free program and his 2021 short program to the music of Nina Simone with choreography by Rohene Ward. His two programs from 2023 will certainly be added to this list. Jason is hugely popular around the world and particularly in Japan, which has prompt him to learn the language to the delight of his Japanese fans. Jason was the host of ITNY's streaming broadcast "Pivoting Through The Pandemic" in May of 20221. His coaches are Tracy Wilson and Brian Orser (ITNY's 2017 Past Masters Award Recipient).

Choreography Award: Rohene Ward. 
The Choreography Award is given to a choreographer who has contributed to the creation of dancing on ice as a performing art.

05/08/2023 06:30 PM
Mon, May 08
$10 - All Ages
$5 - Skate Rental
$4.25 - Helmet Rental
Get Tickets
View All Upcoming Events


Check out the new Netflix show Emergency NYC on March 29 from our partners @NorthwellHealth ! March 10

RT @Riveters: Join us for an on-ice clinic on Wednesday, December 14th at 4pm @ChelseaPiersNYC Our riveters will lead drills to help player… December 13, 2022 June 10, 2022

Join us for the Spring Skating Show on May 20 from 4:40 pm - 6:00 pm on the East Rink! The event will showcase the US Figure Skating Excel champions, SCNY Showcase medalists and a decorated National Showcase team, the Sky Rink All Stars! Open to the public, just show up! May 19, 2022

view all

Other Kid Friendly Attractions

Fly High

Tired of the old bouncy castles that dominate street fairs and school events. Su... view

Winterland At Pier 17

Glide under the stars on the Rooftop at Pier 17. With stunning views of Lower Ma... view

Winter Village at Bryant Park

Every year, as the cold weather approaches, Bryant Park turns into a Winter Wond... view

Lasker Rink in Central Park

Lasker Rink, home of Central Park Ice Hockey and the Hawks, is an outdoor, twin ... view