Monday, November 24, 2008

Polar Rink- American Museum of Natural History

I have never been ice skating but every year I vow to take Julia and give it a try. This year the American Museum of Natural History is opening it's first ever ice skating rink. They are calling it a Polar Rink and it looks so cool! This is going to be the year that I finally try to ice skate because I have to go and check out the Polar Rink.

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Photo Credit and Caption: A 17-foot high polar bear greets a young skater and her dad practicing for the opening of the new Polar Rink at the American Museum of Natural History, which opens to the public on Saturday, November 22. © AMNH\D. Finnin


First Rink in Museum’s 140-Year History
Featuring 17-Foot-Tall Model of Polar Bear in the Center
The American Museum of Natural History will open an outdoor skating rink for the first time in its 140-year history on Saturday, November 22nd. The Museum’s new Polar Rink, made from synthetic ice, is located on the Arthur Ross Terrace, with magnificent views of the glowing Rose Center for Earth and Space and the surrounding Theodore Roosevelt Park. Skaters will glide around a 17-foot-tall polar bear made of openwork stainless steel festooned with pine boughs and twinkling lights. Engaging facts about polar bears and the Earth’s polar regions, as well as “green” tips and suggestions, will surround the rink, extending the Museum experience beyond its halls.
Non-skaters will enjoy the splendor of The Polar Rink from surrounding benches on the Terrace under trees adorned with lights, or from the glassed-in North Galleria adjacent to the rink where hot cocoa and snacks will be served. Following an afternoon on the rink, and for a suggested admission, visitors can easily explore the Museum and have ready access to the Rose Center for Earth and Space.
The skating rink will remain open through February 28, 2009. The rink is 150 by 80 feet and can accommodate up to 200 people during a 45-minute skating period.
The Polar Rink will be open from 12–8 pm Sunday–Thursday, and 11 am–10 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and on holidays. Tickets will be $10 for adults, $9 for students and seniors, and $8 for children 3-12 years old, and include skate rental and a 45-minute skating session. Members’ tickets will be $8 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, and $6 for children 3-12 years old. All children under 10 must be accompanied by someone 16 years of age or older. For more information visitors should go to or call 212-769-5200. Tickets can be purchased at any of the Museum’s entrances or enter directly through the Weston Entrance on Columbus Avenue and 79th Street or via the Terrace stairs.


He & Me + 3 said...

That looks like so much fun and yum Hot Cocoa. Let me know how it is.

McCrakensx4 said...

Looks like boys used to love to ice skate; that is before we moved to AZ! Have fun :)

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