NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2014 /Nassau News Live/ — The start of the 2014-15 winter season in New York will kick off with the opening of The Rink at Rockefeller Center, the most famous ice rink in the world, on Monday, October 13, 2014.
The occasion will be marked with a performance by Sochi Olympic Ice Dancing Gold Medalists Meryl Davis andCharlie White, the first Americans to ever win the title. Following the performance, Davis and White will be joined by New York Rangers Ice Hockey Legend Rod Gilbert, who will lead a ceremonial first public skate around the Rink with young skaters from the Ice Theatre of New York and the Figure Skating in Harlem Foundation. The performance by Davis and White will air on NBC’s TODAY Show from 8:30am – 9:00am and the first skate is 9:00am – 11:00am.
Both a symbol of the spirit of the American family and an international cultural landmark, The Rink is a must-visit destination beloved by generations of locals and visitors to New York City alike. This season The Rink introduces new packages and family-friendly experiences to engage and delight guests, highlighting iconic Rockefeller Center® experiences including the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” as well as holiday classics such as Breakfast with Santa, with advance reservations available online.
“The Rink is just as exciting and iconic as it was when it first opened on Christmas Day in 1936, and no visit to New York City is complete without it,” said Nick Valenti, restaurateur and CEO of Patina Restaurant Group, which operates The Rink and its surrounding restaurants. “Whether you are an Olympic-caliber skater like Meryl and Charlie or someone who is just getting on skates for the first time, The Rink is a wonderful destination to include in your winter travel and tourism plans.”