Located above Penn Station in Manhattan.
Garden information phone number 212 465-MSG1.
One NHL hockey rink, home rink of the New York Rangers.
This isn't your typical public session or rink,
but once a year the Rangers have a skating party for the season subscribers.
This year there were several 30 minute sessions -
which is really too short considering the effort it takes to get on the ice.
In previous years, the sessions were longer.
Once in the facility, you are escorted to a carpeted area where you put your
This is a no-frills skate - no lockers, no rentals, no skate guards.
Cameras and camcorders are welcome.
The ice was excellent and resurfaced between sessions.
Concession stands were open for snacks and refreshments.
After the skate, you can go on a tour of the locker rooms
and view memorabilia from the teams that play at MSG.
-- written Jan 16, 2004 (last visit before write-up Oct 27, 2003)
See a short video of skating at Madison Square Garden (Oct 27, 2003) in MPEG (approx. 2.9MB)
See the New York Rangers web site for more information.
Last updated Jan 29, 2004.