The start of the 2014-15 winter season in New York will kick off with the official opening of The Rink at Rockefeller Center, the most famous ice rink in the world, on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. The occasion will be marked with a public performance at 10am EST on October 13, 2015 by Olympic Dancing Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, the first Americans to ever win the title. Davis and White will then be joined by NYC & Company President & CEO Fred Dixon, who will emcee the program and first public skate with young skaters from the Ice Theatre of New York and Figure Skating in Harlem.

Rink at Rockefeller Center Opening with Meryl Davis & Charlie White (PRNewsFoto/The Rink at Rockefeller Center)

Rink at Rockefeller Center Opening with Meryl Davis & Charlie White (PRNewsFoto/The Rink at Rockefeller Center)

An international cultural landmark, The Rink is a must-visit destination located in Midtown Manhattan. This season, The Rink offers NEW experiences including the late-night Starlight Skate, as well as a variety of classic traditions such as the popular Breakfast with Santa, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Engagement on Ice, First Skate, and VIP Skating packages.

Throughout the season, all packages can be booked in advance and reservations can be made online.

“Kicking off the season with the opening of The Rink is just as iconic as it was when it first opened in 1936,” 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 plans.”

Always the first ice rink in New York to open each year, The Rink is one of the most visited sites in the world, with more than a quarter of a million annual skaters.

The Rink at Rockefeller Center is located on 5th Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets. For more information, visit www.therinkatrockcenter.com or call 212.332.7654.  VIP Reservations available at 212.332.7605.

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