Ice, ice, baby: Rinks are ready

BY KHIARA ORTIZ | You carved the pumpkins and turkeys. Now it’s time to carve the ice.

As the end-of-the-year’s festivities near and temperatures drop closer to freezing, ice-skating rinks are back in season.

Residents of Stuyvesant Town and their guests can enjoy free access to the new ice rink built in Playground Number 10 for the rest of the winter months. The number of free hours will be limited each week, and the rink will be open daily until 9 p.m. with music stopping at 8 p.m. For the general public, admission and skate rentals both cost $7. Free admission to all will be offered on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Meanwhile, The Standard Hotel, at 484 Washington St., reopened its seasonal ice rink for the second year on Nov. 21. Admission is $12 per person, with skate rentals at $3. Scheduled hockey tournaments can be found on The Standard’s Web site, and skating lessons will run at $25 per half hour.

At Chelsea Piers, Sky Rink is holding holiday-break skating sessions every afternoon. General admission for adults is $13.50 and $11 for youth and seniors, with skate rentals at $8.