Two skating rinks opening Downtown

The Rink at Brookfield Place opened last week. Downtown Express photo by Sam Spokony.

Skaters last week celebrated The Rink at Brookfield Place, which opened behind the Winter Garden week in Battery Park City. It’ll be open every day from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. through mid-March.

Downtowners will have a crosstown option this season as a Seaport rink will open Black Friday near Fulton and Water Sts.  Billed as the  SEE/CHANGE ‘Unseasonably Cool’ ice skating rink, it’ll be much larger than the South Street Seaport rink which was about a decade ago — and neighborhood preservationists have raised concerns.

The rink will be open Nov. 29 through mid-March, Mon.-Thurs. 11:00 a.m.-9:00.p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and  Sun. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Carolers will also be performing at the Seaport Thursday to Sunday in the afternoons and evenings.