NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Winter is starting early in Rockefeller Center.
The ice skating rink opened for the season on Tuesday, despite the 70-degree weather.READ MORE: Delta Variant Intensifies Urgency To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19, Health Experts Say
“It’s always a special day in New York when that rink opens,” NYC & Company president Fred Dixon told 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa.
“It is a little odd cause I expected it to be sort of colder than this,” said Amber of Figure Skating in Harlem, who was among the first to hit the ice.
Olympic gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White were on hand to perform for the opening ceremony and offer some advice to young skaters.READ MORE: 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' Returns In Front Of A Live Audience Monday Night
“Once you feel like you’ve got a hang of it that’s usually when you fall down and hurt yourself,” White said.
The 90-minute skating sessions begin at 8:30 a.m.
It’s advised to make reservations during the busy holiday season.
General admission is $25.MORE NEWS: See It: NYPD Says Teenager Targeted For His Shoes By 2 Suspects Inside Bronx Bodega
The rink opened Christmas Day in 1936 and now sees about 250,000 skaters annually.