Cheers to the Weekend!

And it’s a rainy start to the weekend here in NYC, but I’ll take rain over snow most days. I was feeling under the weather the past few days, but nothing some Dayquil and rest couldn’t handle.  Tonight, I’m excited to be covering the launch of Gossip Meets Couture, then helping my friend celebrate her birthday in city.I found the perfect dress that’d I’d been looking for in my size for a while, and lucky me :) someone returned it! Saturday I’ll be attending the NYC Coffee and Tea Festival then volunteering at the Black Tie Black Jack event hosted by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Sunday I’ll be sleeping in (Yay!) and heading to work.

What’s your weekend looking like? Need some ideas?

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Crack open your cure for cabin fever in a Coca-Cola Winter Wonderland. Grab a free can of Coke and get a chance to star in your very own digital flipbook.

Friday 11am – 5pm

Saturday 11am – 7pm

Sunday 11am – 5pm

Ice skating season comes to a close in Bryant Park! The last day to skate is Sunday from 8am to 10pm

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Love AGT :)

Adventures at the Rink – Rockefeller Center

Last week a friend and I went off to the city to have another go at ice skating at Rockefeller Center and we had a blast! We went during the preseason and during the week in order to avoid the crowds. The rink can comfortably accommodate 150 skaters, but there weren’t nearly that many people there when we went.

The rink is now operating under its holiday schedule and rates which are as follows:

November 4th – November 17th
Adult Session: Mon-Thurs $15.50, Friday-Sunday $19.00
Kids Session: Mon-Thurs $9.50, Friday-Sunday $10.50
Skate Rental: $10.00

November 18th – January 6th
Adult Session: Daily $21.00
Kids Session: Daily $12.50
Skate Rental: $10.00

Each session lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours and the rink is open daily from 8:30am to Midnight. No need to bring a lock; lockers are only available for season pass holders, but there is a bag check available for free.

And don’t forget to visit the Christmas tree this season. The lighting ceremony will be held on November 30th from 7-9pm with live and taped performances. “The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. The tree, traditionally a Norway Spruce, is illuminated by 30,000 environmentally friendly LED lights on five miles of wire, and crowned by a Swarovski crystal star.”

Ice Skating in Bryant Park is here!!

Today my favorite outdoor ice skating rink opens up, Citi Pond in Bryant Park! Perfect timing just as the weather begins to get cooler. So long 80 degree Indian Summers, hello Winter winds and snow! The grand opening celebration will be from 6-7pm with musical performances by Broadway’s Sister Act and Rock of Ages. There will also be ice skating performances and live music from Hillside Elementary School’s Drums of Thunder. After the grand opening celebration the rink will be open to the public from 7pm-12am, and free skate rentals will be given to the first 100 people that arrive, beginning at 5:30pm.

I’ve been following them on twitter as they posted the progress of the rink, Celcius, and the Holiday Shops. My anticipation building for this day, and the weather is forecast to be beautiful! I went last year and had a great time. The line to get in and pick up skates moved quickly, it was easy to check in my bags, and it wasnt too crowded. There is also seating available on the inside and the outside when you need to take a break from skating.

This should definitely be on your list of this to do this winter! The rink will be open until February 26, 2012. Grab your friends and family, bring your skates or rent a pair for $14, and skate to your hearts content :). When you get tired of skating relax inside, sip on hot chocolate, and have a snack at Ice Bites, or grab a bite to eat at the restuarant Celcius and take in the views. Then head over and browse the Holiday Shops. I can’t wait to get out there! Right now I’m just doing the basics around the rink, but my the end of the season I’d like to be able to at least do 3 tricks. How are your ice skating skills? Have you ever been before?

Additional Info:

Hours of Operation: Sun-Thurs 8am-10pm and Fri-Sat 8am-Midnight

Cost: Free admission, skate rental is $14 ( bring your own skates and pay nothing)

Lockers are available for free. You can bring your own lock or purchase one for $9. Bag Check is available for medium sized bags for $7 and $10 for large bags.