Tis the Sporting Season
Whether you’re looking for indoor or outdoor recreation, New York offers plenty of opportunity for sports action during the winter season. Go outside for ice skating at famed Rockefeller Center or head indoors for a Nets or Rangers game this season. The Benjamin offers luxury guest rooms, which double as a restorative experience for guests, creating the perfect destination for post-sports doing or viewing relaxation. View our list for the top sporting activities to see or experience this winter.
Barclays Center, Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Nets basketball team, formerly known as the New Jersey Nets, is one of two New York area NBA teams. Accordingly, the Nets play at the recently-renovated Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which is also home to concerts and many other entertainment events year-round. View the winter schedule and ticket information for the Rangers here.
New York Rangers
Madison Square Garden, Manhattan
The four-time Stanley Cup Champions play at the historic Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. A fixture of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the NHL, the Rangers are the unofficial “favorite” of New York hockey with one of the most start-studded teams in the league. Experience the team this winter by viewing their upcoming here.
The Rink at Rockefeller Center, Manhattan
For a true athletic activity that doubles as a tourist tradition, try ice skating at New York’s iconic Rockefeller Center. Open now through February, The Rink anchors landmark institutions like NBC, Simon & Schuster and Radio City Music Hall. Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to midnight, adult tickets are $25 to $32, while kids (10 and under) are $15. Skate rental is $12 and ticket information can be found here.
Central Park, Manhattan
If ice skating isn’t your winter athletic activity of choice, journey to Pilgrim Hill in Central Park for sledding. Bring the kids or bring out your inner-kid at the grande-dame of New York sledding hills. Offering a steep climb with a smooth finish, Pilgrim Hill provides both winter chills and thrills. Just don’t forget your sled!