Have you ever skated in front of an 80-foot tree in the middle of the city that never sleeps?

The beautifully illuminated tree at Rockefeller Center is now installed and just below it is the most famous skating rink in New York.

The Sunken Plaza is located in the heart of nineteen buildings that make up Rockefeller Center. This place is host to the most famous skating rink in New York. They opened it in 1936 for one winter, at least in the beginning, but they’ve brought it back each year since. The rink faces the most photographed New York sculpture, the Greek god Prometheus, bronze with a 24 carat gold leaf finish. Above this magnificent sculpture they’ve installed a gigantic tree, usually imported from Norway, illuminated with 30,000 lights and topped with a star made ??of 25,000 Swarovski crystals and 1,000,000 facets! In New York, everything is bigger, better and brighter! Enjoy your visit to the Rockefeller Center to see the tree and ice rink from the Top of the Rock, one of the most popular observatories in the city. For sports enthusiasts, do as Prometheus (whose name means forethinker) and visit the following sites for more information, schedules and pricing of the different rinks in New York City: www.gonyc.about.com/od/iceskatinginnyc/Ice_Skating_in_New_York_City.htm, www.manhattan.about.com/od/governmentandpolitics/tp/iceskatingnyc.htm, www.timeout.com/new-york-kids/things-to-do/ice-skating-rinks-in-new-york .

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