We journied across the country for Thanksgiving in Chicago with my sister-in-law and her family with my skates in tow.
I had hoped to get some pre & post turkey skating in - but underestimated the popularity of a FREE OUTDOOR RINK in downtown Chicago!
At the time I got there the ice was so chewed up it felt like I was skating on pebbles. I went LIVE on Facebook for a lap or two. Later, my hubby and sis-in-law came down to the rink and took some video. It was all I could do to keep from slicing off mittenless fingers from fallen skaters - much less try to do any real skating.
I presume skating at Rockefeller Center is the same.. but probably not free. (I don't really know)