The Wollman Rink is a classic New York spot. It’s open through the winter season (generally October - April). It offers a great place to strap on a pair of skates and enjoy the sweeping views of Central Park South and the iconic Plaza Hotel. The rink has been featured in films such as Love Story and Serendipity.The first part of Central Park to open to the public was the Lake, in 1858. That same winter, it filled with skaters. Soon after, skaters filled the 59th Street Pond as well. A century later, these water bodies were closed to skaters. Wollman Rink opened in 1950, a 33,000-square-foot venue built with a gift from Kate Wollman.In the summer months, the rink is used as the home for a small amusement park, The Victorian Gardens.