Winterland Frequently Asked Questions

Accessible Facilities– Pier 17 is an ADA-compliant facility. Accessible seating, restrooms and concessions are available for all events. 

Address – The entrance to Pier 17 is located at the intersection of Fulton and South Streets, at 89 South Street, New York, NY 10038.

Alcohol Policy – Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase for most events.  All guests who appear to be forty (40) years of age or younger shall present a valid form of ID with proof of age in order to purchase alcoholic beverages, such as:

Valid US Driver's License
Valid ID card issued by the US State or Federal Government
Valid US Passport and/or Passport Card
Valid US military ID
Valid Foreign Passport with Age verification

Pier 17 reserves the right to refuse the sale of alcohol to any guest.  Guests are not permitted to bring alcoholic beverages into Pier 17 or depart with beverages purchased inside.

Animals – Only trained and licensed service or guide animals are permitted onto the Pier 17 Rooftop. 

Baby Changing Stations – Located in the family restrooms on the 4th floor.

Bags – The Seaport strongly discourages guests from bringing unnecessary bags and backpacks into the venue.  No bags will be permitted on the ice.  Oversize bags and luggage will not be permitted at any time.  All bags will be subject to search, which may delay your entry.  The Seaport assumes no responsibility for unattended bags, which may be removed from the premises and destroyed.  Lockers are available for a $11 rental fee if needed.

Bicycle Storage – Located on 1st floor, adjacent to the box office.

Cameras/Photography – Cameras are permitted at the Winterland Rink on The Rooftop at Pier 17.  All skating participants agree to being photographed and having their likeness used.

Children’s Admission/Skating Policy – Children aged 5 years old or younger skate free with a paying adult (skate rental not included).

Code of Conduct – Guidelines set forth to keep Pier 17 a friendly and safe environment. Includes:
Disruptive behavior
Failure to follow instructions of event personnel
Foul or abusive language or obscene gestures
Interference of the event
Intoxication or signs of impairment related to drugs or alcohol
Sitting in a location other than your ticketed seat
Verbal or Physical harassment of any kind

Contact Us – Please see Contact page. 

Directions –  Please see Getting Here.

Elevators – Three passenger elevators are located near the West Entrance of Pier 17 building, and may also be accessed from the Main Entrance by making a left beyond the escalators.

Emergencies and Evacuation – Should you encounter any kind of emergency, please see your nearest staff member and call 911. In the event of an emergency evacuation, please follow directions of staff members to exit in a calm, orderly and safe manner.

Entrances – The general entrance for The Rooftop at Pier 17 Winterland is on the South side (opposite Brooklyn Bridge side) of the Pier 17 building.  Physically-challenged guests will enter using the elevators located near the West Entrance.

Escalators – Public escalators for access to all floors are located in the Atrium of Pier 17.  Please use only designated escalators to the Rooftop, which in most cases will be beyond the security checkpoint on the north side of the building.

First Aid – The safety of our guests is of utmost importance.  If you need medical assistance, please see a staff member immediately. EMTs will be present during all publicly ticketed Rooftop Events.

Green Initiatives – Pier 17 is committed to “being green”. Many of our spaces include energy savings, composting and recycling.

Group Bookings/Sales – Please contact for all group sales inquiries.

Hours of Operation
Open Daily:

Monday - Thursday
3 - 10pm
12pm - 11pm
10am - 11pm
Sunday & School Holidays
10am - 10pm

Hours of operation are subject to change due to weather and private events.  Please click here for the most up-to-date information.

Hotels Nearby - the following hotels are located in walking distance of Pier 17

Mr. C Hotel located on 33 Peck Slip
Gild Hall, A Thomspon Hotel located on 15 Gold St
The Andaz located on 75 Wall
The Four Seasons located on 27 Barclay St
The Beekman located on 123 Nassau St
Hampton Inn located on 32 Pearl St
Fairfield Inn located on 161 Front St
Q and A Hotel located on 70 Pine St
Millennium Hilton located on 55 Church St
AC Hotel New York Downtown located on Maiden Ln

Impaired Guests – We at Pier 17 strive on making every guest enjoy their experience.  Our staff reserves the right to eject or deny entry to any guest who appears to be impaired or causing a disturbance to other guests.

Lockers – Digital lockers are available for a rental fee of $11 at the Seaport Skate House.  Bags are not permitted on the ice, and Winterland Rink is not responsible for lost or stolen items.  

Lost and Found – If you find or lose an item, please contact a staff member or call 646-822-6990 for further assistance.

Media/Credentials – For press inquiries, please email

Neighborhood Special Pricing - The neighborhood special pricing applies to people who reside in the 10004, 10005, 10006, 10007, 10038, and 10280 zip codes.  A photo ID must be presented indicating one of these zip codes to receive the discount.  Alternative proof of residency may also include a lease or utility bill with your current address accompanied by your photo ID.

Parking – Is available at LAZ Parking located on 250 Water St.

Private Events – Pier 17 is available to rent for private events. Click here for more information.

Prohibited Items – For safety reasons, guests will be refused entry if they are in possession of any prohibited items.  If found inside the venue with a prohibited item, the item will be confiscated and the guest may be ejected.  The following items are not permitted:
Alcohol, Bottles, Cans, Coolers, thermoses, etc.
Animal other than service animals
Balls of any kind
Illegal Substances
Laser Pens
Oversize Bags or Luggage
Signs and Banners


Recycling – Pier 17 is committed to keeping the environment clean. Please help by doing your part. Please place all plastic and aluminum bottles and cans in the recycling containers located throughout the building.

Restrooms - Restrooms are located on Level 4 - Men’s, Women’s and Family. “Ice Skate-Friendly” bathrooms are located within the Seaport Skate House.

Rink Admission – Rink admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may purchase rink admission and rentals online or onsite at the Seaport Skate House. Everyone in your party must wait in line together to purchase tickets should there be a wait. Non-skating spectators are welcome, free of charge.

Skating lengths will not typically be enforced, but please note skate time may be limited to 90 minutes during times of high volume.

Season Membership Pass – Season membership passes to the Winterland Rink are available for purchase online and onsite at the Seaport Skate House. Special pricing is offered for neighbors residing in the following zip codes:  10004, 10005, 10006, 10007, 10038, and 10280.

Security – During select events, guests may be subject to a security check which may include magnetometers, wands, bag checks, etc.  Guests refusing to agree to a security check will not be admitted. Please plan accordingly.

Skate Aids - $20 per rental
For the less experienced or very young skaters, Winterland Rink offers rentable skate aids to hold onto while on the ice. Skate aids are only available to be rented during the following times*

Monday – Friday
Before 5:00pm

Saturday – Sunday + School Holiday Weekdays
Before 12:00pm

*Skate aid rent times are subject change. If rink volume exceeds a safe level for usage, then skate aids may not be allowed during these busy period of times.

Skate Rentals – Skate rentals are available online or onsite at the Seaport Skate House. Please note guests who wish to bring their own skates are permitted to do so, so long as they are deemed safe by Pier 17 staff. so long as they are not speed skates.

Skate School - Group instruction, private lessons, and semi-private lessons are available. Visit the Skate School page for more details. To book your lesson, please contact

Skate Sharpening – Skate sharpening is available at the Seaport Skate House for $13.

Skate Sizes – Our skate sizes range from a toddler 8 to an adult 15.

Special Event Bookings – To book your next special event, please visit the Venue Rentals page.

Smoking Policy – The Pier 17 Rooftop is a SMOKE FREE FACILITY, including electronic cigarettes. Failure to comply may result in ejection.

Stairways – Stairways are located throughout the facility and are available for egress ONLY.

Strollers – Strollers are permitted at The Rooftop at Pier 17 Winterland, however, they must be attended for at all times. We are not responsible for lost or stolen strollers.        

Transportation – Please see Getting Here.

Umbrellas – Umbrellas are permitted at Winterland Rink.

Waivers - Waivers must be signed by all people participating on on-ice activities, or signed by their parent or guardian.

Water Fountains – Located near the restrooms on Level 4.

Weather – Winterland Rink is an outdoor ice-skating rink so please dress accordingly. In the event that the venue is closed due to inclement weather, please click here.

If you have pre-purchased a ticket and the rink closes prior to your arrival, you will be issued a refund. If your skate time is interrupted due to rink closure, you will receive a voucher for another skate session.

Wheelchairs –Disabled guests are welcome to participate on the ice, and will be assisted by staff.

Wristbands - Wristbands must be worn by everyone entering the ice, and must be clearly visible to rink staff at all times.