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You know how we know it's almost winter, besides feeling the chill in the air? The fact that Wollman Skating Rink in Central Park is opening today. This year happens to be the 20th anniversary of the rink's re-opening, thanks to Donald Trump's chutzpah and swooping in to take over renovations from the city (the city had been "working" on the rink for 6 years). Admission to the rink is $9.50 weekdays/ $12 holidays/weekend for adults; children 12 and under - $4.75/$5.

And the Pond, the skating rink at Bryant Park, will opening up this Friday. The Pond's admission is free. Here's more information about ice skating in the city from SkateNY.

Photograph of Wollman Rink by Youngna Park