Wollman Skating Rink is one of New York City’s most popular recreation facilities. During the winter holiday season, tourists flock to skate on the famous ice rink. Equally popular in the summer for roller skating, Wollman Skating Rink has been featured in countless movies and hosted national athletic competitions in a variety of warm-weather sports.
Operated by the Trump Organization, Wollman Skating Rink was built in Central Park in 1943, following designs developed by famed planners Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvin Vaux. Hailed as an “urban landscaping masterpiece,” Wollman Skating Rink has inspired other urban parks including Brooklyn’s Prospect Park and Mount Royal Park in Montreal. Funds for the park’s development were donated by New York philanthropist Kate Wollman, in memory of her daughter.