- COURTESY VISIT ROCHESTER
- Ice skaters at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park
353 Court St. | 585-428-6755
There were once several outdoor rinks in the area, but of those that remain, the kidney-shaped ice surface at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park is a gem. Located in a city square (the park was formerly called Manhattan Square Park) that is packed with concerts and other festivities during the summer, the rink offers a chance to lace up the blades and skate among a unique urban backdrop of twinkling lights and a burgeoning “Neighborhood of Play” from December through March. Skate rentals, an expanded warming hut with heated floors and a fireplace, and a new sound and lighting system complement this quintessential and memorable Rochester winter experience. In the summer, the rink doubles as a reflecting pool with three fountains that provide respite from the heat.
Finalists: Highland Park | Greece Town Hall Ice Rink