Rockefeller Center rink in New York City opens amid coronavirus pandemic

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Ice skating is returning to Rockefeller Center.

The famous rink will welcome back skaters from now through January 21.

Due to health concerns, there's a limit on the number of skaters allowed at one time.

Tickets are available through appointment-only with daily hours between 9 a.m. and midnight.

The first day of skating won't start until 2 p.m., and only a few time slots were still available as of Friday afternoon.

The rink at Rockefeller Center first opened in 1936 and averages more than a quarter-million annual visitors.

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