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The Rink at Rockefeller Center and Rock Center Cafe' Offer Special Skate-A-Date Program

The Rink at Rockefeller Center and Rock Center Cafe' Offer Special Skate-A-Date Program ( Ice Skating Rink and Restaurant to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Rock Center Christmas Tree

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, The Rink at Rock Center will kick-off the New Year by partnering with the Rock Center Café to offer an exclusive Skate-A-Date package. A landmark recognized throughout the world and providing New Yorkers and travelers alike with joyous memories throughout the years, this powerhouse occasion is sure to attract even more visitors this season.

“The Ice Rink celebrated a milestone birthday of its own last year and we are proud to be a part of such a momentous occasion as the 75th anniversary of the Christmas Tree,” said Nick Valenti, CEO of Patina Restaurant Group, which operates The Ice Rink and its surrounding restaurants, The Sea Grill and Rock Center Café. “The tradition of visiting The Rink and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has spanned generations and lasted throughout the decades and there are many more memorable years to come!”

The Rink first opened on Christmas Day in 1936 as the premier artificial outdoor skating pond built in New York City, complete with modern amenities: night skating, a heated house for changing skates, piped-in music and rink-side dining. Over the past 71 years, The Rink has become one of the most visited sights in NYC—and even the world! Over 150,000 skaters graced the ice last year, with this year already setting new records.

Perfect for families or lovebirds, the Skate-A-Date package will present rink-goers with a delicious two-course dinner for two from the popular Rock Center Café, as well as VIP skating on The Rink—which allows guests to skip the lengthy lines and provides them with complimentary skate rental.

In honor of the 75th anniversary, the Skate-A-Date package can be reserved for the special price of $75 (plus tax and tip) from January 7th through early April.

The Rink at Rockefeller Center is located on 5th Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets. Guests can book reservations by calling Rock Center Café at (212) 332-7620. For more information, please visit


About Patina Restaurant Group

The Patina Restaurant Group ( is the nation’s leading multi-concept restaurant and food service operator in the premium segment. In New York City, the portfolio includes the world-famous Ice Rink, The Sea Grill and Rock Center Cafe in Rockefeller Center; Brasserie; Nick& Stef’s Steakhouse at Madison Square Garden; and the Grand Tier at the Metropolitan Opera House. On the West Coast, the portfolio includes the renowned Patina Restaurant in Walt Disney Concert Hall; Pinot Provence; Catal and three other restaurants in Downtown Disney; Leatherby’s Café Rouge at the Orange County Performing Arts Center; Julia’s Kitchen at COPIA in Napa; Pinot Brasserie in Las Vegas; and Catering and food service in museums and cultural centers throughout Southern California. PRG has also recently opened Tutto Italia in Epcot at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.

Katie Murphy Account Supervisor 5W Public Relations 45 West 45th Street 5th Floor New York, NY 10036 Direct: (212) 584-4295 Main: (212) 999-5585 Fax: (646) 328-1711

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