Due to a social media hiccup, an erroneous message went out on some platforms, We confirm that the Tartan Kilt Skate in New York City will certainly take place as scheduled on February 2 at the iconic Bryant Park.
As announced in December, the American Scottish Foundation has been working with Bryant Park to prepare for the event. The ice rink behind the New York Public Library hosts the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. There is no charge to skates, but skates can be rented for $25.
In New York City, Skaters are invited to arrive at Bryant Park at around 2:30. At 3:00 the pipers will call the skaters together. The event will continue until 5 p.m.
Pipers who are interested in participating are also asked to let the organizers know by registering.
A VIP package is available: US$45 includes a VIP Check-in, access to the ice, light refreshments, hot drinks wine and beer.
The kilt skate phenomenon began in Canada in 2015 as a way to celebrate the 200th birthday of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. Now in its fifth year in Canada, the event continues to grow. Some nine Canadian cities will be hosting The Great Canadian Kilt Skate this year, with the national event coordinated by the Scottish Society of Ottawa. Cities vie for the title of “Kilt Skate Capital of Canada” — for 2018, the honours went to Toronto.
February 2 is when the tartaned and kilted skaters will celebrate at Bryant Park!