The holiday season may still be a ways off, but as per usual, some of New York’s most iconic (and tourist-filled) winter attractions are already opening for the season. The ice-skating rink at Rockefeller Center, for instance, soft-opened over the weekend, with its grand opening planned for this Wednesday.
There’s just one issue: the weather this week isn’t exactly going to be optimal for ice skating. Per the New York Post, the rink officially welcomed visitors for the season on Saturday, when the weather was a positively summery 80 degrees. And the rest of the week is due to be similarly weird: The Weather Channel’s 10-day forecast shows temperatures in the mid-70s and high 60s for much of the week, with rain and high humidity.
Still, the rink will be open—and this unseasonably warm weather may mean fewer people, so it might be worth going for a spin before the holiday crowds descend. You can check out admission prices and open dates on the rink’s website.
In the meantime, here are some photos of folks ice-skating in tank tops and shorts, as if that’s a perfectly normal thing to do: