Saturday, February 1, 2020
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Central Park, Manhattan
Enter at 72nd Street
Snow or shine
Presented by NYC Parks, the Olympic Regional Development Authority, I Love NY, and I Ski NY, Winter Jam is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! Our partners at Gore Mountain will blow a mini mountain of snow in the heart of Manhattan, creating an urban wonderland for all to enjoy!
- Lake Placid Snow Field
- I SKI NY Learn to Ski (limited*)
- Live Ice Carving
- Ice Sculpture Garden
Other activities include:
- Ice Bowling
- Flag Football
- Puppet Making
- Heated New York Public Library Reading Room
- Bobsled Photo Op
- Snowcat Photo Op
There will be food and drinks onsite for purchase.
Participants in the I SKI NY Learn to Ski, snowshoeing, and dodgeball activities must sign a waiver and provide photo identification before participating in any of these activities. The waivers will be provided at the event. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with photo identification to sign the waiver. Waiting lines for the activities are subject to close early.
For more information, please call (212) 360-8213.
*Enter the drawing for a chance to get free Learn to Ski Lessons
Winter Jam is free and open to all members of the public, but space in the “Learn to Ski” activity is limited. If you would like to participate in “Learn to Ski,” please enter the drawing by Thursday, January 23 at 11:59 p.m. If you are selected in the drawing, we will email you after the deadline to confirm your timeslot.
For accessibility information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 360-1430 by January 24.
Highlights from previous years
Become a Volunteer
Help us make this festival a fun day for all New Yorkers! If you would like to volunteer, please register here. You must be 18 years old or older to volunteer. For more information about volunteering at Winter Jam, please email Venus Melo at Venus.Melo@parks.nyc.gov with Winter Jam Volunteer in the subject line.
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Interested in becoming a sponsor of Winter Jam? In addition to being featured in one of the largest outdoor public events in NYC during the winter, your brand will gain exposure through a comprehensive marketing plan that includes, but is not limited to:
- Printed flyers and posters distributed to various schools, businesses, and organizations
- Radio advertisements
- Electronic media advertisements
- Parks website (700,000 unique visitors/month)
- Aggressive public relations campaign to over 200 media outlets
Please contact William Morrison at William.Morrison@parks.nyc.gov for more information.