Last year Brooklyn Bridge Park officially opened a roller rink at Pier 2, a new five-acre recreation area with fitness equipment, shuffleboard and basketball courts. Prospect Park’s new rink has experienced over 20,000 visitors since the conversion of the 16,000 sq. ft. ice rink to a roller skating rink.
General admission is between $3 and $8 excluding the free sessions from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to noon on Sundays. Tuesday and Sunday nights are reserved for adults over 21.
“We have these great big flat piers and we were looking for wonderful uses that would captivate the widest range of folks to come down,” said Brooklyn Bridge Park president Regina Myer. “Skating is something that really is across age groups and across interest groups.”
Michael Feiger of New York Skating LLC, a former owner of Empire Roller Skating Center in Brooklyn opened the 180-foot-long oval rink at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Empire Roller skating rink was operating for more than 60 years when it closed in 2007.
Brooklyn Bridge Skating Rink will Open April 17th 2015