Brooklyn Roller Skating Guide – Lakeside Prospect Park now open!

Plan a skate session with the family!

By Meredith Kurnov, Editor & Publisher of Macaroni Kid Brooklyn NW April 11, 2024

Tis the season to swap ice skates for roller skates or blades! With seasonal rink reopenings and the availability of skate rentals as little as kids' size 6/7/8, it's easier than ever for families to head out for a skate session together! Check out one of these rinks around NYC:

🛼 Pier 2 Roller Skating Rink (Brooklyn Bridge Park)

  • Open through October
  • Hours: Times vary, see the schedule (NOTE: not open when raining)
  • Cost: $0-11 admission depending on the day/hour, $7 roller skate or blade rentals, lockers available for a quarter
  • Skate lessons presented by Skaterobics starting May 2nd: Thursdays 6-7pm lesson for kids AND adults, $20 per person including skate rental and wrist guards

🛼 LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park (Prospect Heights)

  • Open through October
  • Typical hours:
  • Cost: $9.80-14.50 admission, $9.25 skate rental (skate aids, helmets, elbow/knee pads, lockers also available for rental)
  • Lessons available through the Skate School

🛼 Brooklyn Skates **Adults only** (Bed-Stuy)

  • Open year-round
  • Hours: Wednesdays 8pm-12am, Fridays 8pm-1am
  • Cost: $10 admission, $5 skate rental

NYC rinks beyond Brooklyn:

🛼 Central Park Dance Skaters Association (Central Park Skater's Circle near Bethesda Terrace)

  • Open through October
  • Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 2:45-6:45pm, weather permitting
  • BYO skates
  • Cost: FREE / donate to support volunteer effort

🛼 Roller Jam USA (Staten Island)

  • Open year-round
  • Hours: Friday 7pm-12am, Saturday 1-7pm (9pm-2am adults only)
  • Cost: $15 admission, $5 skate rental

🛼 Skates in the Park (Jamaica, Queens)

  • Open through October)
  • Hours: Saturdays 3-7pm
  • BYO skates
  • Cost: FREE
  • Email for free beginner lessons

Happy roller skating!


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