Top 9 Rinks to Go Roller Skating in NYC, Westchester, and Long Island
By Jacqueline Neber
Roller blading and roller skating in NYC and nearby aren’t just great ways for kids to be active and stay healthy. Going to an outdoor or indoor roller skating rink near you it’s also a fun, inexpensive pastime that the whole family can enjoy.
Whether it’s too cold to play outside or it’s too hot to handle the sweltering summer, here’s a list of the top roller skating rinks in New York City, Long Island and Westchester County.
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Hours: Daily, 8am to dusk, weather permitting
For an unforgettable New York experience, children and adults can enjoy some outdoor skating within the setting of the magnificent Hudson River Park at Pier 62 Skatepark.
The “California style” skatepark is designed to suit all levels, from beginners through to experienced skaters, and welcomes visitors every day of the year. It’s free to enter, and Pier 62 is ADA-accessible. After a skate, be sure to grab a bite to eat at neighboring Chelsea Piers.
Hours: Through Sept. 8: Monday-Friday, 4-6pm; Saturday-Sunday, 2-4pm and 5-7pm
Cost: $1.50; $6 skate rental
Situated in New York’s Riverbank State Park in Harlem, the skating rink is a covered rink open from July through September.
With breathtaking views of the Hudson River, George Washington Bridge, and Palisades, tennis and basketball courts, swimming pools, a carousel, picnic areas, and a restaurant, the park really offers something for everyone.
Hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 12-10pm; Thursday to Saturday, 12pm-12am
Cost: Call for pricing
When the ice melts outside Rockefeller Center in the spring, it’s time to break out the roller skates! Boogie down to live music or a DJ set during your one-hour timed session. The roller rink is open April through October.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 12-11pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am-11pm
Cost: Free skating; rentals start at $10
The Roller Rink at The Standard, High Line is a new seasonal offering on The Standard Plaza, where visitors are invited to take a visually immersive trip into a 1960’s Mod-inspired rink and restaurant, with black turf and playful seating surrounding the bright white skating rink.
For skaters and non-skaters alike, the rink menu will feature tasty bites such as Disco Fries, Fried Chicken, The Standard Hot Dog and Nachos.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:30-6pm; Saturday, 12-6pm, Sunday 10am-6pm
Cost: $9.25 weekdays; $13.50 weekends; Rental $8.71
Looking for a roller skating rink in Brooklyn? Head over to the sprawling, outdoor, 16,000-square-foot roller rink set in the scenic parkland of Prospect Park—but first, purchase tickets in advance on the Prospect Park website.
The rink is open to all ages and abilities making it the perfect activity for the whole family. And, if all that exercise leaves you and the little ones feeling hungry, relax and enjoy an après-skate meal or snack at the Bluestone Café.
The center is open from April through October and also offers boat and bike rentals, a splash pad, and special events such as the Roller Disco.
Hours: Hours vary by day
Cost: Admission varies by day; $7 skate rental
Lower Manhattan provides an impressive backdrop for skaters at Pier 2 roller rink, a 13,200-square-foot rink located within the grounds of Brooklyn Bridge Park for roller skating.
The rink, which is open from April to late fall, offers up a mix of public skating sessions for kids and adults as well as recreational league play and birthday parties.
In addition to roller skating, visitors can get busy with a wide array of activities including basketball, handball, ping pong and bocce ball.
Hours: Hours vary by day
Cost: Admission varies by day; $6 skate rental
This summer United Skates of America offers outdoor skating at Atlas Park! The skate venue also offers birthday parties, special events, family skate sessions, lessons, and more. Tickets can be purchased at the door, but to guarantee entry, it’s best to purchase tickets online in advance.
Hours: Fridays 7pm-12am and Saturdays 1-7pm (Saturday night skating is for adults only)
Cost: $15 admission; $20 admission and skate rental
Staten Island’s only roller skating rink features a disco-themed atmosphere and open skate hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Check their website for specials events and info on kids parties.
Hours: Vary, check website for details
Cost: $15; $6 skate rental; special events may have different pricing.
This classic facility for roller skating also offers an arcade and a menu of pizza, hot dogs, and wings. Check the website for each daily public skate session and special offers.
Hours: Call for skating schedule
Cost: $14; $3 seniors; $6 skate rental
EJ Murray Memorial Skating Center offers roller skating sessions May-August. With everything from first-time roller skating lessons and roller skating classes, to roller sports, figure skating, hockey, skating clubs, and an ice-skating show, the kids are sure to stay active and engaged.
Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 2 Roller Rink
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Brooklyn Bridge Park’s roller rink is affordable and has got something for everyone. Enter this roller rink with just a $6 admission and $6 for rental gear. You can also come during their free skating hours that last about three hours. So rent your gear and check out the wonderful panorama of the Brooklyn Bridge and the East River while you skate – you’ll really get a great view during your experience.
Riverbank State Park Roller Rink
679 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10031
The only Roller Rink in Manhattan. With summer skating programs and options for school and community group sessions. The rink has a new concrete floor, acrylic glass sides, and a few other fancy upgrades. Make a visit during the winter months when they cover the rink and convert it into an ice rink. As roller skating is only open for warmer months, from May through October. Bring your skates because there are no rentals.
Housed in five major buildings is an Olympic-size pool, a covered skating rink for roller skating in the summer and ice-skating in the winter, an 800-seat cultural theater, a 2,500-seat athletic complex with fitness room, and a 150-seat restaurant.
Tribeca Skatepark - Pier 25 Street Plaza
West St. and North Moore St. (on pier 25)
Roller rinks aren’t the only place you can skate! Tribeca Skatepark is FREE and open to all rollerbladers and skateboarders! Inline skates and roller skates are allowed. The park is open all year round. A concrete street-style skatepark that requires a helmet and recommends padding. Click the link above and take note of the rules and regulations.
LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park
LeFrak Center at Lakeside171 East Dr. Brooklyn, NY 11225
There are two rinks, one of which is turned into a 16,000-square-foot roller rink during warmer months, while the other becomes a splash pad. Other activities include boating and bike rentals. The rink is open for regular public skating, lessons and roller hockey. Other offers include packages for groups, birthday celebrations, and fun for the grownups on Friday nights where the rink transforms into Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco. Lakeside is dedicated to providing fun for kids, teens, and adults alike. So take the family and skate to the music!
236 Richmond Valley Road, Staten Island, NY 10309
Want the experience of roller disco? Then RollerJam USA is for you. With the thematic music, the bright and colorful lights, a smoke machine, and a disco ball to top it off. Offering more than just skating, the venue comes with an arcade downstairs, teen concert nights, free pizza nights, and bounce parties for kids’ parties.
Chelsea Piers Skatepark (Pier 62)
23rd St. at the Hudson River New York, NY 10011
Hudson River Park’s Pier 62 Skatepark is FREE and open to all inline skaters. This is a space for your kids to skate to their heart’s content! For safety reasons, a helmet is required and additional padding is recommended. Skateboarders are permitted as well.
LES Coleman Skatepark
62 Monroe St &, Pike St, New York, NY 10002
Open all year round from dawn till dusk. Owned and operated by NYC Parks. It is a large concrete park with a load of street obstacles including ledges, rails, banks, fun boxes and more to skate on. Inline skates and skateboarding are allowed!
354 Front St, Staten Island, NY 10304
NYC’s only chill and indoor skateboarding area that also welcomes inline skaters and bikers with an array of ramps. The custom-built 8,000 square foot recreation center is open year-round to all alternative sports.
Maloof Skate Park
Astral Fountain Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Corona, NY 11368
This skate plaza was built for the Maloof Money Cup contest in 2010 and has remained a free city skatepark since. Constructed with variation in mind this park is a 16,000 square foot concrete public complex with multiple stairs, rails of varying lengths & banks.