Skate or die! Brooklyn Bridge Park’s new roller rink is open!

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With summer in full swing Brooklyn Bridge Park is offering yet another engaging activity to the laundry list of things to do outdoors. Less than a month ago the already popular park overlooking the East River opened Piers 2 and 4, each featuring more than enough in the way of outdoor recreational space encouraging the enthusiastically active locale with more space for participating in the public sphere. On top of the already awe inspiring space tomorrow marks the grand opening of the Brooklyn Bridge Park roller skating rink, and the park is celebrating with free skating for everyone.

Feeling nostalgic for the 90s? Throw on some skates and hit the rink for a few rounds. Tomorrow, Friday, July 11 from 3pm-6pm, come out for the grand opening and enjoy as much free skating as your legs can handle. The usual admission fee will be waived, but you’ll still have to pay for skates, which will run you $6 for roller skates or roller blades. Even if you miss the grand opening tomorrow, spending time at the rink will run you just $5 on weekdays and $8 on weekends the rest of the year, with additional free skate times Mondays and Fridays from 3pm-6pm, and on Sundays from 10am-noon.

As a bonus, you’ve got a a practical alternative to the clichéd ice skating escapade at the Rockefeller Center during Christmas time. Do you really want to wait in line for 2 hours, fight the massive tourist crowds and snot nosed kids in freezing cold weather? Or would you rather spend a beautiful breezy summer afternoon in a river side park skating for free? I know I’m a little biased, but how about we look at this scientifically at this really official looking table that I made after minutes of research:

You’re welcome. Go ahead and cross The Rockefeller Center off your bucket list and replace it with skating at the Brooklyn Bridge Park roller rink, starting with the grand opening tomorrow at 3pm.

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  1. I’m psyched for all these roller skating locations (I heard there’s one in prospect park too?) but it’s kind of a bummer that all the roller skating rinks we had closed so recently. I feel like they should have made empire skate a city park instead of it just shutting down.

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