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The Top 9 Rinks to Go Roller Skating in NYC, Westchester, and Long Island

The Top 9 Rinks to Go Roller Skating in NYC, Westchester, and Long Island

Your kids will love these outdoor and indoor roller skating rinks in NYC and the surrounding area.

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, Westchester County, and New Jersey. Oh, and if your kids need to learn how to rollerblade or roller skate, check out these tips.

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Roller Skating in Manhattan

1. Pier 62 Skatepark

Pier 62 at Hudson River Park, W. 22nd Street, Chelsea 
Hours: Daily, 8am to dusk, weather permitting
Cost: FREE

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.

2. Riverbank Skating Rink

679 Riverside Drive, Hamilton Heights 
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.

Roller Skating in Brooklyn

1. LeFrak Center at Lakeside Brooklyn

171 East Drive, Prospect Park 
Hours: Sunday-Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday, 12-8pm
Cost: $6; $7 skate rental

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.

2. Pier 2 Roller Rink

150 Furman St., Brooklyn Heights 
Hours: Sunday-Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-10pm; Wednesday, 10am-7pm; Friday, 10am-10:30pm; Saturday, 8am-10:30pm; 
Cost: $6; $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.

Roller Skating in Queens

1. United Skates of America

8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale
Hours: Sunday-Friday, 12-10pm; Saturday, 10am-10pm 
Cost: Monday: $6; Tuesday-Sunday, $12; $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.

2. TWA Roll-A-Rama

TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy Airport, 1 Idlewild Drive, Jamaica (head in the direction of Terminal 5 and follow signs to the hotel’s main entrance)
Hours: Friday, 4-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12-8pm
Cost: $20; $16 children younger than 12 (skate rental is included)

The TWA Hotel’s new outdoor skating rink is located on the tarmac and promises plenty of retro fun. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and guests are encouraged to bring their own helmets. And don’t forget to check the website to see if the rink is closed for a private event before heading out!


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Roller Skating on Long Island

1. United Skates of America

1276 Hicksville Court, Seaford
Hours: Monday, 3:30-5:30pm; Tuesday, 5:30-10pm; Thursday, 10am-12pm, 3:30-8pm; Friday, 5:30-10pm; Saturday, 12:30-10pm; Sunday, 12-7pm
Cost: $13.50; $5 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.

Roller Skating in Westchester County, NY

1. EJ Murray Memorial Skating Center

348 Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers
Hours: Call for skating schedule
Cost: $11; $3 seniors; $4 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. 

Roller Skating Rinks in Orange County

1. The Castle Fun Center

109 Brookside Ave., Chester
Hours: Through Aug. 31: Sunday-Wednesday, 1:30-3:30pm and 4-6pm; Thursday-Saturday: 1:30-3:30pm, 4-6pm, and 7-9pm. September-April: Thursday, 4-6pm; Friday, 4-6pm and 7-9pm; Saturday, 1:30-3:30pm, 4-6pm, and 7-9pm; Sunday, 1:30-3:30pm and 4-6pm
Cost: $10; $7 children 6 and younger; $4 skate rental

The Castle Fun Center is the perfect destination for roller skating recreation for all ages and every occasion. The venue not only features a 10,000-square-foot roller rink complete with a lighting and sound show, but also go-kart tracks, a multi-level laser tag arena, mini-golf courses, an arcade, and rock climbing wall. Once you have worked up an appetite, enjoy a bite to eat at Jester’s restaurant and pub which is conveniently located within the facility.

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