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2 Skating Rinks are Coming to Industry City this Winter

2 Skating Rinks are Coming to Industry City this Winter

Brooklyn's Industry City will offer families two ways to stay active this winter: an outdoor ice-skating rink and an indoor roller skating disco.


To kick off the holiday season, Industry City in Brooklyn will be home to two new skating rinks to enjoy this winter: an open-air ice-skating rink and an indoor disco roller rink. With the opening of both skating rinks, Industry City hopes it will offer New Yorkers something to look forward to in a year when the COVID-19 pandemic has canceled so many things, as well as something to remember for years to come, said Jim Somoza, director of development at Industry City.

The Industry City Ice Skating Rink 

It’s an outdoor, uncovered ice rink (so be sure to dress in layers—and don’t forget your hat!) that has increased in size since last year. Plus, a nearby bar, operated by Frying Pan Brooklyn, will be serving hot cocoa and snacks, making it a great outdoor spot to bring a little cheer to your family this winter.

industry city ice skating rink

Hours: The Industry City ice rink will be open Nov. 19-early 2022. Thursday, 4-8pm; Friday, 12-8pm; Saturday, 11am-8pm; and Sunday, 11am-6pm.

Location: The ice-skating rink is located in Courtyard 5/6, between 34th and 35 streets and between 2nd and 3rd avenues, in Industry City, Brooklyn.

Cost: $12; $10 skate rentals; $10 skate aid; $5 helmet; $5 bag check. Tickets can be purchased online (beginning Nov. 25) and in-person once the rink opens.

Dreamland Roller Rink by Lola Star at Industry City

Lola Star and her Dreamland Roller Rink is returning to Industry City after a successful debut in 2018. This indoor roller rink will bring immersive holiday fun with themed roller disco parties.



“Roller skating has exploded in popularity this year. So many decided to start because it’s the perfect way to stay fit, decrease stress, and have fun while social distancing,” said Lola Star, founder of Dreamland Roller Rink. “Right now, the world needs the experience of collective joy, so I am thrilled that Industry City has given me the opportunity to create these safe experiences of collective, roller disco joy.”

Hours: December-March 2020 (exact opening date is TBA). Toddler Skate Party: Saturdays, 10-11am; Kids Skate Class: Saturdays, 11am-12pm; Family Skate Extravaganza: Saturdays, 12-3pm. See website for adult classes and skate hours.

Location: The indoor roller rink is located in the Factory Floor in Building 1.

Cost: $12-$28 (skate rentals are included in admission). Tickets can be purchased online or in person.

Visiting Industry City

Face masks and social distancing are required at all times when guests are visiting Industry City and while skating at either rink.

Industry City in Brooklyn is accessible by the D, N, R trains and multiple bus routes, including B35 and B37. Parking is available at 37th Street and 2nd Avenue, along with bike racks and a CitiBike station.

For more information about Industry City and all it has to offer, visit industrycity.com.

All photos courtesy Industry City

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Author: Katelin Walling is the former editorial director for NYMetroParents. She has been writing about parenting, health, finance, education, fun things to do in NYC and the surrounding area, and more for nearly 10 years. She also has 20+ years of child care experience and was a babysitter in NYC for 8 years. Katelin graduated from the University of Maine in 2011 and attended the NYU Summer Publishing Institute during the summer of 2011. To unplug in her free time, she can often be found reading, knitting (or general crafting), or whipping up a vegan treat—all with a cup of coffee nearby. See More

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