Roller Rinks in the New York City Area

Roller Rinks in the New York City Area

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Roller skating is not just a great way for kids to be active and stay healthy but it’s also a fun, inexpensive pastime that the whole family can enjoy. Here’s where to get rolling in and around the New York metro area.

Manhattan

Pier 62 Skatepark
143 11th Avenue
212-627-2020
hudsonriverpark.org/explore-the-park/activities/pier-62-skatepark

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 15,000-square-foot skatepark is designed to suit all levels, from beginners through to experienced skaters, and welcomes visitors every day of the year. Best of all, it’s completely free to enter! After a skate, be sure to grab a bite to eat at neighboring Chelsea Piers.

Riverbank Skating Rink
679 Riverside Park
212-694-3600
parks.ny.gov/parks/93/details.aspx

Situated in New York’s Riverbank State Park in Harlem, Riverbank skating rink is a covered rink open from May through October (weather permitting).  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.

Brooklyn 

LeFrak Center at Lakeside Brooklyn
718-462-0010
lakesidebrooklyn.com

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. 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.

Pier 2 Roller Rink
718-300-2401
brooklynbridgeskating.com

Lower Manhattan provides an impressive backdrop for skaters at Pier 2 roller rink -  a 13,200-sq-foot rink located within the grounds of Brooklyn Bridge Park. 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. In addition to roller skating, visitors can get busy with a wide array of activities including basketball, handball, shuffleboard and bocce ball.

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Staten Island

RollerJam USA
236 Richmond Valley Road
718-605-6600
rollerjamusa.com

Enjoy roller skating all year round at one of Staten Island’s best entertainment venues - RollerJam USA. This unique roller skating facility offers plenty of fun for all the family, with activities ranging from public skating sessions, birthday parties, bounce houses and arcade games. Guests can also enjoy a post-skate snack (or drink!) in the café area.

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Long Island

Hot Skates
14 Merrick Rd., Lynbrook
516-593-1424
hotskates.com

If you’re looking for an enjoyable day out, where the kids (and you!) can learn or practice roller skating in a fun and safe environment, Hot Skates is the place to go. The venue boasts a real maple wood rink, a superb state-of-the-art sound system and game room. There is also an on-site snack bar, which serves up classic American fare, including pizza, nachos and buffalo wings. The center also offers a variety of different party packages for kids 4 and older. 

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Connecticut

Galaxy Roller Rink
210 Bridge St., Groton
860-448-3882
galaxyrollerrink.com

Galaxy roller rink is an exciting, year round indoor roller skating center where the whole family can get their skates on and have a good time! Open seven days a week, the center offers general skate sessions aimed at all ages and capabilities. The facility also hosts private lessons, parties and events. The complex also features three ‘glow’ rooms complete with luminescent paint and laser shows, a pro shop, plus a snack bar and vending machine, so kids will most definitely have an enjoyable day out.  

Westchester

EJ Murray Memorial Skating Center
348 Tuckahoe Rd., Yonkers
914-377-6469

Situated in Yonkers, EJ Murray Memorial Skating Center offers roller skating sessions throughout the summer season. With everything from first-time roller skating lessons, roller skating class with coached training sessions, to Roller Sports, Figure Skating, Inline Hockey, Speed Skating, Skate Fit, tricks and Freestyle, the kids are sure to stay active and engaged.

The Castle Fun Center
109 Brookside Ave., Chester
845-469-2116
thecastlefuncenter.com

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-karting tracks, a multi level laser tag arena, miniature golf courses, arcade and rock climbing wall. Once you have worked up an appetite, enjoy a bite to eat at the Jester’s restaurant and pub which is conveniently located within the facility.

Hyde Park Roller Magic
4178 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park
845-229-6666
hydeparkrollermagic.com

Whatever the weather is doing outside, Hyde Park Roller Magic offers budding skaters of all ages and abilities a variety of programs including family skating sessions, junior roller derby boot camps and skate parties. If your child is brave enough to ‘roller-dance’, the family-run center also hosts regular disco events featuring a live D.J. and light effects. 


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