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Brooklyn Bridge Park rink opens up for free skating

New Yorkers can now get three hours of free skate three days a week at a new rink alongside the East River in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Brooklyn Bridge Park skating rolling rink Brooklyn Bridge Park's new full-sized roller rink at Pier 2 is officially open seven days a week, with all-ages public skating available every day.
Credit: Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

New Yorkers can now get three hours of free skate three days a week at a new rink alongside the East River.

Brooklyn Bridge Park's new full-sized roller rink at Pier 2 is officially open seven days a week, with all-ages public skating available every day.

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Free skating is available three days a week: Mondays and Fridays between 3 and 6 p.m., as well as Sundays between 10 a.m. and noon.

Skaters can also pay $5 on weekdays and $8 on weekends during normal public skating hours, or a discounted $3 on Monday and Thursday evenings for family skate nights.

Two nights a week are designated for adults with proper ID: Sundays and Tuesdays between 8 and 11 p.m.

While folks can bring their own wheels, rentals for both quad and in-line skates are also available for $6.

Staff will also be on hand every Saturday between 10 a.m. and noon to offer skating lessons for all ages at $10 a pop.

Operated by New York Skating, LLC, the rink also has hockey boards around its edges and is expected to soon offer both roller hockey and derby.

The rink is the latest addition to the five-acre plot that already offers basketball, handball, bocce and shuffleboard courts open for evening play till 11 p.m.

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