Parks Celebrates The Beginning Of The Citywide Ice Skating SeasonIMMEDIATE
Monday, October 22, 2007
Parks & Recreation kicked off the citywide ice skating season at the beginning of October with the opening of the Abe Stark, War Memorial, and The World’s Fair Ice Skating Rinks. In Central Park, Lasker Rink will open Saturday, Oct. 20, and Kate Wollman Rink in Prospect Park will tie up the celebration opening Wednesday, Nov. 21.
“The opening of the Parks’ skating rinks marks the beginning of winter festivities,” Commissioner Adrian Benepe said. “It’s time to put on your skates, grab a cup of hot chocolate and glide into the City’s seven skating rinks. We hope everyone will enjoy the city’s winter wonderland safely and often.”
Winter weather is right around the corner and Parks & Recreation encourages everyone to take advantage of winter activities and programs in the City’s parks, but also avoid skating on ice on lakes and ponds unless Parks announces that it is safe to do so. While water may appear frozen as the temperature drops, walking or skating on semisolid ice is extremely dangerous. The city’s rinks provide a safe way to enjoy the ice.
Along with general skating, the City’s rinks also offer skating lessons and hockey programs. For locations, hours of operation and fees associated with specific rinks please call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov/parks.
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Contact: Warner Johnston/Trish Bertuccio (212) 360-1311
CONTACT: Warner Johnston/Trish Bertuccio (212) 360-1311
Directions to Prospect Park
Know Before You Go
Kate Wollman Ice Skating Rink: CLOSED 2012-2013
The Kate Wollman Rink will NOT be open for ice skating this winter; 2012 - 2013. The parking lot will also remain closed this winter. Construction is continuing on Lakeside , a year-round destination for recreation, relaxation, and events. Ice skating will return with the completion of this exciting new project.
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- Statement From Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe On The Cancellation Of Winter Jam 2012
- Topping Off Prospect Park's New Lakeside
- Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park
- Blooming Naturalist
- Animal Encounter at Prospect Park
- Nature on the Go!
- Celebrate Brooklyn!: Big Boi, Phony Ppl & DJ D-Nice
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Hiking Trails
- Historic Houses
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Nature Centers
- Paddleboat Rentals
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Water Fountains
- Zoos and Aquariums
Know when to go:
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