BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK NEWEST ROLLER SKATING RINK AT PIER 2 @BklynBrdgPark

12 Jul

I took the kids to Brooklyn Bridge Park to celebrate the opening of the Pier 2 Roller Rink on Friday, July 11 from 3 to 6 pm. Guests enjoyed free admission to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s newest addition: a full-size roller skating rink.

Roller skates or in-line skates were $6 to rent. I love roller skating and used to skate quite a bit back in the days. This were my children’s first time skating and they did a great job. They used a Skate Mate that looked like walker on wheels to try and keep them from falling. I didn’t have this growing up. My father told me hold on to the wall and stomp it out at the roller rinks. I personally didn’t think the Skate Mate is worth the price their charging. It’s plastic and doesn’t help that much. Kids and some adults were still falling even with it. I think it should be free because they can’t keep track of who’s buying and who’s not and whether or not it was returned or just left for someone else to use. If you rent this tell me what you think. I also will bring my personal skates with me next time and invest in skates for my kids so they can practice and we can save a few dollars.

There were news camera crews interviewing skaters including us and the anchors even put on skates and tried their best. We were on Channel 12 news. There was a tent set up and staff provided lemonade and snacks for everyone.

We arrived early and took in the sights of the boats, and stopped at Jane’s Carousel on Pier 1 for my kids to take a ride on. There are plenty of places to get food and drinks along the way and there is even a mini beach and pop up pool at Pier 2. Also at Pier 2 we enjoyed watching quite a few basketball, soccer and handball games.

I love how open and spacious the Pier is. It is outdoor but there is a cool breeze. We had a great time and will return. I also found a faster route to get there because the way we came was quite a walk. I’m sticking to the C train which was only 4 blocks away.

Locker rental is 25 cents. They are small so try to leave big bags home. I left the kids scooters on the floor in front of the lockers and they were still there when we finished skating.

PIER 2 ROLLER RINK CONTACT INFO:

718-300-2401
Parties, rentals, individual use: Crystal Sperling, csperling@brooklynbridgeskating.com
Vendors, events, league play, etc.: Teon Harmon, tharmon@brooklynbridgeskating.com

PIER 2 ROLLER RINK SCHEDULE:

Monday
10AM-3PM: Public Skate
3PM-6PM: Public Skate – FREE Admission
6:30PM-10PM: Affordable Family Skate – $3 Admission

Tuesday
10AM-7:30PM: Public Skate
8PM-11PM: Adult Skate (21&older only)

Wednesday
10AM-10PM: Public Skate

Thursday
10AM-5PM: Public Skate
5PM-10PM: Affordable Family Skate – $3 Admission

Friday
10AM-3PM: Public Skate
3PM-6PM: Public Skate–FREE Admission
6PM-10:30PM: Public Skate

Saturday
10AM-Noon: Skating Lessons
Noon-10:30PM: Public Skate

Sunday
10AM-Noon: Public Skate-FREE Admission
Noon-7:30PM: Public Skate
8-11PM: Adult Night (21&older only)
ADMISSION PRICES

Public Skate (weekday)

$5 Admission

Public Skate (weekend)

$8 Admission

Adult Skate Sessions

$8 Admission

Skating Lessons

$10 per Lesson

EQUIPMENT RENTAL PRICES

Roller Skates

$6

Inline Skates

$6

Skate Mate

$6

In addition to the rink, Pier 2 features five acres of active recreation courts for basketball, handball, and bocce, swings, picnic tables, half an acre of play turf, restrooms and fitness equipment. Much of the amenities are covered by the pier’s original storage shed structure to provide shading and rain shelter. This new addition was unveiled in May, along with the Pier 4 Beach, an accessible area for non-motorized boat launching and educational boating programs. The rink is operated by the New York Skating, LLC.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. Just want everyone to know about the new roller skating rink on the Pier. Opinions are 100% mine as always.

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