Get your roller skate
Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace, is New York’s newest place to roller skate. Now at the Rockefeller Center ice rink. The famous family-owned and operated roller rink has caught on, bringing with it the magic of the 1970s.
Legend has it that the idea for The Rink was inspired by a Depression-era skate salesman who demonstrated his product by skating on the frozen water of the Rockefeller Center fountain. Whatever the idea, The Rink was a perfect fit for the sunken plaza, which struggled to attract shoppers as the entrance for high-end retailers to the underground concourse. The rink, or “skating pond” as it was first known, officially opened on Christmas Day 1936. Originally planned as a temporary exhibit, the rink was so popular that it became an add permanent, with the statue of Prometheus and the Christmas tree providing one of the most familiar settings in the world.
Come skate all night at Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace until October. The retro-themed outdoor rink offers classes, community events, food and drink. They also sell vintage themed roller skating apparel and accessories. Then it will turn back to an ice skating paradise.
Monday-Wednesday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Thursday-Friday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
The rink is located at Rockefeller Plaza between 50th and 49th streets.
Tickets starting at $20, not including skate rental.