Today the Brooklyn Paper reported that the ice skating rinks at both McCarren Park and Prospect Park will open this winter, likely in mid-December. The Parks Department wasn’t able to open the rinks last season due to money troubles and construction delays. According to the Brooklyn Paper, “The McCarren rink and Prospect Park’s skating facility at the long-delayed Lakeside Center will end a three-year ice drought that has been H-E-double-hockeysticks for borough skate enthusiasts, who have had to go as far as Aviator Field in Mill Basin, Abe Stark Arena in Coney Island, and even Manhattan to get their glide on.” The city has selected a vendor for McCarren Park, but not yet for Wollman Rink. The $74-million replacement for the Wollman Rink (rendered above) will feature both indoor and outdoor skating.
McCarren, Prospect Park ice-skating rinks set to open this winter [Brooklyn Paper]
Rendering by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects