Prospect Park Ice Rinks Open for the Holidays

We’re a little late to this news, but the two ice rinks at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park opened to the public on Friday. The 32,000-square-foot skating facility includes an open ice rink and a covered one, which will be used as a roller rink during the spring and summer, and a cafe and event space.

The LeFrank-funded rink replaces the 50-year-old Wollman Rink, which closed in 2010. As we have reported, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects designed the $74,000,000 Lakeside complex and helped restore the waterfront to its original Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux design.

The new rinks are near the Parkside and Ocean Avenue entrance to the park. Holiday hours are available on the Lakeside website, and admission is $6 on weekdays and $8 on holidays and weekends. Skate rental is $5.

Restoration and Skating Rinks Offer Tranquility, Natural Wonder in Prospect Park [Brownstoner]
Inside the Prospect Park Lakeside Center [Brownstoner]
Image by Mary for Ditmas Park Corner

4 Comment

  • I just hope that it is quiet this time. Years ago I quit going to the park in Winter because of the incredible noise, so-called “music,” they blasted from the skating rink.

    One goes to a park for the peace and quiet that is not found in the city. Racket like they had should only be heard in places like Coney Island or Times Square, not in a park.

    I’ll give it another shot.

  • This looks beautiful! (…as well it should, at that price!!)
    It IS nice to skate to (some) music. It doesn’t need to be “head banging” loud, though.
    If the music proves to be too loud, reach out to the Alliance. Perhaps they can help bring about a middle ground.
    Surely, there is room in the park for everyone to enjoy it.

  • Such an important designer as Frederick Law Olmsted deserves to have his name spelled correctly in your article.