An ice skating rink is opening under the Brooklyn Bridge

October 4, 2023

Rendering courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

New York City’s newest ice skating rink will open under the Brooklyn Bridge. Located at the Emily Warren Roebling Plaza in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Glide at Brooklyn Bridge will offer skating for guests of all ages, as well as rinkside food and beverages, with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. The ice rink, the first to ever open in the scenic waterfront park, debuts for the season on November 15 and will remain open through March 1, 2024.

According to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, food and drink options from vendors at the nearby Time Out Market will be available at a rinkside cafe.

On sale starting October 6, tickets start at $15 for adults and $10 for children during off-peak hours. The rink will offer special pricing for groups and can be rented for large events. Plus, a limited number of discounted tickets (starting at $9) will be available daily for NYC residents with proof of residency.

Last spring, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation issued a request for proposals (RFP), looking for partners interested in creating and operating a seasonal ice-skating rink in Emily Warren Roebling Plaza.

Under the RFP guidelines, the Glide at Brooklyn Bridge will be responsible for assembling and operating the temporary rink from November through mid-March and disassembling it. The group will oversee ticketing, maintenance, renting skate equipment, and programming, according to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s website.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s fall season programming concludes on October 21 with its annual Harvest Festival. The free event is designed with families in mind and will feature arts and crafts, live music and entertainment, storytelling, lawn games, a mini pumpkin patch, and more.

The festival will also include tabling by a wide variety of partners and other special activities, with more to be announced in the near future.

A full schedule of the park’s fall programming can be found here.


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