The southeast end of Prospect Park is home to not one, but two ice rinks at the LeFrak Center. The open-air rink is perfect for brisk afternoons or taking in holiday lights, while the covered option is ready for days when the weather refuses to cooperate. The rink also offers rentals and skating classes that range from a 15-minute crash course to a multi-day clinic. And when you’re ready for a break, The Bluestone Cafe is located onsite offers hot cocoa, Brooklyn Brewery beers, and other refreshments and bites.
Price: $7.50 on weekdays and $11 on weekends, $8 for skate rental
Hours: Monday through Thursday from 9 am–7 pm; Friday and Saturday from 9 am–9 pm; and Sunday from 9 am–7 pm
The southeast end of Prospect Park is home to one of the most popular spots to glide around in Brooklyn. As part of a $74 million restoration by the Prospect Park Alliance, the LeFrak Center’s Lakeside project includes the open-air roller skating rink; kayak and pedal boat rentals; bicycle rentals; a children’s splash pad; and a daytime cafe (called The Bluestone Cafe) stocked with snacks and refreshments like Brooklyn Brewery beers. Open every day of the week throughout summer, during the colder months the property switches over to an ice skating arena.
Cost: Tickets from $8, skate rentals from $8