Thursday, February 14, 2008

Upcoming: Free Wollman Rink Admission Friday

We've posted about this before, but the day of free admission at the Wollman Rink in Prospect Park is taking place on Friday (2/15) from 8:30AM-9PM. Admission is free all day and skate rentals are $6. From the email:
Wollman Rink offers fun for all seasons, providing 26,600 square feet of ice for skaters in the winter and pedal boats on the Lake in the summer. Although not a part of the original plan for Prospect Park, the Rink, built in 1960, has added a big dose of winter fun for thousands of ice skaters, in addition to serving as home turf for the Brooklyn Blades amateur men's and women's ice hockey teams.

Located between the Lake and the Concert Grove, Wollman is on the site of what used to be the Music Island, a small islet with a stage facing the audiences in the Concert Grove. Kate's Corner, the Wollman Rink snack bar, is open year-round during public skating or boating hours.
The plan, of course, is to build a new rink and to restore Music Island. Believe it or not, there's only another month left in ice skating season. The rink is open through March 16.

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