Industry City in Brooklyn opened its very own outdoor ice skating rink, tucked in between wintery restaurants and holiday markets. And it’s almost back for the season!
The rink will open this Friday, November 17th, and will be open through March 1st, 2024 with an outdoor bar right next door.
Admission is $15 per person, and if you need to rent skate you can do so for an extra $10.
They also have “skate aids” to help you keep your balance for $10 (last year this was the cost per half hour), and a bag check for $5 so you don’t have to lug anything onto the ice.
Beginning November 30th the rink will be open Thursdays through Sundays, along with select weekday dates.
The rink will also host Kids Skate Hours, where kids can take to the ice rink and enjoy live performances, interactive fun, and even the chance to skate with Santa!
You can even warm up with a drink if needed—The Frying Pan is operating the Wheelhouse Bar just alongside the rink, so you can easily grab a hot chocolate or a hot toddy (and watch other people slip and fall over!).
Industry City has a rich history as a manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution center that started in the 1890s. It had been abandoned from the 1960s until 2013 when it was redeveloped as a business and entertainment epicenter. Now there is everything from office space for countless local businesses to shopping to restaurants and even a Japanese food hall.
The ice rink is only a small addition to a whole slew of winter activities. You can explore public art across the campus, browse and shop The Makers Guild with gift options from local artisans, and hang out by the courtyards with heated tents and fire pits.
The Ice rink schedule is as follows:
- Thursday – Friday: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Saturday – Sunday: 10 p.m. – 8 p.m.
You can get more details regarding Industry City’s winter programming on their website.