Among the twister room, and the year-round rooftop pool, the TWA Hotel is now home to the only roller rink at an airport!
The one and only hotel at JFK airport, TWA Hotel, has transformed its tarmac into a ‘Roll-A-Rama’ at the Runway Rink right in time for summer.
The innovative hotel is bringing the era of roller skating back to New York with its 44-by-56-foot outdoor rink that will blast energetic retro tunes. New York has played a major role in the history of roller skating, according to Nellie Anderson Lillie of the National Museum of Roller Skating, and was actually home to one of the first public rinks to open in the U.S. by James Plimpton.
Visitors will be able to skate on the 2,668-tile roller rink around the hotel’s iconic Lockheed Constellation Connie airplane that has since been remodeled into a cocktail lounge.
Admission will operate at a first come first serve basis and tickets will not be available to purchase ahead of time. Visitors must pay with card only upon arrival at the Skate Shack for a 50-minute session with skate rental included. Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for children under 12.
Skaters are welcome (weather permitting) on weekends starting Fridays from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The rink will follow strict cleaning protocols in between sessions to ensure a safe experience for all visitors. Masks must be worn at all times.
And after a long day of skating, guests can extend the fun and stay overnight to explore many more amenities the hotel has to offer.
featured image source: Courtesy of TWA Hotel