The Standard, High Line is the latest to announce a retro roller rink arriving at the plaza right beneath NYC’s favorite elevated park — ICYMI: Rockefeller Center just opened one, and the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport is coming next!
The Standard’s first-ever roller rink will be Mod-inspired, with 1960s decor like black & white checkered turf and a minimalistic white rink that can hold 136 people.
There will also be a restaurant with “playful seating” surrounding the rink, offering casual summer-friendly bites like fried chicken and Maine lobster rolls — and the best part? There will be hands-free cocktails thanks to “wearable drink pouches” that you can sip from while skating around the rink!
Besides just serving as the perfect hang-out spot, there will also be weekly programming and events from themed-skate nights, disco parties, drag shows, amateur roller derbies and designated kids and adult-only skate hours.
Skates are rentable from the “Skate Shack,” plus themed merch like t-shirts, bandanas, tube socks and patches plus a special collection of skates from Brooklyn’s Five Stride will also be available for sale.
The rink will open this spring — though a specific date has not be shared yet, it will likely be in May! Stay tuned for more.