On Nov. 15, the plaza will become northern Brooklyn’s first ice-skating rink on parks land and one of only a handful of rinks in the borough. The rink is not huge, but with 7,200 square feet of space, it will accommodate more than 300 skaters.
“We’re in an ice-rink desert here,” said Ed Janoff, executive director of the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn, a nonprofit group that works closely with the parks department and will operate the new rink, on the Greenpoint-Williamsburg border. He said the McCarren rink, which will also have a gift market and food carts, would be a “winter destination and holiday tradition for New Yorkers and visitors alike.”…
The rink, which will include a skate shop with rental skates, will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week, from mid-November through January. (If demand proves great enough, the end date could be extended, Mr. Jeffrey said.) Admission will be $4 for children and $8 for adults, with a $5 fee for skate rentals. The expectation was that the rink would break even and possibly generate revenue, park officials said, in which case proceeds would go toward improving parks in northern Brooklyn.
More at www.mccarrenpark.com.
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