This seaside rink keeps people flocking to the area even after the theme parks have closed. The 40-year-old venue began its life as the Ravenhall Baths, a saltwater swimming pool that was quite the Coney Island hot spot in its day. It was destroyed by fire in 1963, after which the space was converted into a destination for the heavily sweatered and uncoordinated. It’s open through March for weekend-only skating, but don’t lollygag: Saturday, Sunday and holiday sessions last only for three hours a pop.
Abe Stark Rink
|Venue name:||Abe Stark Rink||Contact:|
1902 Surf Ave
|Cross street:||at 19th St|
|Opening hours:||Sat, Sun 1–3:30pm; holidays 12-4pm|
|Transport:||Subway: D, F, N, Q to Coney Island-Stillwell Ave|
|Price:||$9; skate rental $5.|