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.
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|Venue name:||Abe Stark Rink||Contact:|
1902 Surf Ave
|Cross street:||at 19th St|
|Opening hours:||Sat, Sun 1–3:30pm; holidays 12-4pm. Closed Thanksgiving.|
|Transport:||Subway: D, F, N, Q to Coney Island-Stillwell Ave|
|Price:||$8; skate rental $5|