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Roller skate for FREE this Friday at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Written by
Danielle Valente

As the city begins to come alive after a long winter—one cherry blossom tree at a time—we're ready to enjoy warm weather and sunshine as much as humanly possible! Celebrate the spring season with one of your favorite outdoor activities for kids: roller skating.  

Brooklyn Bridge Park kicks off its skating season on Friday, April 12. On that day, the roller rink at Pier 2 will host its 2019 grand opening (weather permitting) and offer free admission from 3:30–7pm. It's definitely one of our favorite things to do this weekend.

Photograph: Courtesy Julienne Schaer

A couple of important factors to note before you lace up your skates: Although admission is free (typically it's $9), skate rentals will cost $7. If you have younger kids in tow who aren't terribly comfortable on wheels, you might want to consider renting a skate mate for $6 for a little support. Plus, the park is also home to some of our favorite kids' playgrounds in all of NYC, so don't miss out on an opportunity to explore 'em. 

The freebie fun doesn't stop there. Put Brooklyn Bridge Park on your radar as you start planning spring break activities: There will be a free public skate on Sunday, April 14 from 10am–noon, Friday, April 19 from 3:30–7pm, Monday, April 22 from 3:30–6pm, Friday April 26 from 3:30–6pm and Sunday, April 28 from 10am–noon (not including equipment rentals). If your littles can't stop spinning around the rink, perhaps it's the perfect place to hold your child's next birthday party.  

For more information on the 2019 skating season, visit

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