Abe Stark Rink

Abe Stark Rink , Brooklyn Saturday February 23 2013 12:30 - 15:30

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
Address: 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
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