The Rink at Rockefeller Center
A roller skating rink in the heart of NYC.
Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace, the newest place to roller skate in New York City, is now at The Rink. The famous family owned and operated roller skating rink has made its way to Rockefeller Center, bringing the magic of the 1970s with it. Let The Rink become your favorite year-round destination and experience the electric atmosphere at Flipper’s this spring.
Directions & Contact
Are there restrooms at The Rink?
Restrooms are located inside the Skate House, and are accessible to guests with skates on and guests with disabilities.
Are there lockers at The Rink?
Day lockers are available free of charge and are emptied every night. Members have the option to purchase an overnight locker. Bags are not permitted on the ice, and we are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Is there parking at The Rink?
For access to The Rink, use the Rockefeller Center parking garage located on the north side of 48th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The Rink is a short walking distance from the garage.
Legend has it that the idea for The Rink was inspired by a Depression-era skate salesman who demonstrated his product by skating on the frozen water of the Rockefeller Center fountain. However the idea came about, The Rink was the perfect fit for the sunken plaza, which was struggling to attract shoppers as the entrance to the high-end retailers in the underground concourse. The Rink, or “skating pond” as it was first known, officially opened on Christmas Day 1936. Originally planned as a temporary exhibit, The Rink was so popular it became a permanent addition, with the Prometheus Statue and the Christmas Tree providing one of the most familiar backdrops in the world.