The Rink at Rockefeller Center
A roller skating rink in the heart of NYC.
Now closed for the season. Until next spring, join us for ice skating at The Rink at Rockefeller Center. 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
When does Flipper’s at The Rink open and close for the season?
Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace at The Rink at Rockefeller Center is open from mid-April until mid-October. For any updates, opening and closing dates, and for information about events, community nights and programming at Flipper’s throughout the season, please check our Instagram page here.
How do I gain admission to Flipper’s at The Rink?
What is your skating policy for children?
Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied on the roller rink by an adult also wearing skates. Children under the age of 13 must be supervised by a non-skating adult.
Are tickets refundable?
What happens if I purchased a ticket and it rains?
In the event of rain, the rink may close for the entire day or reopen after the rain passes, depending on the weather forecast and the determination of management as to the rink’s condition. If we are closed during the time of your ticket, you are welcome to come for another available session or ask for a refund.
What happens if Flipper’s at The Rink is closed?
In the event that the rink is closed, ticketholders will receive a message alerting them to the closure and what the next steps are regarding their tickets.
What if I’m running late?
Skate time is 60 minutes from the arrival time on your ticket. Late entry is permitted, but total skate time might be reduced for late arrivals, subject to rink capacity.
Is The Rink wheelchair accessible?
The Rink at Rockefeller Center is an ADA-compliant facility. Wheelchair users are welcome to participate on the rink and staff assistance is available if needed. The entrance to The Rink is located just west of 5th Avenue on 50th Street, through the lobby of 620 5th Avenue and down the elevator to the concourse level.
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.