Flipper's Roller Boogie Palace has returned!
Join us for roller skating this season at The Rink at Rockefeller Center.
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The Rink at Rockefeller Center

Roller skating in the heart of NYC.

The Rink at Rockefeller Center is getting ready to roll. Experience Flipper's Roller Boogie Palace—the legendary L.A. roller rink from 1979, reinvented for NYC in 2022. Skate by day or night alongside live DJs and the buzzing backdrop of the city. Open April through October.

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Monday–Wednesday: 12pm–10pm
Thursday–Saturday: 12pm–12am
Sunday: 12pm–10pm

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The Rink is located at Rockefeller Plaza between 50th and 49th Streets.
New York, NY 10020
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Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace at The Rink at Rockefeller Center is open from mid-April until mid-October. For updates, opening and closing dates, and information about events, community nights and programming at Flipper’s throughout the season, follow us on Instagram.

Tickets are required. You can purchase tickets online here or in person at The Rink.

Children are welcome. Those 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.

All ticket sales are final and cannot be refunded, except in the case of rain, regardless of how long you stayed at The Rink. If you need to reschedule, please contact [email protected]

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 management's assessment of The Rink’s condition. If we're closed during your ticketed time slot, you're welcome to come for another available session or ask for a refund.

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.

Your allotted skate time is 60 minutes, starting 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.

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 Rink 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.

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