Next week, a new roller skating rink called the High Line Rink will open underneath High Line Park, and will be open for a limited time this summer, from Thursday, July 28th to Monday, September 26th, 2011. Made for All by UNIQLO, the High Line Rink will be one of the only open-air roller-skating venues in Manhattan, with regularly scheduled theme nights and other fun public activities for New Yorkers and visitors of all ages. Admission will be free for the first 500 people on the first two days of operation thanks to UNIQLO.
Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and James Corner Field Operations, in partnership with HWKN, the High Line Rink comprises 8,000 square feet within The Lot, a temporary public plaza below the High Line at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue. The High Line Rink expands the existing public amenities at The Lot, which include a rotating series of food trucks, a beer and wine bar, and an ongoing series of free public events.
The High Line Rink will be operated by Friends of the High Line and United Skates of America. Regular admission to the High Line Rink will cost $10 for children under age 13 and $12 for adults. Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult. The admission fee will be waived for non-skating parents or guardians accompanying children under age 13. The admission fee will include a pair of rental skates, and will not be waived for guests who would like to use their own roller-skates and roller-blades. A portion of the proceeds from admission fees will support the ongoing maintenance and operations of the High Line, which is funded entirely by private funding raised by Friends of the High Line.
For more information, visit: www.thehighline.org