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Located in Clove Lake Park in Staten Island.
The rink is situated lake-side in the park
and is enclosed in a giant white bubble, similar to a tennis bubble.
The entrance to the facility is a circular brick
building adjacent to the bubble.
Inside the lobby is a wonderful display of Lionel trains.
Why it is there is anybody's guess but it definitely adds
character and it's fun to watch.
Also within the circular building are the
snack bar, skate rental, vending machines and rest rooms.
To get to the rink you need to leave the building through the doors
marked "Not An Exit."
This will place you in the area where the coin lockers (50 cents) are.
Then pass through revolving doors into the heated bubble to get to the
Inside the bubble are two rinks, Rink A and Rink B,
right next to each other on the same sheet of ice.
One is for the advanced skaters and the other is for beginners and
The ice was smooth and soft;
obviously well maintained as they resurfaced it in the middle of the session.
There isn't a parking lot but there seemed to be ample free parking in the
Everyone must sign a waiver before being allowed to skate.
Those under 18 need an adult (parent) to sign it, as well -
either at the rink in the presence of rink personnel or
the signature must be notarized.
-- written Feb 4, 2000 (last visit before write-up Jan 16)
-- updated Oct 25, 2001
See the City of New York/Parks & Recreation web site for more information.
Last updated Feb 19, 2007.