World's Fair Ice Skating Rink

Unisphere   Unisphere   World's Fair photo
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Closed for good as of April 2008.
There is/will be a new ice rink in Flushing Meadows Park.

Indoors, seasonal - Located in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens. There is a nice view of the Unisphere built for the 1964 World's Fair - bring your camera. The ice is well maintained, smooth, and medium hard. The music is OK and Walkmans are allowed. Subway - #7 train to Shea Stadium - 10 minute walk through park to rink. Drive - Grand Central Parkway to Flushing Meadows Park. Free parking is available. There is a skating school if you need lessons. Coin lockers are available and cost 50 cents. Skate rental is also available. There are vending machines for soda and snacks. Warning: Everyone must sign a waiver before being allowed to skate. Those under 18 need an adult (parent) to sign it, as well.
-- written Nov 3, 1997 (last visit before write-up Oct 15)
-- updated Oct 25, 2001

See the City of New York/Parks & Recreation web site for more information.

Last updated Sept 21, 2008.

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