New York City Area Rinks and Rhythm Skating
If you’re looking to learn how to keep up with the best skaters at the rink, Skaterobics is the perfect place to start! Skaterobics has turned roller skating into a fun and surprisingly easy workout which is intended for adults of all ages. The classes are accessible to beginner, intermediate and advanced skaters by covering the basic fundamentals then moving into the dance portion of the workout. Skates are available for attendees use at all class sites. Sessions are held at HotSkates rink in Lynbrook and St John’s Rec Center in Brooklyn.
Located just outside of NYC in Lynbrook, Long Island, HotSkates Rink is one of the best spots for old school style roll bounce and R&B. With DJ D and other great DJs spinning the new with the old, you will find all the great skaters here on Friday nights. They also have adult sessions on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Branchbrook Park Rink
The drive to Newark, NJ is well worth it on the first Thursday of every month when the regions best skaters come together for adult night. Branchbrook also hosts adult night on Sunday.
Prospect Park Lakeside Rink
One of the few rinks in the five boroughs, this rink is partially outdoor and open during the spring, summer, and fall. The best night to visit is Friday for Lola Star’s themed Dreamland Roller Rink events.
Pier 2 Brooklyn Bridge Park Rink
Another seasonal NYC rink option.
Street and Park Skating
Millennium Skate Park/Owls Head – One of the few NYC skate spots with a bowl, features a 6-foot deep combi-bowl with a double coping spine.
Riverside Skate Park – One of the very few vert skating spots in NYC featuring a 10 foot wooden half pipe with vert as well as a mini half pipe.
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Pier Park (St. Johns, Portland) – Huge concrete park with pools and a 20-ft full pipe.
Luuwit View Park (NE Portland) – Great 8 foot bowl for quad skates long with a bigger drop in.
Jim Griffith Memorial Skate Park (Tigard) – Two large flow bowls, mini bowl, concrete dinosaur, rotating volcano top, and street features.
H.M. Terpenning Recreation Complex (Beaverton) – Half cement and half wood ramps and a small pool.