Lace up your skates for a day on the ice at this 17,000 square-foot pavilion. Let your hair down at this huge skating rink as ... More
Abe Stark Rink
Lace up your skates for a day on the ice at this 17,000 square-foot pavilion. Let your hair down at this huge skating rink as you practice your moves. Abe Stark Rink gets a good crowd, but there is plenty of room for anyone who wants to practice their moves. The rink is open only on weekends, from October through March. Cash only.
I played at Abe Stark in the 1970's when the rink was brand new. We would play in front of a huge crowd on Tuesday nights at 9PM. It was great, not only the hockey, but the whole atmosphere.
It is good to see that the rink of my childhood is still serving the new generation of Brooklyn "Stars".
We live in Brooklyn and spent many hours at this rink. Initially we went early in the season, when it was not so crowded and it seemed like folks had not remembered to go skating. In October and November, we had a great time. As the season progressed, however, the rink became increasingly crowded. The teenage skate guards do little to keep inexperienced skaters safe from the fast hockey players who zip up and down the ice at full speed. During public sessions, there are several coaches who give lessons in the center circle. This lesson space is not respected by the buzzing kids on hockey skates. It is dangerous, even for experienced skaters like our family. That said, their hockey team program is terrific, and a NYC Parks and Rec lesson program through the USFSA for figure skaters is also very good and inexpensive.
I was there on a Saturday and this rink was really packed. If you want to practice some moves and not just cruise around in circles, this is not the place to be. It is also a bad place to learn because there is practically no space on the ice.
The place looks very old and poorly maintained (like many other things on Coney Island). The bathrooms had no paper towels and only cold running water, not to mention the lack of any soap! I give it 2 stars only because I did get 2.5 hours of skating on decent ice for my 13 bucks (8.00 ticket + 4.50 rental + 0.50 locker). For great family fun on ice look elsewhere.
Hi , I am Elizabeh Reznik. I love that it is big and has a lot of space to skate. The admission is cheap and so are the ice skate rentals. The staff helps if you are hurt or fall. It is such a great service and I can't wait to go again.
Hello I am Michael Chernyak a goaltender for one the house teams and, boy is it good. Its fun,exciting and very cool. The staff is great because they teach great and they teach in a fun way. You could learn how to play hockey very fast. This is the best skating rink ever.
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