Rollerskating at The Standard, High Line Opening in May

From the tarmac at John F. Kennedy International Airport to famed Rockefeller Plaza, New Yorkers are spoiled for choice when it comes to roller skating in the city this spring. Soon they will have one more. A roller skating rink arrives right next to the High Line, the famous elevated park that stretches from Gansevoort Street in South Chelsea to 34th Street.

The rink will open in May as a brand new facility at The Standard, High Line hotel. In authentic roller-skating fashion, it will feature a 1960s-inspired design with a shiny white track surrounded by quirky seats and black-and-white checkered decor. Skaters can enjoy the rink seven days a week, from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

With a capacity of 136 people, the roller rink at the Standard, High Line will organize parties and special events to make the skating experience more memorable. Disco nights, drag shows and themed skating nights will alternate in the rink’s weekly lineup, and special hours will be set aside for children’s and adult-only skating times.

Along with the skating rink, the hotel will launch a 60s-themed restaurant. Filled with tasty snacks, the menu will include dishes like The Standard Hot Dog and Disco Fries. Additionally, cocktails will be served in a portable beverage pouch, allowing guests to skate while sipping on a refreshing drink.

Roller-skating enthusiasts can rent skating gear for $3 at the Skate Shack, which will also have Roller Rink t-shirts, bandanas, tube socks and patches for sale. Additionally, the store will sell a custom collection of skates from Brooklyn and Portland-based skate store Five Stride.

Admission tickets to the rink will cost $12 per person. For more information, you can visit The Standard, High Line website.

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