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LeFrak Center at Lakeside Open for Outdoor Ice Skating

November 27, 2020 Prospect Park Alliance
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BROOKLYN, November 27, 2020 — Prospect Park Alliance and Upsilon Ventures, the operator of the LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park, announce the start of the 2020 outdoor ice skating season starting today, Friday, November 27. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the facility will be operating with limited capacity and timed tickets for 90-minute sessions.

The LeFrak Center at Lakeside is one of Brooklyn’s most popular destinations, with year-round activities including ice skating in the winter months; boating, biking and roller skating in spring through fall; and water play in the summer months. The LEED-certified facility offers 30,000 square feet of pristine skating surface on connected covered and open air rinks, with scenic views of the Prospect Park Lake.

In addition to timed, open skating sessions, starting in December the LeFrak Center at Lakeside will open its Skate School offering private, semi-private and group lessons in figure skating and hockey, and modified league play for hockey and curling. Lakeside is also available for birthday parties and other celebrations. The facility will follow all COVID-19 regulations set by set by all relevant federal, state and national authorities, including a mask mandate and social distancing requirements. For more information, visit

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Skating Hours + Admission:
Daily Open Skate with 90-minute timed-admission sessions.
Friday-Saturday: 9 am – 9 pm
Sunday-Thursday: 9 am – 7 pm
Skate Admission:
Weekdays (Monday-Friday until 4 pm): $7.50 
Weekends (Friday starting at 4 pm-Sun) + Holidays: $11  
Skate Rentals: $8

Please note that hours are subject to change, and the rink is open rain or shine. Visit the Prospect Park website for up-to-date information.

Lakeside Skate School
Based on the U.S. Figure Skating Learn-to-Skate USA and Aspire programs, Skate School and Skate Academy offer programs for figure skaters of all ages and abilities from beginner to advanced figure skaters. The Future Islanders and Go Rangers hockey programs provide learn-to-play instruction, including the basics of skating, stick-handling, passing and shooting. The Lakeside Hockey Academy develops a player through to league play. Lakeside also offers hockey clinics and leagues for youth and adults. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hockey is limited to instruction, practice, clinics and controlled play. In addition, Lakeside is offering private figure skating and hockey pods upon availability and request, as well as private and semi-private lessons. Programs will kick off in December, and information will be posted shortly on the Lakeside website.

About the LeFrak Center at Lakeside
The LeFrak Center at Lakeside
 is the largest and most ambitious project in Prospect Park since its creation over 150 years ago. Spanning 26 acres, this $74 million restoration by the Prospect Park Alliance transforms the southeast corner of Prospect Park into a popular scenic and recreational destination. The Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside offers ice skating, figure skating, curling, and hockey in the winter, and roller skating, biking, boating and water play in the warmer months. The Bluestone Cafe at the Chase Pavilion provides light fare and beverages year round. Learn more at

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