Rollergirls and boys, get ready to lace up! There's a new roller rink coming to town, and this one looks pretty funky indeed—it's outside underneath the High Line.
The High Line Rink will take over The Lot at 30th Street near the northernmost tip of Phase II—the one that's currently occupied by that crazy neon "Rainbow City"—starting on July 28 and running through September 26. It clocks in at around 8000 square feet and will feature DJs and old-school rentals to "bring back that old feeling of people who grew up going to roller-skating rinks for birthday parties," said Robert Hammond, the High Line's executive director and co-founder. However, aesthetically it doesn't look very retro, it's made from orange and white construction barriers around an asphalt floor.
The rink was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and James Corner Field Operations, in partnership with HWKN and UNIQLO, who will have a "glowing cube" where visitors can shop for clothes. The Rink will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with an admission fee of $10 children and $12 for adults, which includes a pair of rental skates, should you for some reason not have your own.