Wollman Rink NYC Officially Reopens!
With buzz and pleasure in the air, the iconic Wollman Rink NYC formally reopened to the public beneath new operators Wollman Park Companions, LLC (WPP). WPP hosted a grand reopening of the rink with the theme of constructing the rink extra welcoming and accessible to all New Yorkers as lauded in its catchy new slogan, Come Surprise. Come All.
Variety, inclusion and accessibility are WPP’s central pillars. They’ll reinvest all revenue again into the rink, programming, and operations. They’ve fashioned a strong partnership with a number of group organizations to make sure that the house is actually a spot for everybody, together with Determine Skating in Harlem, Ice Hockey in Harlem, YMCA, Inexperienced Metropolis Drive, Melba Wilson and Nice Performances, and The Boys’ Membership of New York. Collectively, they’re planning to host a variety of occasions and programming, together with public periods, youth programming with group companions, cultural occasions, and celebrations, and extra.
WPP and its group companions have been joined at a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Mayor Invoice de Blasio and NY elected officers, NYC Parks, group teams, and the public to have a good time the grand re-opening of the historic ice skating venue in Central Park. “Each winter season, New Yorkers and visitors alike head to Central Park to skate and create memories to last a lifetime,” stated Mayor Invoice de Blasio. “I’m thrilled Wollman Rink is back and better than ever under new management. I thank all of our partners for working together to deliver an inclusive and accessible experience for all.”
Wollman Park Companions is providing discounted pricing to extend accessibility to the rink by way of its Wollman Rink Entry Program (WRAP). This program is designed to assist present entry for New Yorkers who haven’t traditionally been in a position to afford to go to the rink. WRAP tickets will value $14 every and embrace admission, skate rental, and a scorching chocolate. WPP is actively working to increase its present group partnerships and enhance WRAP’s attain over the coming months.
The grand reopening ceremony was stuffed with dynamic and various musical, skating, and dance performances, that includes determine skater and actress Sierra Boggess, US junior silver ice dancing medalists Oona and Gage Brown, Ice Hockey in Harlem, Determine Skating in Harlem, Broadway Youth Ensemble, Wollman Academy Skaters, trumpeter Summer season Camargo and the Jazz at Lincoln Heart Academy ensemble, and Dnay B and the Harlem Parade. For the grand finale, Dnay B choreographed a signature Wollman Wobble ice skating dance for all to study and carry out collectively.
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The newly-updated rink received some ice cool upgrades, together with a brand new clubhouse, The Wollman Rink NYC Artist Mission, that includes murals painted by artists from throughout all 5 boroughs (together with one on the Zamboni), and a culinary program that shall be reasonably priced, scrumptious, and signify the variety of NYC meals by the rink’s unique meals companions, Nice Performances and Harlem’s Melba Wilson of Melba’s Restaurant.
“Wollman Rink is an iconic destination and a classic New York City experience, and its reopening is a milestone in our recovery from the pandemic,” stated NYC Parks Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff. “We are thrilled that Wollman is reopening for New Yorkers and tourists to enjoy this holiday season, and we look forward to working with Wollman Park Partners as they revitalize and operate the rink with inclusivity at the forefront.”
NYC households will love that WPP is dedicated to offering equitable alternatives and entry for all guests to take pleasure in the house. “As the new stewards of Wollman Rink, along with Related and Equinox, we have put inclusivity at the heart of everything we do,” stated Josh Harris and David Blitzer, Founders of Harris Blitzer Sports activities & Leisure. “It is our mission to make Wollman Rink as equitable as possible so that more families, children, New Yorkers and visitors can access and enjoy this venue for decades to come. This is an historic moment for New York City, and we are so glad to be a part of it.”
Tickets at the moment are on sale at wollmanrinknyc.com for the skating season. For extra details about the companions, public skating, the skate faculty, the artist undertaking, and extra, and to buy tickets, go to wollmanrinknyc.com.