Ice Skating in the Summertime comes to Governors Island

Mel’s Rink Governors Island

Ice Skating in the Summertime comes to Governors Island

Brooklyn Heights
Beyond South Brooklyn

Ice skate in the summer sunshine! Mel’s Rink Governors Island will give New Yorkers the rare opportunity to skate during the summer months and is the first outdoor skating opportunity on Governors Island beginning Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Free skating is available on weekdays for the first hour from 10AM-12PM.

Mel’s Rink utilizes state-of-the art synthetic technology to provide skaters with an “ice like” feel unmatched in the industry. The synthetic ice is high density plastic polymer that mimics the properties of real ice, designed for use with traditional ice skates with sharp metal blades. Mel’s Rink performs skate sharpening throughout the day, so every skater has an exceptional experience. Skate sharpening demonstrations are open to the public whenever the rink is open.

Governors Island and Mel’s Rink will announce special programming, on-site food and beverage and special guest skaters at the rink throughout the summer.

For Skate Rentals + Rink Access, the rates are as follows:

$20 for adults

$15 for children

If you bring your own skates, rink access is:

$10 for adults

$5 for children


Monday-Thursday 10AM-5PM
Fridays 10AM-9PM
Saturday-Sunday 10AM-6PM

Ferry Schedule from Manhattan and Brooklyn: