A roller-skating rink outside the TWA Hotel at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City will reopen next month.
TWA Hotel has recently announced that its Roll-A-Rama at the Runway Rink will open once again, starting April 15th through November 1st.
TWA Hotel’s Roll-A-Rama at the Runway Rink details
Weather permitting, the 44-by-56 outdoor roller rink, which is made up of 2,668 checkered tiles, will be welcoming guests every Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and every Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Each session is 50 minutes long, giving guests enough time to take a spin on the tarmac around the TWA Hotel’s 1958 Lockheed Constellation “Connie” airplane, while retro tunes play in the background. Admission for one skate session is $20 per adult and $16 per child under 12. Rentals of the four-wheeled quad skates are included.
Though guests can always bring their own skates, the skates available for rentals are disinfected after every usage. Socks are required and may be purchased at the cabin or at The TWA Shop in the lobby. Since the hotel has a limited quantity of helmets for rent, guests are encouraged to bring their own helmets.
Given the limited capacity of the rink, tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and cannot be bought in advance. Guests must also have a credit card in order to purchase tickets.
The Roll-A-Rama occasionally hosts private events, like roller-skating parties. So, guests must check out the TWA Hotel website ahead of their planned visit to see if there are any private events scheduled at the rink.
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