From the Times Ledger:
A Brooklyn-based sports and events center announced plans last week to open an outdoor skating rink this month in a parking lot near the Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale.
Kevin McCabe, founder and chief executive officer of Aviator Sports and Events said the company would be temporarily opening and operating a 70-foot-by-130-foot ice skating rink in the “Marshalls lot” between 81st and 82nd streets on Cooper Avenue. The rink will be in business from mid-November to mid-March.
“We thought it would be fun to give it a try,” McCabe said.
McCabe said the exact opening date of the skating rink has not been determined since Aviator is still going through the permitting process. The current plans now are to temporarily install a rink as well as a large carnival-style slide which will be coated with ice. There will also be booths that will sell snacks and hot drinks like hot chocolate and coffee, places where people can buy Christmas merchandise, benches for people to sit and a Christmas tree.
“It’s more like a winter park, a Christmas park type of thing,” McCabe said.
The Atlas Park rink will join the City Ice Pavilion in Long Island City and the pool and rink in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.