Abe Stark Rink

Surf Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Coney Island


A favorite of schools, leagues and community members of all ages, this rink, which opened in 1970, is a Coney Island winter staple. Open only on the weekends during cold weather months, the rink offers private skating classes as well as public skating, a nice alternative to riding the Wonder Wheel in the summertime. Who is Abe Stark, you ask? A three-term Brooklyn borough president who served in the '50s and '60s and was so revered, he became known as "Mr. Brooklyn."

Photo: Joe Cingrana

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