Lifestyle Roller skate the summer months away at these New York City spots Get ready to do some skating this summer. Photo Credit: iStock By ETHAN LEAVITT. Special to amNewYork June 3, 2014 12:32 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Get ready to do some skating this summer. The retro activity is having a moment, thanks to two new outdoor roller skating rinks in Brooklyn. Of course, the pastime has also been going strong since the mid-1990s in Central Park, since the formation of the Central Park Dance Skaters Association. If you're looking to lace up, we break down some of the options, both new and old, for you. LAKESIDE, PROSPECT PARK (Open Wednesday-Sunday) 171 East Dr., Prospect Park, 718-462-0010, lakesidebrooklyn.com Admission: $6 weekdays, $8 weekends Skate rental: $6 Skates for rent: 4-wheel Music: A mix of classic dance music along with picks from the Billboard Hot 100 Concessions: Find hot dogs and nachos alongside wonton mahi mahi tacos and fried apple pie at the café Bluestone. Special events: Coming soon is Lakeside After Dark, a DJ dance party every Friday at 8 p.m. Good to know: After getting sweaty rolling around the rink, bring the kids to the water play area to cool off. BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK PIER 2 (Opening late June/early July) Brooklyn Bridge Park Greenway, brooklynbridgepark.org Admission: $5-$8 Rentals: $6 Skates for rent: 4-wheel Music: Billboard Hot 100 Concessions: Grab a bite at Luke's Lobster and No. 7 Sub at the Smoke Stack Building in the Empire Fulton Ferry/DUMBO section of the park or pizza from Fornino at Pier 6, have a sit-down meal at the Brooklyn Bridge Garden Bar at Pier 1 or grab light fare and artisanal lemonade from Lizzmonade Brooklyn at the Pop-up Pool at Pier 2, which opens on June 27. Special events: Once open, the rink will host roller hockey practices and games and roller derby matches. Good to know: Free skate sessions will be held Mondays and Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon. CENTRAL PARK CIRCLE (Most Saturdays and Sundays from 2:45-6:45 p.m.) Enter at Central Park West and West 72nd Street or Fifth Avenue and East 72nd Street, cpdsa.orgAdmission: FREE Rentals: $15 (two hours), $20 (four hours), $25 (all-day) from the nearby Skate Truck (includes helmet, wrist guards, knee pads, elbow pads, park map and equipment bag) Skates for rent: 4-wheel Music: A mix of disco, funk, jazz, house music and pop Concessions: In the park, head to the Boathouse Restaurant overlooking the lake (East 72nd Street and Park Drive North) or sit-down or express service, or get an order to go at Le Pain Quotidien (mid-park at 69th Street). Special events: Rotating DJs come through to provide the tunes. Next up: DJ Ray Vazquez on June 7. Good to know: Dancers without skates are welcome to party, too. By ETHAN LEAVITT. Special to amNewYork Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.