Grab your skates — a new roller rink is opening up at The Rink at Rockefeller Center this spring!

Created in partnership with Tishman Speyer and Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace, the rink will bear the Flipper’s name and is the latest element in Rockefeller Center’s campus-wide redevelopment. This rink is being revived by Liberty Ross, daughter of Ian “Flipper” Ross who ran the original legendary cultural hotspot of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.

Flipper’s will open to the public on April 15 and run through October 2022. This is the first time since 1940 that the Rockefeller Center rink will feature roller skating in the warmer months.

“Roller skating at Rockefeller Center will be a quintessentially New York moment,” said Rob Speyer, CEO of Tishman Speyer. “We are thrilled to welcome Flipper’s as a partner in transforming the Rink Level at the Center, and can’t wait to see everyone out there.”

“Our goal is to build world-class spaces where everyone is welcome; spaces where connection and self-expression roll free, without judgment or prejudice,” explains Ross, Co-Founder, Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace. “It’s my hope to support the amazing roller skating community and the future of the sport, while welcoming the curious to the freedom and fun that is roller skating. Flipper’s is—and always has been—a place for individuality, experimentation, joy and respect.”

The original Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace was a