JFK Airport’s TWA Lodge ‘Runway’ curler skating rink is again

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This skate venue is ready for takeoff. 

JFK Airport’s TWA Lodge is about to open its Roll-A-Rama skating venue for the second 12 months in a row this weekend. 

Positioned beneath Connie, the retro lodging’s restored 1958 Lockheed Constellation airplane-turned-cocktail lounge, the 44-by-56-foot Runway Rink will in all probability be open weekends from this Friday, April 15, via Nov. 1 from 4 to eight p.m. Saturdays and noon to eight p.m. Sundays, local weather permitting. 

“Functionality is restricted, and tickets could be discovered on a major come, first served basis,” well-known the rink’s website. “Tickets can’t be purchased upfront and would possibly solely be purchased with a financial institution card.”

Skate lessons are 50 minutes prolonged and worth $20 per grownup and $16 per under-12-year-old child. 4-wheel skate leases — which are disinfected every utilization — are included inside the value of admission, and individuals who have their very personal pair are welcome to ship them. A restricted number of helmets are moreover accessible for rent, although skaters are impressed to ship their very personal. Socks are essential and could also be launched from dwelling or bought on the resort. A full line of TWA-branded merchandise will also be obtainable for buy on the resort’s on-line retailer. 

The 44-by-56-foot Runway Rink will in all probability be open weekends via Nov. 1.
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Skate lessons are 50 minutes prolonged and worth $20 per grownup and $16 per under-12-year-old child.
TWA Lodge

Together with the seasonal, 2,668-tile rink, the “experiential” TWA Lodge moreover choices a variety of traditional Nineteen Sixties autos parked all via, a Twister Room and a sequence of interactive pop-up museum shows curated by The New York Historic Society, along with a 1962 entrance room recreation. Meals selections moreover consists of The Sunken Lounge, which overlooks the rink, and Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Paris Café. 

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The 512-room resort and momentary skate venue reopened as an homage to its former self in 2019, after sitting unused since 2001.

The 200,000-square-foot concrete-and-glass terminal first opened in 1962, however whereas considered a masterpiece of latest design it was “functionally old-fashioned the day it opened” as a result of it was designed for old-school propeller planes and by no means jets, developer Tyler Morse informed The Put up in 2019. The terminal thus struggled to cope with plane website guests via every little thing of its existence until TWA lastly shut it down on the flip of the century.