skate2A couple of weekends ago in Lydia’s List, I told you about the skate rink that had opened at the new LeFrak Center in Prospect Park. This weekend, I re-lived my days as a six-year-old roller disco queen and gave it a spin. It was great.

The rink, which is on the northeast side of the park, is open until 10pm on Saturdays and I was happy to see it wasn’t too crowded – although I assume it’ll be a different story in the summer. I grabbed some skates, laced them up – and then wobbled to my feet.skate

Clutching onto Ryan, I made it to the rink – and proceeded to complete a couple of loops looking like a newborn Bambi.skate3

skating9But (quite) a few laps later, and I was on a roll (!) – and Ryan showed off some pretty advanced tricks:Ryan2 skate5 skate6
A beautiful routine from Ali and Matt

A beautiful routine from Ali and Matt

I wasn’t as good as six-year-old Lydia, but it was actually far easier to pick up than I thought. It’s a great date night or social activity – as well as a deceptive workout. And at $8 for a ticket ($6 on weekdays) and $6 for rentals, it’s far cheaper than going to the pub.

For more info, including prices and times, check out the LeFrak Center’s website here.

One day I will be this good

One day I will be this good