The fashion crowd now has a summer answer to this past winter’s Standard Hotel ice rink. Now, starting next Thursday, there will be a cute little roller skating rink nearby under the High Line, thanks to Japanese retailer Uniqlo.
New Yorkers willing to brave the heat for some old-fashioned roller skating and other fun activities can head to the former parking lot on 10th avenue and 30th street from July 28 to September 26. And, if you’re one of the first 500 people on either of the first two days, you can get in for free! Uniqlo is also erecting a pop-up shop that will, according to the press release, be “glowing” adjacent to the rink. Here’s what this will all look like:
Apparently, Uniqlo has enrolled in a two-year partnership to “support the ongoing maintenance and operations of the High Line.” With two new locations set to open this fall, this is another way to expand their presence in New York City, kind of like how Topshop and All Saints have both sponsored summer outdoor activities in NYC in the past.
Of course, we also can’t help but wonder if this means they could be eying the High Line area for a future permanent store. With other major retailers like Urban Outfitters and Nordstrom rumored to be opening up shop there, it would not be that surprising.
The High Line Rink will be open daily, from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM Sunday through Wednesday, and 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM Thursday through Saturday. Regular admission is $10 for children under age 13 and $12 for adults. Skates included in price.
Also, some designer should totally throw a Boogie Nights themed fashion week after party up in this place.