Each Winter as the temperature drops and the snow sticks we compile a list of dry and warm places to skate here in New York. If you’re not lucky enough to migrate here’s some options to escape the Winter of 2016 listed alphabetically.
2nd Nature Mini Ramp (Mamaroneck, NY)
Skateboarder owned & operated 2nd Nature has a mini ramp inside their Mamaroneck shop. Each session will run you $5 and requires a signed waiver. They also offer a monthly pass for $50 and skate lessons at $50 per lesson.
2nd Nature Indoor Skate Park (Peekskill, NY)
2nd Nature has a second location which is primarily a skate park and is definitely worth the trip. Huge space, skate shop on-site and it has a 2nd-floor room dedicated to a micro bowl. Sessions run all week from $12 – $15, they also have monthly memberships available starting at $100 and host birthday parties, camps and private lessons. Make sure to check the schedule and IG @2ntr before heading up.
5050 Skate Park (Staten Island, NY)
5050 Skate Park is Staten Island’s first indoor park and is owned & operated by BMX OG Ed Pollio and his girlfriend Angelica Popolano. Sessions are mixed with more than just skateboarding and will run you around $12 – $20 per day. 5050 is open all week (except Tuesdays) from 3pm – 8pm and Saturdays from 11am – 8pm. Check the 5050 schedule here or follow them on IG @5050skatepark.
Homage Brooklyn (Gowanus, BK)
Homage recently consolidated their skate shop and TF, which now has two mini ramps under one roof. They frequently host skate lessons, camps and host open sessions during shop hours. Follow our event calendar or their IG @homage_brooklyn for upcoming events.
House of Vans Brooklyn (Greenpoint, BK)
The House of Vans is normally a private facility located in Greenpoint Brooklyn but does host open sessions for special events and parties. Each winter they usually host open house skate sessions with free pizza, drinks and do an open mic in the VIP lounge. Nothing confirmed for 2017 yet so check our event calendar or @vansskate for upcoming HOV flyers & dates.
Jamestown Skate Products (Jamestown, NY)
Jamestown is about as west as you can go in New York state and is home to Jamestown Skate Products. Their 20,000 square foot, two-floor location houses a skate shop downstairs and large wooden bowl upstairs. Check their FB or IG @jamestownskateproducts for pics, clips and upcoming events.
Oil City Indoor Skate Park (Oceanside, NY)
Oil City not only houses a street course and a wide mini ramp but it’s known for its indoor vert ramp. It can be slippery at times and has a large scooter & bmx fan base BUT it is indoors. Sessions cost $12 – $23 and run Wednesday through Sunday (closed Mondays & Tuesdays). Check their FB page or IG @oilcityskateparks in advance to make sure you don’t go on a BMX night or crash some scooter contest.
Skate Brooklyn Mini Ramp (Park Slope, BK)
Skate Brooklyn skate shop has two mini ramps right inside the shop. They frequently host events and lessons, follow our event calendar for upcoming flyers. Follow them on IG @skatebrooklyn for pics, clips and upcoming events.
Winter Bowl (Shhh)
Still running strong, the Winter Bowl is a private key-holder spot that includes a mini ramp and a professionally built bowl by California Skate Parks. Hit up some of your old Autumn Bowl buddies to find out more info. Or you can always stalk the place via it’s official Instagram account – @winterbowl.
Forth Union (Asbury Park, NJ)
Making the list as it’s just over one hour south of NYC is Forth Union which houses an indoor bowl and a little street course with stairs, hubbas, qp’s, ledges and Jersey barriers of course. Sessions are $5 daily and they have monthly passes available for $30. Schedule and waiver available on ForthUnion.com. More pics & clips on their IG @fourthunionap.
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