As you might have heard, it has been quite cold this week in New York City and Shackman Associates has an “icy” idea when planning a winter-time corporate meeting. Go skating! While Manhattan has three popular ice rinks, they get very busy with tourists and are not a great option for corporate meeting groups.
We suggest considering the Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. This new facility replaces the late Wollman Rink, which has become an eyesore along with its parking lot that was out of place. This is the first major venue added to the park since the end of the nineteenth century, and the architects went retro in the design to create a nostalgic atmosphere one would find in the early 20th Century. It’s rectangular roof also makes it the only partially covered skating facility in New York City.
The LeFrak center is only minutes from new boutique hotels that have opened recently in Brooklyn and is just blocks from hot dining establishments in Park Slope. It is further proof that the Borough is providing more options than ever for corporate meeting and destination incentive groups.