The 7,200-square-foot McCarren Rink will shut down on Sunday, January 5, according to the Open Space Alliance, after hosting 16,000 skaters in its first-ever season since the rink opened in November. (Previously, we didn't know when North Brooklyn's ice rink desert would return.) OSA adds that it will use the seven-week stint to evaluate attendance, public feedback, the number of jobs it could provide and exposure it could give to local businesses, and, oh, a little thing called revenue... in order to bring the rink back next year. With funding already secured from City Councilman Stephen Levin, the OSA plans to purchase its own equipment for winter 2014-15, rather than rent. Every New Yorker's dream, right? And skaters can always head southeast to Prospect Park's new Lakeside for more rink time.
· McCarren Ice Rink Opens [Curbed]
· Zamboni Arrives At McCarren Pool, Brooklyn's Newest Ice Rink [Curbed]
· North Brooklyn Will No Longer Be 'An Ice Rink Desert' [Curbed]