You can now skate your way through your next layover at JFK Airport in New York City. The Roll-A-Rama roller skating venue at the TWA hotel is opening Easter weekend.
This is the second year for the Roll-A-Rama. It’s a 44-by-56-foot rink designed to look like a runway. You can find it beneath the hotel’s cocktail lounge, Connie. Roll-A-Rama will only be open on the weekends, weather permitting.
You can grab a ticket to skate for 50 minutes for just $20 per adult and $16 for children under 12 years old. Skate rentals are included in that price, but you are welcome to bring your own wheels if you have them. Capacity will be capped, so tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the ticket window; you cannot buy tickets in advance.
The 200,000-square-foot former TWA Terminal opened in 1962, but was built to handle propeller planes, not jets. Eventually, TWA shut it down in 2001, and it sat empty until the hotel opened in 2019. Now, the retro hotel has 512 rooms, two restaurants, plus the airplane-turned-cocktail lounge. There are also a variety of items throughout the hotel paying homage to the building’s past. You’ll find vintage cars from the 1960s, a Twister Room, and a rotating set of exhibits put on by the New York Historical Society.
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