Lasker Rink

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Looking down from East Drive

Lasker Rink is located in the northern part of Central Park in the New York City borough of Manhattan, just south of the 110th Street entrance between 106th and 108th Street. It opened in 1966 and lies between Harlem Meer and the East Drive.[1]

Lasker is used as a swimming pool in the summer and a hockey rink during the winter, the only such convertible facility of this type.[1] In the winter, Lasker Rink is open from October through March. Lasker is home to Central Park Ice Hockey, public skating and skating schools. Central Park Ice Hockey, is offered on two rinks where hockey leagues play 4 x 4 ice hockey. Teams can be coed and are separated based on skill level. Alan Strachan is the Director of Central Park Ice Hockey, Lasker Rink.

Looking up from Harlem Meer

Lasker Rink is also host to Ice Hockey In Harlem (IHIH) a non-for-profit whose objectives are to combine classroom diligence with hockey. Volunteers act as coaches and participants play in games.[2]

Lasker is known by New Yorkers as less crowded and more economical than Wollman Rink.


  1. ^ a b "Central Park Is Open for Skating". New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. December 11, 2001. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  2. ^ Williams, Lena (December 20, 2000). "Hockey; Program for Youngsters in Harlem Opens Books and Opens Doors". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-10-08. 

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