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Eye-popping disco skating rink boogies into Central Park this summer

The wheeled variant of boogie fever continues to be going round. 

One more curler skating rink is coming to NYC. On the heels of JFK Airport’s TWA Lodge reopening its Roll-A-Rama venue and Rockefeller Middle swapping its blades for wheels on the new Flipper’s Curler Boogie Palace, gross sales have launched for Central Park’s new DiscOasis, with basic admission tickets starting from $16 to $65. 

The “immersive, musical and theatrical curler disco expertise” will open on June 16 on the Park’s Wollman Rink, the place it should stay by means of Oct. 1, in accordance with a press launch. Created by “experience-based” manufacturing studio Constellation Immersive in partnership with Los Angeles Media Fund and occasions promoter Reside Nation, the boroughs’ latest wheeled dance venue will supply not only a place to skate but additionally “theatrical performances,” in addition to reside DJs, artists and particular visitors. 

Skaters carry out on the DiscOasis press convention on Tuesday.
Getty Photographs for The DiscOasis

Hit-maker Nile Rodgers, the Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame inductee who co-founded frunk group Stylish (of “Le Freak” fame), will function the DiscOasis’ official “Groovemaster.”

“I assume any individual had mentioned, ‘Nile is a roller-skater.’ And the producers known as me up instantly. I mentioned, ‘Oh, man, I’d like to program the music,” Rodgers, 69, told Gothamist. “I try to clarify it to individuals, like even after I skate now — and more often than not now I skate alone — however you’re feeling so free. It’s virtually like individuals who parachute soar or one thing, you’re feeling such as you’re flying.”

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Stacie George, Geoff Gordon, Nile Rodgers, Thao Nguyen, Stefanie Tomlin, Angela Yee and Nancy Hunt pose with skaters on the DiscOasis press convention at Central Park’s Wollman Rink on Might 10, 2022.
Getty Photographs for The DiscOasis

The Wollman Rink “oasis inside an oasis” may also function a “glittering curler rink fantasia as its centerpiece,” designed by the Tony Award-nominated David Korins, and lighting design by the award-winning David Weiner, in accordance with the discharge. There may also be meals and beverage service, though a menu has but to be launched. 

Whereas this would be the DiscOasis’ virgin run in New York, it beforehand loved a sold-out 2021 run at a Los Angeles botanical backyard.

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