Bounce! Roll! Skate! Roller Rink at Canalside Opening Soon!

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group (BWMG) has  announced that the canals at Canalside will be converted into a giant roller rink that will open on August 20 and roll through the fall season to October 31. 

At more than 30,000 square feet, the Roller Rink at Canalside, in partnership with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, will be the largest outdoor roller-skating rink in New York State. 

The seasonal attraction, which will host community and school groups, themed skate nights and be free before 5 p.m. on Fridays, will add to the diverse offering of low-cost, family-friendly programming available at Canalside.  

Admission is $6 per adult and $2 for children age 13 and younger.  Roller skate rentals will be $4.   


Hours of Operation 

August 20, 2021 – September 6, 2021

•Mondays-Thursday: Noon to 7 p.m.

•Fridays: Noon to 10 p.m.

•Saturdays:10a.m. to 10 p.m.

•Sundays: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 


September 7, 2021 – 

October 31, 2021

Mondays-Tuesdays: Closed (except the holiday on Monday, October 11: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)


3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

•Fridays: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

•Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sundays: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Roller Rink at Canalside will be a place for Buffalo-area children and families to come and experience a new sport for free, or for a low cost, in a fun atmosphere through targeted programming initiatives.  

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