The return of roller skating at Canalside - Buffalo Rising

2022-07-23 04:02:20 By : Ms. Ashily Xiong

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After a successful inaugural season in 2021, roller skating returns to Canalside, thanks to a partnership between Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY and the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation. The kick-off for the roller skating season is August 12, 2022.

“Every season at Canalside features a wide array of healthy, fun and accessible options for the community to enjoy. As the Official Health Plan of Canalside, we are thrilled to support this one-of-a-kind roller-skating experience for all who visit,” said Michael Ball, Vice President, Community Affairs, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York.

“After seeing so many members of the WNY community come out and enjoy the Roller Rink at Canalside last season, we are excited to build on that success and introduce even more ways to enjoy the late Summer and Fall season at Canalside,” said Lauren Moloney Ford, General Manager, Buffalo Waterfront Management Group.

Along with the return of skating, BWMG has some other things planned for attendees, including a new market that coincides with the skating season. BWMG has partnered with Buffalo Holiday Market, to launch a pop-up market that will features upwards of 20 vendors on a weekly basis, rink-side.

Vendors will be open every Friday 4:00p.m – 9:00p.m., Saturday 1:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. and Sunday 1:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.

Returning this year are crowd favorites including:

The opening night at the Roller Rink on Friday, August 12, 2022 will feature special guest P.U.S.H., celebrity skate instructor, from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. alongside a DJ, games, and the opening of the Buffalo Holiday Market. This special event is made possible through the 716 Rollers.

Admission to the Roller Rink is $6 for adults and $2 for children 13 and under. Patrons can bring their own roller skates or rentals are available for $4. Roller blades are not permitted at the Roller Rink.

The Roller Rink will be open through October 30, 2022 the following hours, weather permitting:

Monday, October 10, 2022: 12:00p.m – 8:00p.m.

Thanks to the generosity of the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY, BWMG is able to offer discounted or free skate passes to non-profit or educational organizations. Organizations interested in experiencing the rink as a group at a reduced admission price are encouraged to reach out to

For the most up to date information on the Roller Rink at Canalside, visit

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator of Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival. Coming soon... 'fig' Fashion Show. Contact Newell Nussbaumer |

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