BSE Global and IMG partner to bring the first ever ice rink to Brooklyn Bridge Park
BROOKLYN (October 4, 2023) – BSE Global and IMG – two leaders in the sports and entertainment industry – today announced that ‘Glide at Brooklyn Bridge Park’ will debut this fall. Together they have created a new partnership with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBP) to launch the first ever ice rink in the park. With tickets on sale from October 6, ‘Glide at Brooklyn Bridge Park‘ will provide the ultimate winter gathering place for both the local Brooklyn community and visitors from all over the world.
‘Glide at Brooklyn Bridge Park’ will be located at the Emily Warren Roebling Plaza and open to the public beginning November 15 through March 1. The new ice rink will showcase spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and be positioned alongside the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Glide will also offer an extraordinary selection of food and beverage from DUMBO’s Time Out Market, one of the most exciting culinary offerings in the city.
“Ice Skating beside the Brooklyn Bridge has been part of the plan since before park construction began in 2008, and we’re thrilled to see this coming to life, providing long awaited winter recreation against a beautiful and historic backdrop,” said Eric Landau, Brooklyn Bridge Park President. “We’re especially excited to offer some reduced and free skate sessions for NYC residents, and we want to thank BSE Global and IMG for their commitment to this project and our partnership.”
Glide will reinvest in the local community by offering 12,000 free tickets to local NYC residents throughout the season, courtesy of BBP. The tickets will be available in limited quantities every Sunday morning from 9 – 11 a.m. and on Tuesday afternoons from 4 – 6 p.m. Local residents will also have access to a number of discounted tickets during both peak and off-peak hours.
Additionally, Glide and BBP will be working with various underserved community groups and schools to provide free tickets throughout the season.
“BSE Global is committed to creating unique entertainment experiences for both the local Brooklyn and greater New York City communities and we are truly excited to bring Glide at Brooklyn Bridge Park to life,” said Sam Zussman, CEO of BSE Global. “We’d like to thank the Brooklyn Bridge Park for believing in our shared vision with IMG to create a fun, family friendly winter activity in one of New York City’s most picturesque and beloved parks.”
“Glide at Brooklyn Bridge Park” promises to become an unmissable event in the fall and winter calendar and we are delighted to become the stewards of Brooklyn’s newest community space and winter attraction alongside our partners at Brooklyn Bridge Park and BSE Global,” said Stephen Flint Wood, EVP and Managing Director of Arts & Entertainment Events at IMG. “With IMG’s extensive experience in bringing best-in-class attractions to life and BSE Global’s roots in the local community, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive public space.”
Tickets will be on sale to the public beginning Friday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. To purchase tickets and learn more about opportunities such as skate school, group outings, corporate experiences and more, visit the official website, glidebk.com
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ABOUT BSE GLOBAL
BSE Global is the parent company of Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Liberty, NBA G League team the Long Island Nets, and NBA 2K League affiliate NetsGC. Through programming, marketing, sales, and operations, BSE Global delivers dynamic content and experiences for fans and audiences.
IMG is a global leader in sports, events, fashion and media. The company manages some of the world’s greatest athletes and fashion icons; owns and operates hundreds of live events annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in licensing, sports training and league development. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company.