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Retro Roller Rink Getting a Second Go Around

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Rollerskating is making a come back in Brooklyn.

After closing its Coney Island location in 2010, the retro roller-rink Dreamland and its creator Lola Star will host skaters again.

Dreamland Roller Disco nights will now be held at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park, which opened this past winter.

But the rink's revival is not the only good news: Brooklyn Bridge Park Rink is also set to open it's doors at Pier 2.

Star says she's very excited.

"It's amazing. It's an exciting day for Brooklyn rollerskating culture. There really is this amazing culture of roller skaters in New York City and in Brooklyn. And now we have 2 venues to skate at. It's great," Star said.

"I think rollerskating has just been in the background for a period of time. What's old is new. And what's retro is cool. So kind of bringing back the concept of the fun, the excitement and entertainment value of roller skating," said Upsilon Ventures Senior Vice President of Marketing Monty Ross.

Both rinks will open for business Friday.

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