If you love roller skating, you'll be able to skate in downtown Buffalo at Canalside starting today. The roller rink will offer different themed nights every Friday. If you want to learn to skate, you'll be able to do that Saturday mornings. Every Friday through Sunday the rink will host a Buffalo Holiday Market. You can also book the rink for private events, including birthday parties or corporate functions.
The Roller Skating Rink At Canalside In Buffalo Will Be Open Now Through October Of 2022
August 12, 2022 - September 5, 2022:
Monday through Thursday - 12 to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday - 12 - 10 pm
Sunday - 12 to 8 pm
September 7, 2022 - October 30, 2022:
Monday and Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday and Thursday - 4 to 7 pm
Friday - 4 to 10 pm
Saturday - 12 to 10 pm
Sunday - 12 to 8 pm
The prices for skating at the rink are $6 for adults and $2 for children ages 13 and under. Admission does not include the cost of skate rentals which is $4 if you do not have your own skates. Inline-style skates are not allowed.
You can find more information here.
5 Fun And Exciting Things To Do In Buffalo’s Downtown Area
While you and your family are downtown at Canalside, you might as well make a day trip out of it. Here are some other fun things you can do that are just a short drive or walk from Canalside.
1. Buffalo Heritage Carousel
44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY 14202
The Buffalo Heritage Carousel is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 12 to 5 pm. The cost is $1 to ride. There are also several displays that tell the story of the Carousel's history.
2. Buffal-O Ferris Wheel
359 Ganson StBuffalo, NY 14203
The Buffal-O Ferris Wheel at Riverworks is opening this weekend. It's been a long time coming for the ride, which was supposed to open last year.
3. Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum
263 Michigan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203
The museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. Tickets, which can be purchased at the museum, are $15 for adults and seniors. Admission for children ages 12 and under is $7.
The Museum is here to remind the people of Buffalo—and the world—that Buffalo, NY was once an influential city of industry and producer of outstanding vehicles. The Museum’s mission is to preserve and showcase this legacy. You are invited to come along for the ride.
4. Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum
130 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202
The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Tickets for adults and children (ages 1 & up) are $11. Children under age 1 are free.
A world-class children’s museum that celebrates the power of child-led play has arrived at Buffalo’s doorstep. With four floors of fun to explore, the 43,000 sq. ft. museum sits at the crossroads between replica canals and bridges that have become year-round community destinations. The museum reflects that sense of place with thoughtfully crafted exhibits that help children develop a deeper sense of our world, our community and their place in it in a fun and engaging way for children and adults alike.
5. Buffalo Bike Tours
I had the opportunity to join a Buffalo Bike Tours ride. Marc Moscato, the founder and tour guide of Buffalo Bike Tours, led the way. We were joined by a family and a couple of guys visiting from Toronto. Even though it was raining and we were soaked, I really enjoyed it. I felt like a tourist in Buffalo, learning new things about the history of the city.
Buffalo Bike Tours leads food tours, history tours, and sightseeing tours. Sample the best chicken wings, learn our amazing history, or take out one of our bike rentals.
Check out the various Buffalo Bike Tours rides here.