The Roller Rink at Canalside is Back for the 2022 Season

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on August 10, 2022
Photo courtesy of Buffalo Waterfront

If there is one thing we love about Canalside, its the ability to enjoy downtown Buffalo year-round. From the ice rink in the winter months to pedal boating in the summer, Canalside is the epicenter for entertainment in Buffalo. With fall approaching, Buffalo Waterfront Management Group has announced the return of the outdoor roller rink at Canalside!

The opening night at the Roller Rink on 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.


New: The Buffalo Holiday Market

New this year, The Buffalo Holiday Market will host approximately 20 vendors at the rink on a weekly basis. Vendors will line the canal area adjacent to the skating surface, showcasing the best of Buffalo’s crafts, goods, and specialty products. 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.

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Waterfront

Returning this Year:

  • Theme Skate Nights every Friday night including Pride Skate benefitting the Pride Center of Western New York, Soul Train Night, 90’s Night, Salsa Night, and more!
  • Silent Disco skates
  • Skating lessons provided by the 716 Rollers every Saturday from 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
  • Special programming with the 716 Rollers and Women Against Violence Everywhere
  • Group skate and party packages

Thanks to the generosity of the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY, discounted or free skate passes will be made available 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


Photo courtesy of Buffalo Waterfront


  • $6 for adults
  • $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

Hours of Operation:

August 12, 2022 – September 5, 2022:

  • Monday: 12:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
  • Tuesday: 12:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
  • Wednesday: 12:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
  • Thursday: 12:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
  • Friday: 12:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
  • Saturday: 12:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

September 7, 2022 – October 30, 2022:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
  • Thursday: 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
  • Friday: 4:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.
  • Saturday: 12:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Special Hours:

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

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

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Written by Step Out Staff

A group of Step Out Buffalo team members worked together to create this post from research and writing to editing and imagery. Thanks for reading!

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