Big thanks to Eddie Mark CB13 District Manager for coming up with the idea several years ago. I remember him mentioning this at development meetings numerous times. Besides the rollercoaster and carousel rides, the fireworks, and the countdown at the Parachute Jump, in my opinion having the ice skating rink open on NYE is the best idea yet! I think people would love to go skating before and after midnight. And on New Year's day as well.
It makes Abe Stark Skating Rink an integral part of the Coney experience every year. A great idea by Eddie!