Central Park ice skating rink will transform in summer to ‘DiscOasis’; Nile Rodgers serving as its ‘groovemaster’

DiscOasis, from June 16 through Oct. 1 — with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Niles Rodgers serving as the chief curator and “Groovemaster.”

The DiscOasis is touted as an immersive musical experience offering nightly skate times and programs featuring theatrical performances and an array of live DJs, artists and special guests. There’ll also be open skate sessions on the 18,000 square-foot rink during daytime hours.

The venue’s vice president and general manager Stefanie Tomlin said the space will be “a vibrant, diverse and inclusive” and “bolster New York City’s economic recovery.”

General admission will range from $17-$23.

Rendering of Disco Oasis Central Park

The reimagined rink is a new version of an event at Los Angeles’ South Coast Botanic Gardens last year that was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “the party of the summer.”

“I think that New York is gonna blow that away, which is crazy because that was my own thing,” Rodgers told The News after Tuesday’s unveiling, which Mayor Adams also attended.

Rodgers, a lifelong New Yorker, has sculpted timeless dance hits for stars like David Bowie, Diana Ross, Madonna, Daft Punk and Lady Gaga through a five-decade career. He said his agents at Creative Artists Agency eagerly recruited him for the reinvented entertainment business model.

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