Unfortunately, there will be no ice skating in Prospect Park Brooklyn until the winter of 2013 at the earliest.
Due to construction, the Prospect Park Wollman Rink has been closed, permanently. It will NOT be open for ice skating in winter 2012-13.
Fare thee well, old Wollman Rink in Brooklyn.
But here's the good news! Construction has begun on the new and improved facility, renamed Lakeside. It promises to offer bigger and better ice skating facilities. And it will be a year-round "destination for recreation, relaxation, and events."
For news and update about Lakeside, see the official website.
Skaters who are desperate for a spin on the ice might check out places to go ice skating in Manhattan, including elegant Rockefeller Center and wonderful Central Park, and a couple of indoor rinks "deep," as they say, "in Brooklyn.".