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Skate the Plaza

January 11 - January 20

Where: Empire State Plaza

Cost: $4 skate rentals (bring quarters for locker)

Travel: take bus #114, #10, or #12 downtown


Now in its 8th year, the tremendously popular Empire State Plaza Ice Rink is open daily from Noon – 8:00 p.m. (closed for maintenance from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and skating is free. Located in the shadow of Albany’s majestic State Capitol, amenities include lockers, skate rentals, and refreshments.

Rentals are available whenever the rink is open and cost $3 for children 12 and under and $4 for adults. A photo ID is required to rent skates. Every Saturday is Free Skate Rental Day courtesy of Hannaford Supermarkets. The 2018-19 season will feature an assorted line-up of special events including instructional clinics!



January 11
January 20