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Empire ''Skate'' Plaza - Part of Winter at the Plaza

people skating in front of the capitol building
people skating with the egg in the background
people skating with The Egg in the background
people skating in front of the plaza
a different picture of people skating in front of the plaza
people skating in front of the plaza with some sort of fire in the foreground
three people at an ice rink
When: Today until Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Phone: (518) 473-6299

Now in its 9th year, the tremendously popular Empire State Plaza Ice Rink is open daily from Noon - 8:00 p.m. and skating is free. The rink closes for maintenance at certain times depending on the day, please see the full hours breakdown below. 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 Saturday courtesy of Hannaford Supermarkets. The 2019-20 season will feature an assorted line-up of special events including instructional clinics!

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday through Friday
    • 12:00 - 3:30pm
    • 4:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday
    • 12:00 - 2:00pm
    • 3:00 - 5:00pm
    • 6:00 - 8:00pm

*Note: The Ice Rink will remain open until March 15, 2020, weather permitting.

Directions

  • I-87 south to I-90 east: I-787 south to Empire State Plaza exit
  • I-87 south to exit 23: I-787 north to Empire State Plaza exit
  • I-90 west to I-787: south to Empire State Plaza exit
  • I-90 east to I-787: south to Empire State Plaza exit

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