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Empire ''Skate'' 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, Jan 16, 2022
See Below for Dates & Times
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Phone:(518) 473-6299

The tremendously popular Empire State Plaza Ice Rink in Albany will be open to the public throughout the 2021-2022 winter season.

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 Hannaford Free Skate Rental Saturday courtesy of Hannaford Supermarkets. Amenities include 25 cent locker rentals and refreshments in the glass pavilion adjacent to the rink.

2021-2022 Regular Hours of Operation:

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

2021-2022 Holiday Hours:

  • Christmas Eve
    • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Christmas Day
    • CLOSED
  • New Year's Eve
    • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • New Year's Day
    • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Event times and information subject to change and not guaranteed.