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Empire ”Skate” Plaza – Part of Winter at the Plaza

January 7 @ 12:00 pm - March 15 @ 8:00 pm

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!

905 Bus

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.


January 7 @ 12:00 pm
March 15 @ 8:00 pm
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