There are several options for year-round skating here in Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park, Schenectady and Glens Falls, but ice skating just seems more appropriate to me during the winter. A perfect School Vacation week activity. If you need skates, I’ve provided details below on where you can rent. If you’d like to purchase, try Play it Again Sports in Latham. They have a nice selection of skates in all sizes. We took Robby last year (he was 2) and although we had to do a bit of dragging him along, he still talks about how fun it was! Kids love ice skating and it can be a very memorable activity.
Lace up your skates and hit the ice!
30 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs
$4 admission for members/$5 non-members/$3 for kids
Two outdoor rinks; One off of the Avenue of Pines and a second near Victoria Pool.
Free, and open until the lights go off.
16 Clifton Common Boulevard, Clifton Park NY
Cost is $5 regular admission and $3 for kids under 3
$3 for skate rental
1 Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls
$4.50, Seniors & Children (under 12) $3.50
Indoor skating rink, public skating open throughout the winter, rentals available ($3.00)
- Crandall Park in Glens Falls
Upper Glen Street, Route 9, Glens Falls, NY 12801
Outdoor ice skating, lighted rink, warming hut and restrooms. Free
5 Tower Road, Glenville, NY
$4 general admission/$3 kids under 5 – skate rental $3
The ice rink offers a wide range of recreational skating, ice hockey and figure skating programs for all ages.
- Empire State Plaza Ice Rink in Albany
Skating opens for the season on Friday, November 23 at 11 a.m. and will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Each Friday of the season, including opening day, will feature free skate rentals, courtesy of one of the rink’s presenting sponsors Hannaford Supermarkets. Skating is always free.
Skate Rental: $3 for children under 12 and $4 for adults. Skate rental will be available whenever the rink is open.
Amenities: Full-service snack bar; skate lounge with lockers for personal items; and music.
For a list of other local Ice Skating Spots in, check out AlbanyKid.com‘s post: Ice Skating in the Capital Region