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Where to Go Ice Skating In & Around Clifton Park, NY

The Clifton Park area is a great place for ice skating in winter! When the weather gets cold, local ponds provide natural ice rinks for skating and hockey. Prefer to skate indoors? There are indoor arenas in the region as well.

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The Capital Arena (Clifton Park, NY)

Editor's Note (1/4/2021): The Capital Arena is currently open for public skating in January 2021 every Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm-3:50pm.

The Capital Arena is located at 16 Clifton Common Boulevard in Clifton Park. This local indoor arena has designated times for public skating all winter and two full-size NHL sheets of ice. Rental skates are available. They also offer figure skating and learn-to-skate lessons.

Capital District YMCA - Bethlehem (Delmar, NY)

Editor's Note (1/4/2021): At this time, the ice rink is only open for group rentals. We will update this section when more info is announced.

Visit the Capital District YMCA - Bethlehem in Delmar for one of their public skating sessions. Pricing is affordable for YMCA members and non-members, and their other programs include Learn to Skate, open hockey, and leagues.

Saratoga Springs Ice Rinks (Saratoga Springs, NY)

Editor's Note (1/13/2021): The Saratoga Springs Recreation Department is offering weekend Family Skate, Family Stick, Open Public, and Open Stick sessions at the Weibel Avenue Ice Rinks. Participants must register and pre-pay online.

Located on Weibel Avenue in Saratoga Springs, just about 15 minutes from Clifton Park, are two indoor ice skating rinks. The Weibel Avenue Ice Rink is an Olympic-size rink, and the Vernon Arena is a NHL-size rink. A variety of public skating sessions are offered, and their pro shop has skate rentals and skate sharpening services.

Schenectady County Recreational Facility (Schenectady, NY)

Editor's Note (1/4/2021): The Schenectady County Recreational Facility is currently closed to public skating. We will update this section when more info is announced.

The Schenectady County Recreational Facility is home to a state-of-the-art ice rink that has served residents and visitors for years. Typically, the ice rink offers public recreational skating, ice hockey, and figure skating programs.

The Empire "Skate" Plaza (Albany, NY)

Editor's Note (10/15/2020): Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-21 Empire "Skate" Plaza season has been canceled.

This popular rink is located at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. It's an outdoor ice arena that offers free skating, events, and skate rentals.

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