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 Albany Ice Skating | Ice Hockey |Indoor and Outdoor Rinks

12203, Park, Albany, NY, playground for toddlers, Things to Do at Buckingham Lake Park, Benches, Park is situated along a lake, Playground, Walking / Jogging | Albany Buckingham Lake Park

518-434-5699 
  Buckingham Lake Park is located at Berkshire Blvd., Albany, NY 12203 in the Capital City. The park offers a lovely setting along the lake, a playground for toddlers, and a walking path. Buckingham Lake Park | Albany  more . . .

12208, ice skating in cold weather, Albany, NY, Buckingham Pond | Albany Buckingham Pond

 
  Buckingham Pond, offering ice skating and ice-hockey in cold weather, is located at Colonial Ave. and Berkshire Blvd., Albany, NY 12208 in Albany County. The City of Albany checks the ice on Buckingham Pond to be sure that the ice is thick enough for skating.
    Check for signs prohibiting skating. Otherwise, you're free to skate.
Buckingham Pond | Albany  more . . .

12202, Skating Rink, Skating Rink, ice skating rink | Albany Swinburne Ice Skating Rink "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey"

518-438-2406 
  Swinburne Skating Rink, is located at 810 Clinton Ave. and Manning Boulevard, Albany NY 12206, Albany County in the Hudson Valley.

From Swinburne: "Our Skating Rink provides an all weather protected ice skating rink for City residents from December through March. Free parking is available at Bleecker Stadium (immediately next door to the rink.). The rink is available to rent out for private parties. The Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey programs are now available free of charge for kids ages 5 through 9." Swinburne Ice Skating Rink   "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey" | Albany  website and more . . .
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12054, Ice Rink, YMCA Ice Rink, indoor rink facilities, Ice Activities, Public Skating Sessions, Ice Skating, Figure Skating, Figure Skating Lessons, Ice Skating Lessons, Ice Hockey, Ice Hockey Lessons, Adult Ice Hockey, Youth Ice Hockey | Albany Bethlehem YMCA Ice Rink "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey"

518-439-4394 
  Bethlehem Area YMCA Ice Rink is located at 900 Delaware Avenue, Delmar NY 12054, Albany County in the Hudson Valley. The Bethlehem YMCA Ice Rink, founded in 2004, is a NHL regulation sized rink and is one of only six YMCAs in the country with indoor rink facilities. The ice rink is open seasonally from October 1 to March 31st. Bethlehem YMCA Ice Rink   "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey" | Albany  website and more . . .

12054, activities, family, Delmar, NY, pool complex, tennis and basketball courts, pavilions, fitness trail, playing fields, volleyball courts, shuffleboard, a dog park, playground, ice skating rink, sledding hill, cross country skiing, snowmobiling | Albany Elm Avenue Park

518-439-4955 
  Elm Avenue Park, offering activities for the whole family, is located at 445 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054, Albany County.

From Bethlehem: "The town's largest park is located on Elm Avenue, one-fourth mile south of the Delmar bypass (Route 32). The park includes a pool complex, tennis and basketball courts, pavilions, fitness trail, playing fields, volleyball courts, shuffleboard, a dog park, and a playground. The basketball courts and four tennis courts are lit at night beginning in late May until late October. Winter facilities include a large ice skating rink, sledding hill, cross country skiing, and an area for snowmobiling." Elm Avenue Park | Albany  website and more . . .
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 Loudonville Ice Skating | Ice Hockey |Indoor and Outdoor Rinks

12211, Hockey Facility, Ice Activities, Camps and Training Schools, Programs for the Physically Challenged, Ice Skating, Figure Skating, Public Skating, Ice Hockey, Adult Ice Hockey, Youth Ice Hockey, High School and College Hockey | Albany Albany County Hockey Facility "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey"

518-452-7396 
  Albany County Hockey Facility, offering recreational and competitive activities, is located at 830 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville NY 12211, Albany County in the Hudson Valley.

From Albany County Hockey: "The Albany County Hockey Facility offers a diversified program of recreational and competitive activities geared toward all segments of the population. The facility is open 10 1/2 months yearly and averages over 110 hours of activity per week." Albany County Hockey Facility   "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey" | Albany  website and more . . .

12211, Park, playground, playing fields, basketball courts, Loudonville, NY, farmer's market, biking, hiking and walking trails, nature walks, ice skating, Things to Do at Crossings of Colonie, Picnicking | Albany Crossings of Colonie Park

518-783-2760 
  The Crossings of Colonie, a 130-acre passive park, offering playground, playing fields, and basketball courts, is located at 580 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211 in Albany County.

About Crossings of Colonie: "Welcome to The Crossings. Whether you are a town resident looking for an extraordinary setting in which to walk, bike, fly a kite or enjoy a relaxing picnic with friends or family, or a local company seeking a tranquil, yet convenient location to hold an important business meeting, The Crossings of Colonie has it all. Situated in the heart of Colonie just a stoneís throw from the hustle and bustle of Wolf Road, the 130 acre passive park features a pond, acres of meadows, marshy wetlands and extensive wooded and wildflower areas - all of which are connected by 6.5 miles of multiuse trails for walking, running, biking and in-line skating that wind across the natural landscape. The Crossings of Colonie is a place that must be visited and explored to truly appreciate its peacefulness, diversity and beauty." Crossings of Colonie Park | Albany  website and more . . .
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12180, Ice Arena, public ice skating, Hudson Valley Community College, Conway Ice Rink, ice surface, Spectator seating for 1,000, Public skating, skate shop, Ice time, Ice Skating Lessons | Albany Conway Ice Rink "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey"

518-629-4829 
  Conway Ice Arena, offering public ice skating, is located at Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy NY 12180, Rensselaer County in the Hudson Valley. Conway Ice Rink   "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey" | Albany  website and more . . .

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Ice Skating and Ice Hockey in Albany
Visit this up-to-date list of ice skating rinks in Albany . Ice skating offers one of the best things to do on a cold day. Both kids and adults find ice skating in the open air invigorating and great exercise. Go to your local indoor or outdoor ice skating rink for family fun during cold winter days. For a great first date or fun family day during the cold days of winter - go ice skating in the park and enjoy a traditional cold weather activity thatís still at the top of the list of Best things to do in winter .

Click to enlarge photo of Ice Skating on park pond.

Click to enlarge photo of Ice skating on park pond. One of the best things to do on a cold winter day is to go ice skating or play ice hockey in the open air. Many parks offer evening skating, so bring a thermos of hot chocolate, your skates, and bundle up for winter fun on the ice.

Ice Skating in Albany
Ice skating and ice hockey is available at many town parks. Ice Skating outdoors is invigorating and a wonderful experience with some outdoor rinks offering skate rentals, public skating, figure skating, freestyle skating, skating lessons, ice hockey, open hockey, stick time, and birthday parties on the ice.

Both indoor and outdoor skating provide great exercise. Outdoor ice skating offers a wonderful way to enjoy a brisk cold winter day. Before going to your outdoor skating rink in the park, call ahead to be sure the rink is open as outdoor skating rink schedules may change based on weather conditions. You may also want to check if skate rentals, food, drinks, and a warming shelter are available.

Free Winter Things to Do
If your local park has a pond or lake, they may have free ice skating in the winter. Visit a park in Albany offering ice skating in cold weather. If you have your own skates, ice skating at your local park is an affordable day out and fun for the kids and family. Many local parks do not charge for skating on their frozen lakes and ponds. Check that signs are posted by the town park indicating that it is safe for ice skating; bring a thermos of hot drinks, a few healthy snacks (nuts and seeds are healthy and hold up in all kinds of weather) and have a great time!

To find a place to ice skate in Albany; select by location or name from the page of ice skating rinks displayed above. Before skating, be sure your ice skating experience is safe by reading Important Ice Skating Safety Guidelines offering safety tips for kids and adults.

Select a place to go ice skating from this list of indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks in Albany.
Indoor Ice Skating
Enjoy a longer ice skating and ice hockey season at indoor skating rinks available in Albany or nearby counties. In addition to times for figure and free style skating, indoor rinks usually offer times for additional activities on the ice. Public sessions and skating camps are often available. For hockey players, both young and adult, many indoor ice skating rinks offer ice hockey sessions, youth hockey camp, and lessons for beginners of all ages.

First Date Ideas
Ice skating is a great idea for a first date. Ice skating is relaxing and fun, gives you a chance to talk over a warm drink of hot chocolate, romantic in outdoor venues in the park, and a good way to break the ice (sorry).

Winter Birthday Party Ideas
One of the best winter birthday party ideas is to plan an ice skating party. Everyone loves outdoor skating surrounded by trees, nature, with a thermos of hot drinks close by. Indoor rinks are also a good way to enjoy a winter birthday party. Many indoor rinks offer special birthday party packages.

Ice Skating Safety Tips include:
  • Do not skate or walk on ice unless a sign is posted by your town Park or Recreation facility designating the ice as a safe-skating area.

  • Never walk on any frozen water or water surface unless official signs are posted as to the safety of these areas.

  • Children should never be left unattended near any ice or frozen water.

  • If you hear cracking while on ice, lie down immediately and try to distribute your weight.

  • Teach your kids to learn how to fall properly to avoid injuries.

  • All hockey skaters should wear proper safety equipment, including helmet, knee and elbow pads.

  • If you witness someone falling through ice, never attempt to make a rescue by yourself. Call for help

  • Do not allow body checking. According to the Centers for Disease Control, ice hockey is the second leading cause of winter sports injury among children, and most injuries are a result of body checking.


  • Learn more about Ice Skating Safety at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh




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