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Ice Skating | Ice Hockey |Indoor and Outdoor Rinks

 All Grafton ListingsRensselaer

 Grafton Ice Skating | Ice Hockey |Indoor and Outdoor Rinks

12082, State Park, Grafton, NY, activities, attractions, Things to Do, Beach, Biking, Boat Launches, Boat Rentals, Bridle Path, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Nature Trails, Playgrounds, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing, Ice Fishing, Ice Skating | Rensselaer Grafton Lakes State Park

518-279-1155 
  Grafton Lakes State Park, 2,500-acres in size, is located at 100 Grafton Lakes State Park Way, Grafton, NY 12082, Rensselaer County in upper-Hudson Valley.

From NYSParks: "Grafton Lakes State Park, on the forested plateau between the Taconic and Hudson Valleys, includes six ponds and nearly 2500 acres. Long Pond has a large, sandy beach, which is a popular summer attraction. Anglers can go after rainbow and brown trout in Long, Second and Shaver Pond. Pickerel, perch, and bass are abundant in all ponds including Mill Pond and walleye are found at the Martin-Durham Reservoir. All ponds have launch facilities for canoes, sailboats and rowboats, electric boat are allowed. Visitors also picnic, walk the nature trails, and hike, bike or ride horses along the 25 miles of park trails." Grafton Lakes State Park | Rensselaer  website and more . . .
 All Schodack Landing ListingsRensselaer

 Schodack Landing Ice Skating | Ice Hockey |Indoor and Outdoor Rinks

12156, volleyball nets, horseshoe, Things to Do at Schodack Island Park, Biking, Boat Launches, Fishing, Grills, Hiking, Hunting, Nature Trails, Picnic Tables, Playgrounds, Playing Fields, Winter Activities, Cross-Country, Ice Skating | Rensselaer Schodack Island State Park

518-732-0187 
  Schodack Island State Park, 1,052-acres in size, is located at 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156, 12.7 miles south of Albany, NY in Rensselaer County.

"Schodack Island State Park sits off the eastern shore of the Hudson River just south of Albany. Approximately seven miles of Hudson River and Schodack Creek shoreline bound the 1,052-acre site. A day-use facility, the park has been designated a State Estuary, and a portion of the park shelters a Bird Conservation Area (BCA) that is home to bald eagles, cerulean warblers and blue herons that nest in the cottonwood trees. Schodack Island State Park | Rensselaer  website and more . . .
 All Troy (Rensselaer) ListingsRensselaer

 Troy (Rensselaer) Ice Skating | Ice Hockey |Indoor and Outdoor Rinks

12180, Park and Golf Course, 18-hole public golf course, hockey arena, playground, attractions, Troy, NY, public skating, Things to Do at Frear Park, Golf Course, Hockey Rink, Ice Rink, Playground, golf course, Nature trails, Walking trails | Rensselaer Frear Park and Municipal Golf Course

518-270-4553 
  Frear Park and Municipal Golf Course, a 247-acre park, offering an 18-hole public golf course, hockey arena, playground and more attractions, is located at 155 Oakwood Ave., Troy, NY 12180 in Rensselaer County.

In addition to the Frear public golf course, the park offers a hockey rink also used for public skating. The rink opened in 1974 and was the first enclosed ice rink in the area. In 1979, improvements were made by adding a lobby and extra locker rooms. Frear Park and Municipal Golf Course | Rensselaer  website and more . . .

12182, Ice Skating Arena, Ice Arena, Ice Activities and Attractions, Outdoor Ice Rink, Ice Skating, Adult Skating, Public skating, Skating Lessons, Ice Hockey, Ice Hockey, Pickup Hockey, Session Puck, Youth Hockey Clubs | Rensselaer Knickerbacker Ice Arena

518-235-7761 
  The Knickerbacker Ice Arena is located at 191 103rd Street, Troy NY 12182, Rensselaer County in the Hudson Valley. Knickerbacker Ice Arena | Rensselaer  website and more . . .

12180, Park and Ice Arena, Troy, NY, Things to Do at Knickerbacker Park & Ice Arena, Baseball Field, Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating Arena, Oval Track, Playground, Soccer Field, Softball Fields (3), Tennis Courts | Rensselaer Knickerbacker Park & Ice Arena

518-235-7761 
  The Knickerbacker Park and Ice Arena is located at 103rd Street & 8th Ave., Troy, NY 12180 in Rensselaer County. Knickerbacker Park has been around since the late 1920s. It is a popular recreation spot for area residents and has many recreational uses such as baseball, soccer, track, and more. The Ice Arena was built in 1990. Since its construction, the arena has been home to many junior and pro level hockey clubs. Knickerbacker Park & Ice Arena | Rensselaer  website and more . . .

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Ice Skating | Ice Hockey
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Ice Skating and Ice Hockey in Rensselaer
Visit this up-to-date list of ice skating rinks in Rensselaer . 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 Rensselaer
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 Rensselaer 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 Rensselaer; 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 Rensselaer.
Indoor Ice Skating
Enjoy a longer ice skating and ice hockey season at indoor skating rinks available in Rensselaer 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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