Ice skating spots

ice skaters on Buckingham Pond

Skaters on the frozen pond (in this case, Buckingham, in Albany).

One of our favorite things to do during the winter is ice skate. So we've put together a listing/map of ice skating spots around the Capital Region.

The listing includes outdoor spots -- in the event we ever have a real winter again -- as well as indoor facilities, so you have a place to lace the skates no matter the condition of the outdoor ice. There are 20 places on the list -- all around the Capital Region -- so you're probably not far from at least one of them.

Know of a spot not on the list that we should include? Please share. We'll add it to the list.

Comments

Thanks for finding all this info out and displaying it a nice and easy place to check back at later. :-)

We have a lovely little skating spot on the Ballston Spa recreation field. It's well-lit & free (i think). They had a hard time keeping it up due to the weather last year, so i'm not sure if it's there yet, but it might be worth checking out.

The field is between Eastern Ave & Hyde Blvd. -- the skating area is on the Eastern Ave side.

Don't forget Frear Park Ice Rink
Frear Park Road, Troy, NY 12180
Phone:(518) 266-0023

It's a nice rink.

@Julie: Thank you for the suggestion.

@Cathleen: I'll have to do some double checking on Frear. When we were compiling this info, the impression I got during a phone call about Frear was that it wasn't currently open for public skates because of hockey. I'll check again.

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