Adirondack Ice Skating: Rinks, Arenas & More
There are several places throughout the Adirondacks where you can lace up your skates and head out onto the ice. Many of them are free to use, and several offer rentals, making them great places for you to try skating for the first time or introduce children to the activity. No matter who you take along, a day spent amid the beauty of the Adirondacks while you glide around on the ice will be a magical and memorable one.
Ready to get started? From Lake George to other areas in and near the Adirondacks, take a look at the list below and plan your next ice skating trip.
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Ice Skating Locations In & Around The Adirondacks:
Dynamite Hill Recreation Center & Nature Trail
Head on over to the Dynamite Hill Recreation Area for all sorts of fun outdoor activities, including cross-country ski trails, bicycling, hiking, snowshoeing, ice skating, snow tubing, and more!
Glens Falls, NY
Crandall Park in Glens Falls is a popular spot for of all ages! In the winter when the pond freezes, it is plowed for free outdoor ice skating and hockey.
Gurney Lane Recreation Area
The Gurney Lane Recreation Area in Queensbury offers a wide range of seasonal fun, including swimming in a pool, mountain biking on a trail network, snowshoeing on nature trails, and much more.
SUNY Plattsburgh Field House
The SUNY Plattsburgh Field House in Plattsburgh, NY has an indoor ice rink that is scheduled for public skating on a monthly basis. Call for more details!
Enjoy seasonal outdoor activities at Fern Perk in Inlet! Features at the park include a warming room, heated restrooms, and an indoor ice skating rink during the winter months.
Cool Insuring Arena
Glens Falls, NY
Formerly named the Glens Falls Civic Center, Cool Insuring Arena is a multi-purpose arena in downtown Glens Falls that features sporting events, concerts, family entertainment, public indoor ice skating, and more.
Saranac Lake Civic Center
Saranac Lake, NY
The Saranac Lake Civic Center is a great place to go for hockey games and public ice skating on certain days throughout winter.
Warrensburg Recreation Field
The Warrensburg Recreation Field is a year-round park. In summer, the park offers basketball courts, athletic fields, a well-equipped playground, a pavilion, and more. In winter, you can enjoy free ice skating. Facilities are carry-in carry-out.
Glens Falls Recreation Center
Glens Falls, NY
The Glens Falls Recreation Center features an indoor ice skating rink that is open to the public during scheduled winter hours. The cost to skate is free, and rentals are available on-site.
Ameri-Can North Sports Center
Ameri-Can North Sports Center features an indoor ice skating rink that is open for public skating on certain days.
Hovey Pond Park
The park is open daily during day-light hours. The fishing pond is stocked annually, for trout, and follows all NYSDEC seasons and laws. The pond is closed during winter months.
This outdoor ice skating rink is available for public use at Sullivan Park in Peru, NY. It is maintained by Peru Youth Commission volunteers.
Olympic Speed Skating Oval & Olympic Center
Lake Placid, NY
Plan a trip to Lake Placid for ice skating at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval and the Olympic Center. Small fees apply to ice skate at both the outdoor and indoor rinks, and rentals are available.
Wilmington Youth Center
The Wilmington Youth Center is a fun recreational site for kids of all ages. During winter, an outdoor ice skating rink is open, weather permitting.
Lewis County Fairgrounds
Located at the Lewis County Fairgrounds is an indoor ice skating rink at the Forest Park Pavilion. It is open for public ice skating and hockey.
Rouses Point Ice Rink
Rouses Point, NY
The ice arena at the Rouses Point Civic Center is typically open from October 1st through March 30th. Public skating is available on certain days for a small fee.
Indian Lake Ski Hill & Skating Rink
Indian Lake, NY
Located in Indian Lake, NY, the Indian Lake Ski Hill & Skating Rink features a free outdoor skating rink that is great for the whole family, sledding and snow tubing opportunities, and a few downhill skiing trails.
Croghan Recreation Park
Croghan Recreation Park features a small village pavilion and an outdoor ice skating arena that is open during winter, weather permitting.
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