2021 Ice Skating Roundup | Capital District Moms

Ice Skating in 2021


Saratoga Spa State Park

Posted on their Facebook page on 1/7/2021:“***Ice Rink Update*** The weather seems to finally be cooperating and we are in the process of making ice for rinks. Please note: it will take several days for the ice to set up. Only ice skating will be permitted. Hockey games and organized play is not permitted. We will have two rinks to help with social distancing. Face coverings are mandatory.”

Click here to visit Saratoga Spa State Parks’ Facebook page.


Buckingham Pond

Albany, NY

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Washington Park Lake

Albany, NY

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Grafton Lakes State Park

Posted on their Facebook page on 1/8/2021: “The cold weather has finally smiled upon us up at Grafton Lakes. All ponds are open for ice activities! 1/8/2021, Long Pond (beach) – 7.25 in, Long Pond (boat launch) – 7 in, Mill Pond – 6.5 in, Second Pond – 7.25 in, Dunham Reservoir – 6 in, Shaver Pond – 6.5 in, White Lily – 6.5 in”

Click here to visit Grafton Lakes State Park’s Facebook page.


Capital Arena

Clifton Park, NY

Open for public skating in 2021

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Saratoga Springs Ice Rinks

Listed on their website – Public Skating Information (as of 1/8/2021):
We are planning on offering the following sessions beginning Saturday, January 16th:
Family Skate
Family Stick *new*
Open Public
Open Stick
Participation will be limited and will require registration through Community Pass.

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The Town of Bethlehem (Elm Avenue Park)

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Indian Meadows Ice Rink

Information on website “The rinks are open as of today 1/8/21 and will be open as long as conditions allow and will be cleared of snow as soon as possible after a storm event.”

Glenville, NY

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Town of Moreau (Harry Betar Park)

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“Villagers have built an outdoor ice rink at Fort Hardy Park.”

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Gavin Park

Wilton, NY

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Dynamite Hill Recreation Area

Chestertown, NY

Click here to visit the Dynamite Hill Recreation Area’s Facebook page for more information.








Below is a list of places that have offered ice skating in past years; however, many are closed or aren’t offering public ice skating due to covid.


Albany County Hockey Facility

Bethlehem YMCA – At this time the Bethlehem Area YMCA Ice Rink is only open for group rentals.

Cool Insuring Arena – Cool Insuring Arena will remain closed to the public until further notice.

Empire State Plaza – Closed for the 2020-2021 season

Glens Falls Recreation Center

Hockey Hut Training Center

Hudson Valley Community  – The Conway Ice Rink is closed for the winter 2020-21 season.

June Farms

Messa Rink at Union College

Schenectady County Recreation Facility



Click here to view more pictures of Buckingham Pond taken in January 2021.



If you know of any other facilities or ponds that are open for ice skating, please send an email to [email protected]



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