2023 January Guide | Capital District Moms

This guide was created to help make the month of January a little bit easier for you!

Topics:
Ice Skating Roundup (Scroll to the end of the guide for the list)
Snow Tubing Roundup (Scroll to the end of the guide for the list)
Sledding Roundup (Scroll to the end of the guide for the list)

This guide was created to help make the month of January a little bit easier for you!

Topics:
Ice Skating Roundup (Scroll to the end of the guide for the list)
Snow Tubing Roundup (Scroll to the end of the guide for the list)
Sledding Roundup (Scroll to the end of the guide for the list)

9 MILES EAST

Make your week easier with delicious, healthy prepared meals from 9 Miles East. We drop them off at your home each week and you can choose from great soups, salads, entrees, grain bowls and local grocery items. Gluten-free, vegan and paleo options available. Visit https://subscriptions.9mileseast.com/ to order.

64 Excelsior Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Follow 9 Miles East on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-223-9872

AAC FAMILY WELLNESS CENTERS

AAC Family Wellness Centers have been serving the capital region since 1994.  Our doctors are committed to provide the highest quality chiropractic care to improve the lives of the people in our community.  We use the latest technology to detect and correct stress in the nervous system so the body can function and express itself at its highest level.  We serve all ages from birth and beyond.

BALLSTON SPA/SARATOGA
402 Rowland St. Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Phone #: 518-363-0202

 

ROTTERDAM
834 Duanesburg Rd. (Rt. 7) Across from Schalmont Middle School
Phone #: 518-982-1492

Follow AAC Family Wellness Centers on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.

AKIRA MEDICAL IMAGING & WELLNESS

Akira Medical Imaging + Wellness (Akira) offers a full suite of medical imaging, including screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast and pelvic ultrasounds, breast biopsies and DEXA (bone density) scans and support services in an environment designed to take some of the stress out of receiving health care. Akira’s mission is to be warm, compassionate, reliable, attentive partners in the health journey of every person it serves with a vision of providing a new standard in healthcare: not just being cared for—feeling cared for. 

400 Patroon Creek Blvd Suite 104, Albany, NY 12206
Follow Akira on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-239-5200
Email: [email protected]ares.com

CAPITAL DISTRICT YMCA

The Capital District YMCA offers something for all families. From swim lessons to youth basketball to childcare while you work out, our facilities cater to all your needs. As the largest childcare provider in the Capital Region, members enjoy discounted rates and early access to register. Join us today!

LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CAPITAL DISTRICT:
Bethlehem, Glenville, Greene County, Guilderland, Schenectady, Southern Saratoga, Troy, Greenbush & Camp Chingachgook
Follow the Capital District YMCA on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-869-3500

COMPLEXIONS

New Year, Healthier YOU

For a limited time only, receive a COMPLIMENTARY service when you enroll in a Wellness Program!

CHOOSE FROM:
* Refresher Pedicure
* Haircut with a Conditioning Treatment
* Exotic Body Polish
* Nourishing Facial
 

Our specialty Wellness Programs are designed to address specific concerns to help you achieve your beauty and wellness goals and give you the boost you need – while saving you money. Programs include: Restorative Youthful Skin, Pregnancy Pamper, Blemish Control, Age Management, and many more! 

ALBANY
221 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205
Phone #: 518-489-5231
 
SARATOGA
268 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone #: 518-306-5502
 
Follow Complexions on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Email: [email protected]

CROSSGATES

Featuring 150 retail shops……and tons of fun & entertainment for the kiddos….. Crossgates offers something for everyone – all under one roof. Enjoy plenty of stores, restaurants and entertainment venues that you won’t find for miles in any direction like Apple, LEGO, Build a Bear Workshop, 5 Wits, Dave & Buster’s, Apex Entertainment, Get Air, Billy Beez, plus the nation’s top retailers, to experience all that Crossgates has to offer. Whether you’re looking to shop & dine or play & stay, our on-site Tru and Homewood Suites by Hilton dual-branded hotel allows for the best Staycation. Planning your next visit couldn’t be any easier.

One Crossgates Mall Road, Albany NY 12203
Follow Crossgates on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-869-9565
Email: [email protected]

DRAGONFLY & OWL, LLC

Dragonfly & Owl is a sensory gym open to the public for children of all ages and abilities. We offer a variety of programs and events including; Parent’s Night Out, summer camps, open play, birthday parties, holiday themed events, handwriting workshops and a Learning Readiness Program! Our mission is to be a happy and fun place for motivating and encouraging trust, confidence, positivity and potential in growing minds and bodies. Dragonfly & Owl is owned and operated by two occupational therapists who are dedicated to providing children and families the expertise and resources to “soar” to their goals.

140 Main Ave, Wynantskill, NY 12198
Follow Dragonfly & Owl on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-407-5776 

EAGLE ISLAND CAMP

Located on its own 31-Acre Island on Upper Saranac Lake in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, Eagle Island is a youth camp, a National Historic Landmark, and one of the best-preserved examples of Adirondack Great Camp architecture.

31 Acre Island on Upper Saranac
Follow Eagle Island Camp on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-323-9422
Email: [email protected]

GO KIDS

Go Kids is a sports and physical activity program for ages 18 months-9 years old.  Go Kids offers children the ability to develop a love for an active lifestyle through an introduction into a variety of sports such as; soccer, football, basketball, tennis, baseball, hockey, and track and field. Additionally, Go Kids offers school break camps and additional classes for school aged children including; LEGO Club, Strong Kids, and Just for Kicks. Go Kids works to meet each child where they are at to instill a love for being active.

Locations in Saratoga and Clifton Park
Follow Go Kids on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-878-6502
Email: [email protected]

HEALING HANDS CHIROPRACTIC CENTER

(formerly known as Kinkaid Family Chiropractic) 

Your new baby will be here soon and you’re doing everything right, from check ups to nutrition, but do you know about prenatal Chiropractic Care?! Receiving regular chiropractic treatment is one of the most important and helpful areas of prenatal care. We specialize in prenatal, pediatric and whole family care. We have helped many families navigate their way through the aches and pains of pregnancy and post-partum including back and neck pain, headaches, pelvic pain, sciatica & more. See all of the ways Healing Hands Chiropractic Center can help you and your family.

1873 Western Ave Suite 103, Albany, NY 12203
Follow Healing Hands Chiropractic Center on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: (518) 869-8000

New patient paperwork is located on the home page of our website. Once we have had a chance to review it, we will call you to schedule your first appointment. 

NINJA LABS

The Ninja Lab is the region’s premier obstacle course gym and kids fun zone. Swing, climb, leap and soar your way into fitness while learning great leadership skills and building self-confidence that will last a lifetime. Men, women and children alike will have a ball at The Ninja Lab, where Ninja training is for everyone, and fitness is always fun! Our classes, open gyms, birthday parties, camps, and Nerf nights are second to none! Programs for ages 2 and up!

ALBANY NINJA LAB
Crossgates Commons
161 Washington Ave Ext-104B, Albany, NY 12205
Follow Albany Ninja Lab on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-608-4725
Email: [email protected]

 
 
 
SARATOGA NINJA LAB
9 Stonebreak Rd-Suite 3, Malta, NY 12020
Follow Saratoga Ninja Lab on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-289-5942

PLAY HOLLOW

Play Hollow is a children’s retail and community-play space which values eco-friendly and fair trade practices, celebrates diversity, and offers products and programming that center around loving and taking care of ourselves, each other, and our Earth.  We have a collection of bilingual/bicultural books, natural toys and apparel, as well as children’s classes and parent workshops both virtual and in-person to support every stage of the family journey.

40 Front Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Follow Play Hollow on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-309-3517
Email:  [email protected]  

SARATOGA CHILDREN’S THEATRE

Saratoga Children’s Theatre is a nonprofit organization that has served the youth of our community for over a decade! In addition to MainStage shows and Summer Camps, we have several upcoming classes and workshops for all ages. Join us for a puppetry workshop where you’ll create your own puppet character and learn how to use it in performance, or check out our week-long courses over February break! Our popular Rising Stars program returns for the week, and for the first time we’re offering a course on costuming in which students will design a costume from start to finish, culminating in a runway for family and friends to show off the finished products. For more information, please visit our website, www.saratogachildrenstheatre.org and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with any new programming! Any questions can be sent to [email protected]

Classes and Events take place at 615 Maple Ave Suite 3, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 
Follow the Saratoga Children’s Theatre on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-886-8800
Email:  [email protected]

THE LITTLE GYM OF COLONIE

Our Little Gym classes will help your child channel their boundless energy and reach developmental milestones in a structured environment. Your child will flip at the chance to tackle new challenges and make some great friends along the way. You will be amazed when you see your child beaming with pride at their new accomplishments! Now is the perfect time to check out our cozy indoor class opportunities for ages 4 months-12 years.

471 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211
Follow The Little Gym of Colonie on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-729-3230
Email: [email protected]

TRI-VILLAGE NURSERY SCHOOL

Tri-Village Nursery School is a cooperative preschool located in the heart of Bethlehem. TVN provides a thematic, play-based curriculum that comes from sound, well-researched practices and is supported by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. We welcome families to participate as much as they are able. We invite parents and prospective students to attend our Open House on Saturday, January 7th, 2023 from 10am-Noon! Open Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year begins January 7th as well — please see our website for our online application!

428 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054
Follow Tri-Village Nursery School on Facebook & Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-439-1455
Email: [email protected]

VIA AQUARIUM

Take your family on an unforgettable journey as you explore vivid underwater worlds across 45 exhibits. Feel the soft, smooth skin of a stingray as they swim right up to your hand in Stingray Bay. Watch sharks swim overhead while schools of fish surround you in our immersive tunnel tanks. From local favorites to the depths of the ocean, explore our planet’s oceans and rivers all in your own backyard on this self-guided exploration.

93 West Campbell Road, Schenectady, NY 12306 
Follow Via Aquarium on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-280-5100
Email: [email protected] 

ICE SKATING ROUNDUP

 
OUTDOOR SKATING

 

Buckingham Pond – Albany, NY
Bring your own ice skates (no rentals)
CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES.
Click here for more information.

 

The Town of Bethlehem (Elm Avenue Park)
Bring your own ice skates (no rentals)
CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES.
Click here for more information.

 

Saratoga Spa State Park
Bring your own ice skates (no rentals)
CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES
Click here to visit Saratoga Spa State Parks’ Facebook page.

 

Gavin Park – Wilton, NY
Bring your own ice skates (no rentals)
There are “skate helpers” you can use.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES
Click here for more information.

 

Indian Meadows Ice Rink – Glenville, NY
Bring your own ice skates (no rentals)
CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES

Click here for more information.

 

West Albany Pocket Park – Colonie, NY
Bring your own ice skates (no rentals)
CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES

 

Empire State Plaza Ice Rink
You can rent ice skates.
There are “skate helpers” you can use.
CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES
Click here for more information.

 

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

 

Town of Moreau (Harry Betar Park)
Click here for more information.

 

Moreau Lake State Park – Gansevoort, NY
Click here to follow Moreau Lake State Park on Facebook.

 

Camp Saratoga Ice Rink at Scout Road
Click here to follow the Town of Wilton NY on Facebook

 

 

 

INDOOR ICE SKATING

 

Capital Arena – Clifton Park, NY
Click here for more information.

 

Saratoga Springs Ice Rinks
Click here for more information.

 

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

 

Albany County Hockey Facility – near the Albany Airport
Click here for more information.

 

Bethlehem YMCA – Delmar, NY
Click here for more information.

 

The Conway Ice Rink at Hudson Valley Community College
Click here for more information.

 

Glens Falls Recreation Center, Fire Road, Glens Falls, NY
Click here for more information.

 

Messa Rink at Union College
Click here for more information.

 

Hockey Hut Training Center – Clifton Park, NY
Click here for more information.

 

Schenectady County Recreation Facility Ice Rink
CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES.

Click here for more information.

 

The Albany Academies
They have family skate occasionally.
Follow The Albany Academies on Facebook for more information.

 

 

 

Below is a list of places that have offered ice skating in past years,but may not be this year.

Cool Insuring Arena – Public skate has concluded until further notice.

Knickerbacker Ice Arena – Troy, NY

Schuylerville – In 2021 “Villagers have built an outdoor ice rink at Fort Hardy Park.”

Washington Park – Albany, NY

SNOW TUBING ROUNDUP

Bearpen Mountain – Prattsville, NY
Click here for more information.

 

Bousquet Mountain – Pittsfield, MA
Click here for more information.

 

Catamount – Hillsdale, NY
Click here for more information.

 

Hunter Mountain – Hunter, NY
Click here for more information.

 

Killington Ski Resort – Killington, VT
Click here for more information.

 

Mount Snow – Dover, VT
Click here for more information.

 

Plattekill Mountain – Roxbury, NY
Click here for more information.

 

Ski Butternut – Great Barrington, MA
Click here for more information.

 

West Mountain – Queensbury, NY
Click here for more information.

 

Willard Mountain – Greenwich, NY
Click here for more information.

 

Windham Mountain – Windham, NY
Click here for more information.

SLEDDING ROUNDUP

Capital Hills – Albany, NY
Click here to see pictures.

 

Sledding at the Corner of Longkill Road & Parkside Trail – Ballston Lake NY
Click here to see pictures.

 

Sledding at Sand Creek Middle School (when school isn’t in session) – Colonie, NY
Click here to see pictures.

 

Sledding at East Greenbush Town Park
Click here to see pictures.

 

 

 

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