2024 January Guide - Capital District Moms

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

Ice Skating Roundup (Scroll to the end of the guide for the list)
Sledding Roundup (Scroll to the end of the guide for the list)


Designed just for women, 30 Minute Hit Saratoga Springs offers a fresh, bright and vibrant place where you can leave the stresses of your day behind while training like a champ! With specifically designed equipment, guided instruction, inspiring soundtracks and all the female friendly touches you would expect, you will never dread working out again! Each 2-minute round based on boxing, kickboxing, general self defense, and core stability training will challenge you each and every time to improve your fitness and reward you with amazing results. You’ve got nothing to lose except pounds, inches, and stress, so be sure to book your absolutely FREE Trial today! Click here to book your free trial today!

 3 Hampstead Pl., Suite 104A, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Follow 30 Minute Hit on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-450-1154
Email: saratogasprings@30minutehit.com


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]


March into our colony, where learning and sensory make sense! Some mornings and afternoon slots are still available for the 2023-2024 school year! Registration for children not already enrolled in our preschool for the 2024-2025 school year will start February 1. Visit our website for pricing and enrollment options! Our passion is to provide a sensory/motor enriched environment where children can learn and work towards achieving their developmental milestones!

Email us at [email protected] to schedule a tour!

We are doing “Grown up and Me classes” every Monday from 10-10:45am. Please call to register or use the inquiry feature on our website.


1536 Crescent Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Follow Antzy Pantz on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-288-7054
Email: [email protected]


A New Year’s Special: Enjoy $50 off your Heart and Soul Newborn Session, with this Capital District Mom’s Discount Code: CDMHSNB50. Expires 12/31/24.

Experience our passionate, baby loving team! We have an eye for detail and always go above and beyond for “our” babies! Let us customize your session and artistically edit your images to perfection! The end result? Breathtaking first photos you will adore…always! For more information or to chat contact us at www.blueirisphotos.com/contact

Click here to book your baby’s custom “Heart and Soul” session, using your due date.

872 Middleline Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Follow Blue Iris Photography on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-320-4862
Email: linda@blueirisphotos.com


Bring on the Spectrum (BOTS) is an inclusive indoor play center and community space located at 71 Fuller Road in Colonie.  Whether youth (toddlers to teens) enjoy our swings, slides, interactive games (foosball, Jenga, etc) or want to take a class in our community space (art, Zumba, Legos, cooking, etc.), BOTS welcomes all ages and all abilities.

71 Fuller Road, Colonie, NY 12205
Follow Bring on the Spectrum on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-641-1971
Email: [email protected]


At Capital District Family Chiropractic, we help children and families achieve optimal health!  What makes our office different? We are the only neurologically-focused chiropractic office in the Capital District!  Dr. Rhiannon is the only local chiropractor certified in pediatric and prenatal care through pxdocs.com.  We use iNSIGHT scanning technology to locate and measure stress and tension in the nervous system that can cause behavioral, social, and developmental challenges in kiddos.  Families comes to our office to find the root cause of their symptoms such as anxiety, poor digestion, immune system challenges, sleep disturbances, headaches, and more.  Give your family the gift of optimal health by scheduling your nervous system assessments today!

40 Colvin Ave Suite 100, Albany, NY 12206
480 Broadway Lower Level (Palette) Saratoga Springs, NY 12886
Follow Capital District Family Chiropractic on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-599-0067
Email: [email protected]


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 #: 518-869-3522
Email: [email protected]


579 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110
Follow DICK’S House of Sport on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-213-3478
Email: [email protected]


Offering rolling admissions for Preschool through Grade 12 for the 2023-24 school year!  We invite you to visit and discover why Doane Stuart is one of the Capital Region’s premiere private schools.   Learn more at www.doanestuart.org, email admissions@doanestuart.org, or call 518.465.5222 to speak with an admissions representative today!

199 Washington Ave, Rensselaer, NY 12144
Follow The Doane Stuart School on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-465-5222
Email: [email protected]


This year is a new opportunity to forge your own path and discover amazing things about yourself. Don’t miss your chance to grow, learn, and laugh with new friends by your side! It’s your year of discovery with Girl Scouts! Learn more today at https://www.girlscoutsneny.org/ The 2024 Camp Guide is here! Get a sneak peek at all the incredible camp themes we have to offer and prepare for summer 2024. Registration opens on January 17th. This is your summer! https://ow.ly/2jU450Qm0bE

Service Center Locations in Albany, Queensbury, and Plattsburgh.
Follow Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-489-8110
Email: customercare@girlscoutsneny.org


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]


Calling all parents! If you haven’t heard, we’ve mastered the art of turning your little bundles of energy into tired little climbers! Our Kids Pass offers 90 minutes of non-stop climbing fun for just $29.95 per climber. Give yourself a well-deserved break while your kids have a blast and burn off all that energy. It’s a win-win for everyone!

195 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110
Follow Hudson Boulders on Facebook & Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 838-221-7673
Email: [email protected]


6 Week Post-Partum Class Beginning February 7, 2024 10-11am

Babies are welcome! Come join our mom tribe and seize this amazing chance, not only to transform your body, but also connect with other new moms. Women who are in the same boat, to create meaningful friendships. This class will be led by one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy. This class is designed to provide you with safe exercises to return to your prior level of function, information about the pelvic floor and allow for a safe space for discussion around all things post-partum. Click here to reserve your spot!

12 Metro Park Road Suite 208, Albany, NY 12205
Follow Keystone Physical Therapy on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-304-6006
Email: [email protected]


Dr. Robin Lozman is a lot of things. A doctor. A mother. A competitive equestrian. A volunteer for nonprofits. But one of her greatest passions comes from her work as an orthodontist: transforming her patients’ smiles. At her family practice in Latham, New York, Dr. Lozman specializes in comprehensive orthodontic treatment for children and adults, from early interventions and orthognathic surgery to braces and Invisalign. Dr. Lozman works alongside her father, Dr. Michael Lozman, to help people from all walks of life achieve a brighter, healthier and straighter smile, improving their confidence while maintaining a consistently high standard of care. Click here to learn more about Dr. Lozman.

17 Johnson Road, Latham, NY 12110
Follow Lozman Orthodontics on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-785-9441


Go full STEAM ahead at miSci this fall with brand-new exhibits, events, and break classes. Visit the Museum to experience interactive activities, see historical wonders, and learn about science, technology, engineering, arts, and math! Great for the whole family, visit www.miSci.org to learn more.

15 Museum Drive, Schenectady, NY 12308
Follow miSci on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-382-7890
Email: [email protected]


Get ready Monster Truck fans! Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party is returning to Albany! Fans of all ages will experience the thrill of watching their favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks in the DARK! This one-of-a-kind show will visit MVP Arena on January 13-14 for 2 epic performances!

51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207
Follow MVP Arena on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Click here to get your tickets.
Phone #: 518-487-2000
Email: [email protected]


Celebrating 30+ years of progressive education!

Parker’s philosophy puts students at the center of their own learning. Parker teachers focus on constructing authentic experiences that respond to students’ interests and needs while building on academic and social skills. The result is that students get to spend their day engaged in projects and learning that is individualized, meaningful, and connected to the real-world, and all done on an expansive 77 acre campus. 

Programs for PreK 3 and 4 year olds through 8th Grade & Forest Toddlers (18 months- 3 years). 

Join us for an open house: January 25th, February 28th, March 21st or April 24th
Click here to RSVP. 

4254 Route 43, North Greenbush, NY 12198
Follow Robert C. Parker School on Facebook & Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-286-3449
Email: [email protected]


2699 Curry Road, Schenectady, NY 12303
Follow SPORTIME Eager Explorers Daycare on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-356-0100
Email: [email protected]


The Music Studio has been a regional leader in music education since its founding in 1977. We offer short-term classes for children as young as age 2, and an award-winning school-year Foundation Program for children ages 4 to 7. With an exceptional faculty and bright, well-equipped classrooms, we invite students to tap into their natural love of music, challenge them to excel as musicians, and support every step of their musical journey. Find out what makes our program different at themusicstudio.com. Or call 518-459-7799 for more information.

1237 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205
Follow The Music Studio on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-459-7799
Email: [email protected]


Mothers deserve time to rejuvenate!
The Salt Den is a great place to breathe in health and relaxation for you and the whole family. We offers Holistic Facials, Massage Therapy, Dry Salt Therapy (Halotherapy), Red Light Therapy and Infrared Detoxification.  We have many events going on throughout the month. Family care starts with you, book an appointment now!

654 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110
Follow The Salt Den on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-785-7258
Email: [email protected]


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 6th, 2024 from 10am-12pm. Open Registration for the 2024-2025 School Year begins January 6th as well — please see our website for our online application!

School Location: 428 Kenwood Ave, Delmar, NY 12054
on the ground floor of the First United Methodist Church
Follow Tri-Village Nursery School on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-439-1455
Email: [email protected]


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] 


New York’s Coolest Little Ski Area is located in the southern end of Washington County, we are just 40 minutes North of Troy and 45 minutes East of Saratoga. With prices you can afford, enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing and dining in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere!

77 Intervale Road, Greenwich, NY 12834
Follow Willard Mountain on Facebook.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-692-7337
Email: [email protected]




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


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


Saratoga Spa State Park
Bring your own ice skates (no rentals)
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 for more information.


Indian Meadows Ice Rink – Glenville, NY
Bring your own ice skates (no rentals)

Click here for more information.


Empire State Plaza Ice Rink
You can rent ice skates.
There are “skate helpers” you can use.
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






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 for more information.


Swinburne Park Ice Skating Rink – Albany, NY
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 

Knickerbacker Ice Arena – Troy, NY

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

Washington Park – Albany, NY

West Albany Pocket Park – Colonie, NY 


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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